keto beef stew crock pot

Easy Keto Beef Stew (in a Crockpot)

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This crockpot Easy Keto Beef Stew is the star of my winter meal prep menu. One batch will make many family and freezer friendly servings of healthy low-carb nutrition!

Like (most) crockpot recipes, this stew is super easy. Cube the meat, chop the veggies, gather the herbs, and put it all in a pot. Cover and check back 8 hours later.

Everyone should know how to make a good beef stew! It’s such a classic dish, served all over the world.

Low-Carb Beef Stew

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The classic stew is easy to make, collagen-rich, and super meaty. Hard-working muscles, make the best stew meat. You want a tough cut, laced with collagen. After slow cooking, the meat becomes succulent and melt in your mouth tender.

Marrow bones are my secret ingredient used to increase the nutritional value. Marrow has many nutritional benefits, like conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), a type of fat that could decrease inflammation and enhance immune function.

Accented with cauliflower, mushrooms, carrot, onion, and thyme the seasonal stew will trigger all your happy feelings associated with warm and cozy winter meals.

Grab your favorite soup bowl and serve this recipe warm for lunch or dinner. Use a side of my All-Purpose Keto Bread to soak up the liquid. This bread is great to make and store in the freezer. It thaws super quickly so you can pull it out just before eating. Toasting in a toaster or broiler before eating will give it a delicious crunchy texture!

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Tips making Keto Beef Stew in a Crockpot

  • Use what you have on hand, this recipe is very forgiving! Do you have other vegetables in your fridge that need to get used up? Add them in. Chop the broccoli, zucchini, or cabbage and add to the pot. Parsley, oregano, or rosemary may also be added or substituted.
  • Mind your water line, if you add in a significant amount of extra vegetables, you may need to add more broth or water too.
  • Try different mineral-rich salts. There are so many options and each brings its own unique flavor.
  • “Cubed” means you cut the meat to 1-inch cubes. Lay the piece of meat in front of you, slice left to right into smaller sections, then rotate, and slice into strips. Finally, gather these strips and cut them into 1-inch cubes.
  • Onion is listed as an ingredient; use pearl, white, Spanish, or red onion.

With 5 g net carbs per serving, Easy Crockpot Keto Beef Stew is a delicious, low-carb way to get your protein and fats in.

The recipe below is 100% gluten-free, grain-free, sugar-free, dairy-free, nut-free, low-carb, ketogenic and carnivore-friendly!

Zero Carb Carnivore Recipe Adaptation

The Carnivore Cookbook

Some folks find they prefer a fiber-free Carnivore Diet to remedy auto-immune conditions, improve mental health, and achieve rapid fat loss. If this sounds like you, make the Easy Crockpot Keto Beef Stew by simplifying the ingredient list below to include only marrow bones, stew meat, tallow, bone broth, and salt. Decrease the broth to 4 cups. Check after 6 hours.

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keto beef stew crock pot

Easy Beef Stew (in a Crock Pot)

This collagen-rich, super meaty beef stew is slow-cooked in a crock pot, flavored with carrot, onion, and thyme. It's a nourishing meal for lunch or dinner, any day of the week. Let it simmer all day with minimal prep work and you can't help but feel good about this family and budget-friendly recipe.
4.86 from 7 votes
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Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: Traditional
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 20 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 509kcal


  • Crock pot



  • Heat the crockpot on low. Place marrow bones in the center of the bowl.
  • In a large skillet, over medium heat, brown the beef in tallow by searing all sides quickly. Transfer to the crockpot.
  • Add all remaining ingredients (broth, mushrooms, carrot, onion, garlic, thyme, salt, and pepper) to the crockpot.
  • Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours. Serve hot.


Adapt this recipe for a carnivore diet by simplifying the ingredient list to: marrow bones, stew meat, tallow, bone broth, and salt. Decrease the broth to 4 cups. Check after 6 hours. 

Macros and Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Easy Beef Stew (in a Crock Pot)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 509 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Fat 28g43%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 104mg35%
Sodium 964mg42%
Potassium 719mg21%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 38g76%
Vitamin A 2199IU44%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 48mg5%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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13 Responses

  1. Jere Cassidy
    | Reply

    5 stars
    Wow, what a wonderful looking stew. I love all your ingredients for such a healthy stew.

    • Jessica Haggard
      | Reply

      Thanks Jere 😉 Hope your whole family enjoys it!

  2. Beth
    | Reply

    5 stars
    These flavors are amazing! This is the best kind of comfort food! Making it in the crockpot made it so easy and simple!

    • Jessica Haggard
      | Reply

      The crockpot is great for low maintenance recipes. Enjoy!

  3. kim
    | Reply

    5 stars
    Love this recipe! So easy and flavorful! Definitely one that I will make again and again!

    • Jessica Haggard
      | Reply

      It’s a great freezer ready meal!

  4. Megan Ellam
    | Reply

    5 stars
    Right up my alley. The perfect combination of great ingredients and keto goodness. Thank you for another great recipe.

    • Jessica Haggard
      | Reply

      Thanks for stopping by Megan! xx

  5. Danielle Wolter
    | Reply

    5 stars
    Who doesn’t love a good beef stew? This sounds incredible – the perfect winter comfort food!!

    • Jessica Haggard
      | Reply

      It really is the perfect dish for winter!

  6. Uncle Jim
    | Reply

    5 stars
    Looks just yummy! Jessica can you provide info on the cut of meat, “stew meat” is a bit general and I always struggle with tough stew. Thank you!

    • Jessica Haggard
      | Reply

      Sure, I linked in a resource here, you may have missed it in the article. You may see something specifically called stew meat in your butcher’s display or you can ask for Chuck, which is one of my favorite parts for stewing.

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