Best healthy beef stew recipe

The best, simple and healthy slow cooker beef stew recipe with a global gourmet twist.

Beef stew is one of the best recipes for a slow weekend dinner. But, our version makes it quick and easy enough to toss together in the morning so you can come home to a warm, hearty, healthy meal, even on your busiest weeknight.

This healthy beef stew recipe for the slow cooker gets a Mediterranean global gourmet touch thanks to our Mediterranean cooking and seasoning sauce, which makes a fantastic base for any soup or stew. Swap out the Mediterranean sauce for any one of our other gourmet cooking sauces for a completely different global inspiration to create a whole new beef stew every week!

Whole30, Paleo and gluten free beef stew.

Our Mediterranean beef stew recipe is perfect for anyone following a Whole30, Paleo, or gluten free lifestyle, too. Our Whole30 Approved cooking sauces make it easy to make even the simplest of ingredients into a global gourmet meal!

I prefer my beef stew to be rich, with just enough flavorful, concentrated braising liquid to make a luxurious stew. If you prefer your stew to have a thicker gravy, follow the directions in the recipe below.

If you want to make our healthy beef stew recipe but don’t have a slow cooker, simply place the ingredients into a heavy pot or casserole dish, cover very tightly with foil, and bake in a 275 degree oven for 3-4 hours. You’ll get the same delicious results with this slow oven braise as you will from a slow cooker.

I hope you enjoy our delicious Mediterranean beef stew recipe! Cheers!

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Mediterranean Slow Cooker Beef Stew Recipe

Servings 4 servings


  • 1 1/2-2 lb beef stew meat Cubed beef chuck, tri tip, and sirloin roast work well for this long, slow braise
  • 1 jar Mesa de Vida Mediterranean cooking and seasoning sauce Try this beef stew with any of our healthy global gourmet cooking sauces for a new flavor!
  • 4-6 carrots cut into 2-3" pieces
  • 4-6 potatoes cut into 2-3" pieces. Yukon Gold or red potatoes work best, but any potato will work
  • 4-6 stalks celery cut into 2-3" pieces
  • 2 cups broth
  • Salt to taste
  • Fresh parsley for garnish


  • Optional step: Brown beef on all sides until golden brown.
  • Place all ingredients into the slow cooker, stir to combine. Cook on low 4-6 hours. If you want to cook this for longer, simply use larger pieces of meat, or turn to "keep warm" after 6 hours.
  • Optional step: If you prefer your stew with a very thick gravy, mash together 1 Tb butter and 1 Tb flour and whisk into the stew with 1 additional cup of broth. Cook on low for 15 more minutes.
  • Serve and enjoy!
Keyword Beef, Gluten Free, Mediterranean, Paleo, Slow Cooker, Whole30
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