Stew is truly a classic recipe. Think back to childhood and remember the days when dinner would simmer all day before you finally got to tuck in at dinnertime. Chances are, you will recall the richness in the flavour, the tenderness of the meat and that warm, fuzzy feeling it invokes.
The concept for stew is fairly simple, and it’s quite low-maintenance. Now that we have the option to use our stoves, our slow-cookers and our pressure cookers, whipping up a big batch of comfort food couldn’t be less time-consuming. It’s like convenience food, but better for you.
These amazing stew recipes are healthy, loaded with veggies and perfect for batch-cooking. As the flavours sit longer, the stew itself only gets better. Bookmark these for your next batch-cooking session.
20 Delicious Paleo Stew Recipes
This rustic stew keeps it super simple and super tasty. With loads of fresh herbs, warming spices and soft sweet potatoes, this is the ultimate bowl of comfort food to cozy up with.
2. Instant Pot Carne Guisada from My Heart Beets
The pressure cooker makes this recipe incredibly simple to make without all the effort. Throw it all in the pot and you’ve got carne guisada – or Mexican beef stew – in no time.
3. Slow Cooker Irish Stew from Raising Generation Nourished
Irish stew is nothing without a little soda bread on the side, but fortunately, this recipe has you covered on all fronts. With a hefty dose of cabbage, this hits all the notes in traditional Irish cuisine.
4. Easy Moroccan Beef Stew from And Here We Are
With some Moroccan inspiration, we find refreshing notes of lemon tucked away with the warmth of ras el hanout. This stew also uses sweet butternut squash in place of potatoes for a lower-carb alternative.
5. Chorizo & Vegetable Stew from Happy Body Formula blog
6. Baeckeoffe (Laundry Day Stew) from That Paleo Couple
What exactly does laundry day have to do with stew? Story has it that French women would let this dish simmer and cook while they tended to chores instead of slaving over the stove. So, if you’re not quite caught up around the house, this one is for you!
7. Caribbean Style Crock Pot Beef & Plantain Stew from Paleo Magazine
We’re covering some serious ground with stew today, and it turns out this recipe has more potential than meat and potatoes. This version is inspired by the Caribbean using plantains as the chosen starch.
This recipe encompasses everything a good one-pot meal should – it’s easy, nutritious and delicious. Don’t be fooled – yam is not the same as sweet potato, but it adds a similar depth. Caramelised onion and pine nuts bring on the texture and some serious topping envy.
9. Slow Cooker Paleo Chicken Stew from Delicious Obsessions
Stew isn’t all about beef! Here’s a convenient slow-cooker recipe that uses chicken instead alongside a pretty standard stew roundup that you can set and forget any day of the week.
10. Slow Cooker Beef Stew from My Natural Family
This recipe might win for both ease of preparation and the shortest list of ingredients, so consider it your lucky day if you’re a bit of a minimalist in the kitchen. You can’t go wrong with keeping it classic.
11. Instant Pot Mexican Beef Stew from Today in Dietzville
If you’re an Instant Pot lover, stew may very well be your best friend. This recipe eliminates the need for guesswork as it’s all laid out for you. With Mexican flavours from fire-roasted tomatoes and diced green chiles, the bulk of the work is achieved by opening a few cans.
12. Turkey Pot Pie Soup from Ancestral Nutrition
Nothing screams comfort food like pot pie does. Unfortunately, that requires a little effort with whipping up a crust, so we’re keeping it simple with soup instead. It certainly does the job with a creamy, cozy texture that can’t be beat.
13. Osso Buco Stew with Kale and Baharat from Tri Holistic Nutrition
Baharat is an Arabic word that means ‘spices,’ and this North African blend is nothing to mess with. It offers this dish complexity and warmth necessary for a fantastic paleo stew recipe.
Craving curry? This stew has you covered. With hearty lamb, fresh lemon, garam masala and a creamy swirl of coconut milk, you’re not missing a beat. Garnish with fresh cilantro and parsley to finish.
15. Roasted Root Vegetables with Tomatoes and Kale from Simply Recipes
Looking for a little less meat and a lot more veg? Here’s a vegetarian dish that will feel hearty enough without any protein. It’s packed with potatoes, carrots, greens and a tomato sauce you’ll want to tuck into over and over.
16. Nicoise Chicken Stew from Paleo Leap
This tender stewed chicken packed into a one-pot recipe with tangy olives and fresh herbs uses minimal ingredients for maximum flavour. Make a big batch of this to dig into throughout the week. It only gets tastier as time goes on.
17. West African Chicken Stew from Well Fed 2
Creamy nut butter and vanilla bean give this stew an undeniably unique flavour profile with that thick texture you’re after in a good stew. If you’re looking to switch things up, pick up some chicken thighs and head to South Africa for dinner.
18. Insanely Good Oxtail Stew from Jamie Oliver
Oxtail makes for one rich recipe, and this stew uses them perfectly. With a slow simmer, you get gorgeously tender meat. You’re going to want seconds!
19. Bo Kho Spicy Vietnamese Stew from Nom Nom Paleo
We’re traveling the globe in this roundup! Here’s a Vietnamese-inspired recipe that uses fresh lemongrass, fresh ginger and star anise to give it a distinguishing taste that’s out of this world.
20. Moroccan Style Stew from Paleo Leap
Replacing the beef with lamb in this recipe can give you a recipe that truly stands out. With a superstar lineup of warm spices (and plenty of ’em!), this dish truly embodies “comfort food.”
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