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Easy Beef Stew – a one pot meal

on January 10, 2015
One Pot Beef Stew

It’s easy and delicious!









Aren’t one pot meals wonderful?

When cutting out processed foods, an unexpected side effect is a massive increase in the amount of dishes produced. Massive. Ugh.

Yes, one pot meals are a lovely break from the norm. This stew has the added bonus of being mostly hands off – ahhhh, bliss.

Even better – my entire family likes this one. One pot, hands off, and fuss free – does it get any better? 😀

Easy Beef Stew

  • 1-2 T. of coconut oil
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 -ish lbs of beef stew meat, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1 28 oz can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 16 oz bag of frozen, organic corn
  • 1-2  16 oz. bags of frozen green veggies (okra and Fordhook limas are a great combo, but green beans are also tasty)
  • 1 beer
  • 1 1/2 tsp. of sea salt


  1. Melt the coconut oil over medium heat in a 5 or 6 Qt stockpot.
  2. Toss in the onion and stir it a few times to coat it in the oil. Let it cook until soft, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add the stew meat and stir occasionally until browned.
  4. Add the veggies and the beer, then cover and let cook for 10-ish minutes or until bubbling.
  5. Remove the lid and let it cook until the meat and veggies are fully cooked. This lets the alcohol in the beer boil off, but allows for the flavor to remain.
  6. Stir in the salt*, remove from heat, and serve.
  7. Enjoy! 🙂

*If you’re using salted tomatoes, you may want to start with 3/4 tsp. and then add more to taste.



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