Chucky Beef Stews

Written by Veronica Yoo

Chunky Beef Stew

Beef stews

What is your favourite comfort food in the winter? I love home made stews! My grandma used to cook chunky beef stew all day. Our house smelled so good! this is my grandma’s recipe but I tweaked the ingredients for low carb dieters 🙂


  • Author: Veronica Yoo
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 hours
  • Total Time: 5 hours 10 minutes


  • 3 lbs beef braising steak, grass fed
  • 1/2 cup ghee, organic
  • 1 medium red onion
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 canned chopped tomatoes, unsweetened
  • 1 cup beef bone broth
  • 2 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 1 teaspoon chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1.5 teaspoon Himalayan salt
  • 5 medium size zucchini


  1. Preheat a crock pot to high.
  2. Pat dry braising beef steaks with a paper towel and season with salt and black pepper for both sides
  3. Melt 1/4 cup ghee in a pan and seal lightly steaks on medium heat.
  4. Move steaks to the crock pot.
  5. Add chopped onion and minced garlic in a pan and cook lightly.
  6. Add tomatoes, bone broth, paprika, cumin, ginger, chilli powder, and turmeric powder and mix well.
  7. Pour it over the steaks in the crock pot.
  8. Add bay leaves and cinnamon sticks.
  9. Cook for 3 hours.
  10. Remove bay leaves and cinnamon sticks.
  11. Add chopped zucchini and cook for another 2 hours.


What are the health benefits of ginger?

  1. It helps digestion process and ease an upset stomach
  2. It has anti-inflammatory properties
  3. It aids in the recovery of soft tissue injuries
  4. It promotes healing of strains. 

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Veronica Yoo

Veronica is dedicated and experienced nutritionist and certified health coach who specializes in functional medicine, She's a published author, nutritional instructor, WBFF professional figure athlete, and both the brains and beauty behind all that Makeover Nutrition offers.

Veronica is also the President & CEO of a BC based health and wellness association; Pacific Alliance of Body Care.