Weeknight Keto Beef Stew

Keto Beef Stew

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This classic keto beef stew recipe is perfect for a chilly evening at home or whenever you feel like a comforting stew that won’t ruin your keto diet.



  • 1lb grass-fed stew meat or chuck roast (cut into 2-inch pieces)
  • 1 tablespoon butter (substitute with olive oil if you want dairy-free stew)
  • 4 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 cup baby carrots
  • 4 stalks celery (roughly chopped)
  • 1 large onion (sliced)
  • 4 cloves garlic (roughly chopped)
  • 1lb radishes (cut in half)
  • 6 cups beef broth (bone broth preferred)
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/4 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • Optional veggies: cauliflower, roasted celery root, rutabaga, or turnips
  • Optional toppings: sliced avocado, grated parmesan cheese


  1. Press ”saute” and “+10 minutes” on your Instant Pot. 
  2. Melt butter. Add stew beef and brown for 3-4 minutes. It’s best to brown meat in a few small batches to get the best color. Stir in previously browned vegetables and batches of meat. Stir in the tomato paste.
  3. Add broth, salt, pepper, and xanthan gum to pot. Stir well to combine ingredients.
  4. Turn Instant Pot off, then press “stew” and “+40 minutes.”
  5. When the timer goes off, manually release steam. Sprinkle and stir in very small amounts of xanthan gum to desired consistency. 
  6. Garnish with fresh parsley to serve if desired.


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