Slow cook carnivore beef stew in a crockpot for a few hours until the meat is tender and ready to eat! You’ll love the savory combination of beef shank simmered in bone broth with stew meat and salt. With zero-carbs and no fiber, this is ideal comfort food for anyone on a carnivore diet.
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Carnivore Slow Cooker Recipes
Carnivore recipes with bone broth are warm and comforting once the weather turns cold. It’s so nice to know there’s a hot meal simmering on the countertop getting ready for dinnertime.
Slow cooker recipes take minimal prep work and attention because they practically cook themselves! Even if you’re a beginner here, you can’t mess up this recipe.
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On the other hand, when you’re ready to introduce plant foods again Keto Beef Stew is the low-carb version of this recipe and contains low-oxalate vegetables and herbs.
I’m here to help wherever you are in your diet journey, so without further delay, let’s get into the recipe.
How to Make a Carnivore Stew Recipe
Gather just 5 ingredients, and you’ll already be halfway to making a slow-cooked stew! I’ll show you all you need to know on how to make beef stew without vegetables. Dinner has never been easier!
Beef shank – This is a fantastic cut of beef, but unfortunately, not as well known as many others. Let’s change that! Cut from a cross section of the leg of any ruminant animal, beef shanks might look like a steak, but shanks always have a signature marrow bone located in the center. (1) The marrow melts like butter and adds an unparalleled depth of flavor and nutrition to this stew. It’s amazing!
Chuck roast – Chuck roast takes exceptionally well to slow-cooking, and it’s cheap too! (2) I suggest grass-fed chuck roast from White Oak Pastures. You may substitute with shoulder, rump roast, or diced stew meat.
Salt – Since we’re making a zero-fiber recipe, there are no herbs or spices. However, we do use salt for seasoning and adding minerals.
Bone broth – What better opportunity for enjoying Carnivore Diet Bone Broth than adding it to this stew! Provided you don’t have any adverse autoimmune reactions with traditional broth, you can use a homemade beef bone broth or buy a shelf-stable organic broth for your pantry if you seek a little extra flavor.
Follow along with these easy step-by-step directions, and you’ll make a delicious high-protein stew perfectly on the first try!
- Cube the roast by cutting it into 1-inch square chunks. Place all the cubes in a bowl. Season with 1 tsp salt. Season both sides of the beef shank with the remaining 1 tsp. If you desire, it’s fine to be more liberal with the salt.
- Heat a heavy bottom skillet or cast iron pan over high heat. Add 1 tbsp tallow and sear the shanks, then sear all the cubed roast. Continue working in batches until all the meat cooks. Add more fat as needed. Use tongs to flip the meat and transfer it to the slow cooker once done. Put the beef shank in the crockpot first, then layer the cubed meat on top.
- Pour broth over the meat.
- Cover with a lid and cook on LOW for 8-10 (up to 12 hours) or HIGH for 4-5 hours (up to 6 hours).
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Store leftovers in the fridge for 3-5 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
Since we are working with eight total pounds of meat, I find this recipe is best for a 10-12 quart slow cooker. If you have a smaller size, scale the recipe accordingly. For example, 2 pounds of beef shank and 2 pounds of stew meat will fit comfortably in a 4-6 quart crockpot. In this case, reduce broth to 2 cups or enough to halfway cover the meat and then simmer until done.
Beef Stew without Vegetables FAQ & Cooking Tips
I understand you might have some questions, particularly if zero-carb recipes are new to you or you’ve never worked with these ingredients before. Let me answer some common queries and try to clarify the process for you.
We exclusively use animal food in this beef stew: beef shank, chuck roast, salt, tallow, and bone broth. By excluding all plant foods, this recipe is fiber-free, zero-carb, and 100% animal-based for those on a strict carnivore diet. There are no vegetables or herbs, but there is still a lot of flavor!
I prefer cooking on low for a minimum of 8 hours. Since the pot is full, the meat takes a while before cooking completely. Cooking overnight for up to 12 hours will produce softer, more tender meat. The difference is between fork-tender and fall-of-the-fork tender. Both are good
Usually starches, like potatoes, or wheat flour thickens traditional stews. For us here, the recipe contains meat only, so we employ a long simmer time to reduce the liquid and thicken slightly. As a result, the final stew remains lightly “brothy” but has a concentrated liquid that’s super delicious!
This easy stew recipe is ideal for meal prep and bulk cooking because we prepare a lot of meat all at once. Surely you will have leftovers, so it’s good to be prepared and know how to store them. I suggest letting the stew cool completely before pouring into freezer bags or airtight container. Then, lay freezer bags flat on the shelf until solid. Once the contents are frozen, it’s time to adjust them vertically and save a lot of space! When you’re ready to serve next, begin by thawing overnight in the refrigerator and then heat up on the stovetop before serving.
I find this recipe filling enough as is, but if you’re looking for more, consider adding butter to the broth and mixing it into the hot soup. Serving with a fried egg on top is also yummy! If you love bacon, crumble bacon bits on top or keep a few on the side and crunch on them as you eat.
More Carnivore Beef Recipes
If you know carnivore is the way to go for you, browse all my strict carnivore diet recipes and find more delicious no fiber breakfasts, snacks, and dinners made for a carnivore diet!
These are some more beef recipes you might also like:
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- Carnivore Meatballs
- Braised Beef Shank
- Carnivore Casserole
- Beef Shank Slow Cooker Recipe
Carnivore Beef Stew (Crockpot Meal)
- Slow Cooker 10-12 quarts
- Cube the roast by cutting it into 1-inch square chunks. Place all the cubes in a bowl. Season with 1 teaspoon salt. Season both sides of the beef shank with the remaining 1 teaspoon.4 pounds beef shank, 4 pounds chuck roast, 2 teaspoons salt
- Heat a heavy bottom skillet or cast iron pan over high heat. Add 1 tablespoon tallow and sear the shanks, then sear all the cubed roast. Continue working in batches until all the meat cooks. Add more fat as needed. Use tongs to flip the meat and transfer it to the slow cooker once done. Put the beef shank in the crockpot first, then layer the cubed meat on top.2 tablespoons tallow
- Pour broth over the meat.4 cups Carnivore Bone Broth
- Cover with a lid and cook on LOW for 8-10 hours (up to 12 hours) or HIGH for 4-5 hours (up to 6 hours).
Nutrition & Macros
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