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AIP Stew

AIP Stew
Stew, especially slow cooker stew, is an absolute winter comfort food staple in my house. Slow cooker stew is the first thing I think of every time that I hear somebody say that they can't cook. I can definitely understand that not every person can make a beef wellington that will satisfy the stringent standards of notorious hardass chef Gordon Ramsey...but making a amazing slow cooker stew is as easy as accidentally knocking over some food into a slow cooker. Acquire food, place in slow cooker, eat amazing food. Everybody can make stew and there are TONS of different kinds, styles and flavors that you can vary with to keep things from getting stale in the kitchen, pun intended.

Making stew in a slow cooker can be a labor intensive process or it can be completely hands off depending on how much time you have to invest in cooking. For example, you can take the meat component and brown it on the BBQ or in a heavy pan on high heat. This will help to get the fat on the meat rendering and adds a smoky depth of flavor. Or you can do like I did in this "hands off" slow cooker recipe and just chop everything up, meat and all, and chuck it on into the slow cooker. Go ahead and take more time if you have it, but this just goes to show that it does not take a lot of work and fussing in the kitchen to make delicious (and healthy) food.

* You can use any meat that you like for this recipe. Beef, lamb, venison (deer) or moose are great options. This recipe and these pictures are of a moose stew as I was lucky enough to be donated a giant slab of moose steak by a friend of mine. If you are concerned about health pretty much everyone agrees that wild caught game is the best you can hope to get - thank you Chris!

Prep time
15 minutes

AIP beef stew Cooking time
3 hours

Recipe yield
8 servings

Ingredients needed
1 lb boneless meat (beef, venison or moose)
2 carrots
1 large red onion
1 large yellow onion
2 sweet potatoes
2 purple skin sweet potatoes
1 bunch of asparagus
1 parsnip
1/2 head of cauliflower
handful of fresh rosemary
handful of fresh thyme
1 tablespoon salt
2 cloves of garlic (optional)
1 teaspoon arrowroot starch
2 teaspoons coconut oil (or olive oil)