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The Easiest Stew

I think we have all realized by now that I am a pretty awful blogger.

I haven’t reliably posted, ever.

But, I am going to give it another go.

So let’s start with cooking, at least that is something I can write about. Let’s start with my stew.

Jeff’s Paleo Stew


  • 1.5 lbs of stew meat (Trader Joe’s sells pre-packaged pre cut stew meat)
  • 1 large or 2 medium sized onions (Any Kind will do, I like Vidalia but I used Red Onions here)
  • 8oz of whole White Mushroom
  • 1 lb of carrots (I use baby carrots here but usually prefer rainbow carrots)
  • 2 – 3 sweet potatoes or regular potatoes
  • 1 quart Beef Broth
  • 5-6 cloves of garlic
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 2 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp rosemary
  • 1 tsp thyme


Collect your ingredients:

Stew Meat:

Beef! It's whats for dinner


Onions, try not to cry :'(


Mushrooms, wash them well, they grow in shit


Carrots, Wish I had rainbows


Potatoes, I like em sweet


Keep away the vampires

Beef Broth:

dead animal juice


Not the drug

Prep your ingredients:

Cut the ends off of the onion

step 1 prep

Cut the onion into eight wedges

step 2 prep

step 3 prep

Wash the mushrooms very well then slice them in half

step 4 prep

Scrub the potatos and cut the into (approximately) 1 inch chunks

step 5 prep

Cut carrots (if not using baby carrots) into 1 inch chunks

Put it in the cooker:

Start with a layer of about ½ of your onions

step 6

Add about ½ of your carrots

step 7

Add about ½ of your potatoes

step 8

Add about ½ of your mushrooms

step 9

Put in the two bay leaves

step 10

Put in all of your meat

step 11

Put in your garlic

Put in the rest of your vegetables

step 13

Sprinkle on all of the spices

Pour the entire quart of broth into the slow cooker (try to cover as many veggies as possible)

Give everything a quick mix

Set the slow cooker to ‘Low’ for at least 10 hours. I have set it for as long as 16 hours, the longer it cooks the more tender the meat is.

step 17


step 18