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Best Instant Pot Keto Beef Stew Recipe

See how to make this easy keto beef stew recipe made in an instant pot! This keto beef stew uses only a handful of ingredients and is ready in under an hour.

keto beef stew

This keto stew is a rich beef stew featuring tender, melt in mouth beef, made with homemade beef broth and perfectly cooked vegetables.

This is a genuine example of how comfort food should look and taste. It is an absolutely divine stew to make for your family, and unlike traditional cooking, this stew will be ready for lunch or dinner in no time. 

 

What vegetables are keto and can be used in this stew?

You can use parsnips, bell peppers, tomatoes and carrots to make this keto friendly stew. As you’ll see below, the recipe calls for small quantities of both to add nutrition to the meal without adding too many carbs. 

Are tomatoes keto?

While tomatoes aren’t the most keto friendly vegetables, they can be used in limited quantities in keto recipes. One cup of  chopped tomatoes contains 5.5 grams of carbs

Are carrots keto?

Like tomatoes, carrots are not a vegetable that people gravitate to on the keto diet. One cup of carrots contains 9.6 grams of total carbs ans 6.8 grams of net carbs

 

Tips to make the best keto beef stew

  1. Choosing the meat; go with beef stew meat, chuck meat or tenderloin and stay away from pre-cut beef meat. Most butchers offer this but, they’re probably the worst types and parts of the beef. Also, when choosing your beef, make sure there is some fat on it for more flavor in the stew.
  2. Seasoning; go easy on the seasoning if you’re using our homemade keto bone broth recipe. This is so because the broth is already well seasoned so adding too much extra seasoning will ruin your stew. If you are not sure, season the stew once it is all cooked.
  3. The longer stew sits, the more flavor it gets, therefore, once the recipe is cooked, instead of doing a quick pressure release, let it come down naturally.

 

Ingredient to make keto instant pot beef stew

To make the stew, you will need these ingredients below:

  • 1 tablespoon of cooking fat, any kind, ghee, olive oil, lard
  • 1lb. beef stew meat or beef chuck meat
  • 1 small carrot, cut into half moons
  • 1 parsnip, cut into small pieces
  • ½ green bell pepper, seeded, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 8 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 ½ cups beef broth
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

 

How to make keto beef stew

To start gather all of your ingredients in one place. Chop up your carrots, bell peppers and your beef.

ingredients for keto stew

 

Next select Saute on your Instant Pot and add in your cooking fat.

After 2 minutes, add in the beef and cook until browned, for 5-6 minutes.

 

Next, toss in carrots, parsnip, and bell pepper and cook with the beef for 5 minutes more minutes.

 

Once the 5 minutes are up, add garlic and onion powder to the pot  and cook 1 minute or until fragrant.

 

Pour in the beef broth and add chopped cherry tomatoes and season to taste. Also, at this point, and add your thyme.

how to make keto beef stew

 

Lock the lid into place. Select Manual and set the Instant pot to High pressure.

Adjust the timer to 35 minutes.

After the cycle is completed, perform a natural pressure release, for 10 minutes, followed by a quick pressure release.

Serve this comforting stew recipe warm.

low carb beef stew

 

Low Carb Beef Stew FAQs

How do you make beef stew meat tender?

Start by choosing a tender cut of beef. Also browning the beef before adding any liquid is important to helping with the tenderness. Also, cooking the meat for a longer time at low heat or high pressure cooking will help as well.

How do you thicken beef stew?

This soup thickens up on it;s own, therefore, in the recipe, there were no extra ingredients used to thicken u the stew. However, if you want to thicken up this stew more, then you can use either 1 tbsp of gelatin or 1 tbsp of xanthan gum mixed in with 1/3 cup of water. Add this to the pot and cook for a few minutes.

How long does this low carb stew stay fresh?

This recipe is can last for at least 3 days in the fridge if stored properly in an air tight container.

Can I freeze this beef stew?

You can freeze this recipe. if you want to preserve it for longer, freeze for up to 5 days in an air tight container or in heavy duty freezer bags. Reheat once you’re ready to enjoy it again.

How many carbs are in this keto beef stew?

This easy keto beef stew recipe is very low in carbs at only 5.8 grams of net carbs per serving! 

How many calories are in this keto lasagna recipe?

This recipe has 314 calories in every serving and is a great low calories stew option for people who count calories.

 

More keto soups and stews

 

 

Best Instant Pot Keto Beef Stew Recipe

Best Instant Pot Keto Beef Stew Recipe

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

See how to make this easy keto beef stew recipe made in an instant pot! This keto beef stew uses only a handful of ingredients and is ready in under an hour.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon of cooking fat, any kind, ghee, olive oil, lard
  • 1lb. beef stew meat or beef chuck meat
  • 1 small carrot, cut into half moons
  • 1 parsnip, cut into small pieces
  • ½ green bell pepper, seeded, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 8 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 ½ cups beef broth
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

    1. To start gather all of your ingredients in one place. Chop up your carrots, bell peppers and your beef.
    2. Next select Saute on your Instant Pot and add in your cooking fat.
    3. After 2 minutes, add in the beef and cook until browned, for 5-6 minutes.
    4. Next, toss in carrots, parsnip, and bell pepper and cook with the beef for 5 minutes more minutes.
    5. Once the 5 minutes are up, add garlic and onion powder to the pot  and cook 1 minute or until fragrant.
    6. Pour in the beef broth and add chopped cherry tomatoes and season to taste. Also, at this point, and add your thyme.
    7. Lock the lid into place. Select Manual and set the Instant pot to High pressure.
    8. Adjust the timer to 35 minutes.
    9. After the cycle is completed, perform a natural pressure release, for 10 minutes, followed by a quick pressure release.
    10. Serve this comforting stew recipe warm.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1 bowl
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 314Total Fat: 19.1gSaturated Fat: 6.8gCholesterol: 81mgSodium: 393mgCarbohydrates: 7.8gNet Carbohydrates: 5.8gFiber: 2gSugar: 2.9gProtein: 27.4g

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