Smoky Beef Stew

Smoky Beef Stew

Smoky Beef Stew is a cold-weather favorite at our house because it is hearty, warm, filling, and has beef in it, which is a must if you are feeding a hungry farmer like my husband! Plus, beef is one of the most nutrient-dense food choices around–full of b vitamins, iron, protein, and zinc, to name a few, all while being relatively low-calorie.

Even better, it all goes together in one big pan, meaning only one dirty dish (if you use the method of parchment paper on a baking sheet in the oven to cook the bacon). Recipes at my house have to meet certain rules–simple, kid-approved, and healthy. This dish meets all of those criteria!

Smoky Beef Stew
Serves 6
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485 calories
29 g
164 g
16 g
58 g
6 g
435 g
1229 g
10 g
1 g
10 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
435g
Servings
6
Amount Per Serving
Calories 485
Calories from Fat 143
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g
24%
Saturated Fat 6g
31%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 8g
Cholesterol 164mg
55%
Sodium 1229mg
51%
Total Carbohydrates 29g
10%
Dietary Fiber 6g
22%
Sugars 10g
Protein 58g
Vitamin A
285%
Vitamin C
65%
Calcium
10%
Iron
38%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. ½ lb bacon
  2. 2 lbs beef stew meat
  3. 1 tsp sea salt
  4. 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  5. 1 tbsp chili powder
  6. ½ tsp ground chipotle pepper
  7. 1 large sweet onion, diced
  8. 1 red bell pepper, diced
  9. 4 cloves of garlic, crushed
  10. 1 cup low-sodium beef broth
  11. 4 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
  12. 14 oz can fire-roasted diced tomatoes
  13. 2 tbsp tomato paste
  14. Salt & pepper to taste
  15. Green onions, sliced, for garnish, optional
Instructions
  1. Cook bacon in 375 degree oven on parchment lined baking sheet until crispy (about 15 minutes). Let cool and chop.
  2. In a large skillet (a cast-iron skillet works great!) over medium-high heat, pour the leftover bacon fat from the bacon. Add the beef, salt, paprika, and chipotle pepper. Stir often until the beef is cooked through, about 8 minutes.
  3. While beef is cooking, prep the sweet potatoes, onion, and garlic.
  4. Add to the pan the sweet potatoes, onion, and garlic. Stir until browned, then add broth and tomatoes.
  5. At this point, you can add beef mixture to a slow cooker and set on low for 5-6 hours. OR, you can add remaining ingredients to the cast-iron skillet and continue cooking on low for about an hour.
  6. Adjust seasonings with salt and pepper, top with sliced green onion and crumbled bacon and ENJOY!
Adapted from Stupid Easy Paleo and the 21 Day Fix Extreme Nutrition plan
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calories
485
fat
16g
protein
58g
carbs
29g
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Adapted from Stupid Easy Paleo and the 21 Day Fix Extreme Nutrition plan
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