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Beef Stew Made Easy.

Paleo Friendly RecipeSo many times, after a dinner of roasted whole chicken or a t-bone steak, we’ve made the mistake of throwing out the animal bones, when we could have made some delicious bone broth! Not to mention the delicious treat that is sucking some marrow out of a giant bone after cooking it.

Eating bone marrow has so many benefits:

  • Aids in joint health – bones are full of protein in the form collagen. Collagen is also found in tendons, ligaments and other connective tissue. It’s broken down while cooking into another protein called gelatin. The same gelatin that’s found Jell-O! When cooled, will give foods like bone broth and gelatinous consistency.
  • Gelatin has benefits of its own! Many people have reported that it aids in weight loss and plateaus, brain function, digestion, joint pain, bone health, sleep, appetite suppression. When boiled, gelatin can also help reduce joint inflammation and pain
  • Full of essential omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins, minerals (calcium, iron, phosphorus, zinc, selenium, magnesium, manganese)
  • Helps promote a healthy digestive tract by sealing liquids to help absorption and fighting inflammation

Read more about bone marrow and why drinking bone broth could be beneficial for you!

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The easiest way to get these amazing benefits is to eat that bone marrow! Don’t throw away those bones, you can do two of our favorite things: make bone broth of beef stew! To make bone broth, we suggest using small bones with bone marrow too small to see or savor. You can extract that marrow, small as it may be, and some of the nutrients inside the bones themselves by boiling them in delicious broth with vegetables and spices. If done right, you’ll notice that when chilled overnight in the refrigerator, the top of the broth will actually turn to jelly! The gelatin extracted from the bones solidifies and turns solid to the touch, just like Jell-O. This is a sign of a good bone broth! You can then use this broth as a starter for other soups, like our beef stew. Some people enjoy a cup of warm bone broth as a treat. It’s full of electrolytes and great for helping that nasty keto flu some people suffer through.

Or, if you prefer a more hearty meal that will satisfy for days, you can make some of our easy beef stew! All you need is some organic beef shank; that means bone in, leg cuts of beef. The easiest method we have is to simmer those shanks with veggies and spices for at least 3 hours and enjoy for days!

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Macros per serving:
• 531 Calories
• 22g of Fat
• 68g of Protein
• 9g of Carbs
Serves
6 servings
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
3.5 hours
Serves
6 servings
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
3.5 hours
Easy Beef Stew Final
Easy Beef Stew
Votes: 24
Rating: 4.92
You:
Rate this recipe!
Print Recipe
Macros per serving:
• 531 Calories
• 22g of Fat
• 68g of Protein
• 9g of Carbs
Serves
6 servings
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
3.5 hours
Serves
6 servings
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
3.5 hours
Servings: servings
Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. Place a cast iron skillet on a medium flame to heat up while you chop your carrots, tomatoes, onion and garlic into very chunky pieces.
    Keep the ingredients chunky
  2. Place the onions, garlic and carrots into an oiled soup pot, or Dutch oven, to cook a little until translucent.
    Cook onions and carrot
  3. In the hot cast iron skillet, sear both sides of each beef shank until a deep brown crust forms. We're not cooking the beef here, just letting it develop a crust that boiling could not achieve.
  4. Pour a quart of beef, chicken or bone broth over the onions, garlic and carrots. Add two cups of water and the apple cider vinegar to this as well. The apple cider vinegar adds some acidity to the broth which helps extract the vitamins and minerals from the bones during cooking. You can also use some lemon juice, but ACV tastes a bit milder and you won't notice it in your stew.
  5. To this, add in your tomatoes, tomato sauce, and spices to taste. Stir well.
    Add broth and spices
  6. When all the beef shanks are seared, submerge each one into your broth and let it come to a boil.
  7. After your beef stew comes to a boil, reduce the heat to a simmer. Let simmer slightly uncovered for at least 3 hours.
    Let simmer for 3 hours
  8. When the beef stew has simmered for a while, you'll notice most of the ingredients have broken down and the meat is tender and cooked throughout. You'll also notice the bone marrow within the bones has turned gray and very soft.
  9. Remove the bay leaves and serve! Enjoy that delicious bone marrow!
We provide nutritional information for our recipes as a courtesy to our readers. The data is calculated using the MyFitnessPal app. We remove fiber and sugar alcohols, including erythritol, from the final carbohydrate count since they do not affect blood glucose levels in most individuals. We try to be as accurate as possible but we encourage you to calculate nutritional information on your own.

Easy Beef Stew with Bone Marrow

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