Great all year round, but especially during the colder months – a hearty beef stew is a real favourite for the whole family. This one is even easier than some as it uses a slow cooker – just brown the meat and then let the slow cooker do the rest!
If you’re gluten free or looking to eat paleo, this recipe makes a few small changes to some elements to make it suitable for niche diets.
Slow Cooker Old-Time Beef Stew
A classic recipe with some minor additions to make it gluten free and paleo friendly!
Place flour, paprika and garlic powder in a plastic bag. Add the diced beef and coat in the flour mixture.
Heat a little oil in a large fry pan over medium to high heat, add the dredged beef and brown. After all meat is browned, transfer the meat to a slow cooker bowl. Add the remaining ingredients except for ¼ cup of cold water and 2 Tabs of the tapioca flour.
Cover and cook on low for 8 – 10 hours or on high for 5-6 hours.
30 minutes before serving mix the 2 tablespoons of tapioca flour and ¼ cup of water to make a smooth paste. Stir in to the stew and allow to keep cooking uncovered for the last half an hour, this will help to thicken the stew a little.
Serve immediately while steaming hot, season with a little salt and pepper.