Crock Pot Beef and Bacon Stew is a wonderful comfort food! It is easy to prepare and serve.
Paleo. Grain Free. Nutritious.
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Versatile. This dish can easily use venison stew meat in place of beef stew meat. Personally, our family enjoys venison stew. Once I have used all the venison stew from the freezer, I purchase quality organic stew meat from a local organic farmer.
Nutrition in Red Meat
Beef and venison are both high sources of protein. Why is protein so important? We need protein in our diet to repair cells and make new cells.
Animal derived foods are the only natural dietary sources of vitamin B12, which is vital to our overall health, including the functioning of our brain and nervous system.
Other important vitamins and minerals are found in red meat, such as zinc, selenium, iron, niacin, vitamin B6, and phosphorus. These are not just fancy names for nutrients in food, our body actually functions properly when we consume the right minerals and vitamins.
Red meat also contains essential amino acids that are body needs. Our body needs amino acids to build the proteins found in our muscles, red blood cells, and immune system cells.
What about Bacon?
The biggest concern with bacon is finding a brand or source that sells quality bacon. Nitrate free uncured bacon is the healthiest. For more information on why bacon can be healthy for our bodies, check out Breakfast Bacon and Brussel Sprouts.
Season the meat.
Prepare the vegetables.
FREE PRINTABLE CROCK POT BEEF AND BACON STEW
Crock Pot Beef and Bacon Stew
- 1 lb. beef or venison stew meat organic
- 4 slices organic uncured bacon
- 1/2 medium onion sliced
- 3 large organic carrots peeled & sliced
- 2 stalks organic celery washed & sliced
- 4 cloves garlic, crushed
- 1 tsp. thyme
- 4 oz beef broth organic
- 4 mini bella mushroom washed and sliced
- 1 c. shredded cabbage, green or purple
- 2 T. coconut aminos
- All purpose seasoning Bragg's
- Real Salt and Pepper to taste
Plug in crock pot and set it on a low setting.
Pour beef or venison broth into the crock pot. Place meat in the crock pot, making sure all pieces are not overlapping each other.
Prepare the vegetables. Slice the onion as desired. Slice carrots, celery and washed mushrooms. Shred a cup of cabbage with a serated knife.
Evenly distribute the vegetables into the crock pot.
Allow the meat and vegetables to slow cook for 5-6 hours.
Prepare the bacon. Line a baking dish with parchment paper. Lay out 4 slices of bacon. Bake at 350° for approximately 20 minutes. Remove from the oven when the bacon looks crisp. Cool. Set aside.
Crumble the bacon into the crock pot on top of the meat and vegetables before serving. Another option is to have each person crumble their own bacon on their plate. Serve warm!
Refrigerate any leftovers.
Important Note: Before serving add the crumbled bacon to the stew.
Finding the Ingredients and Tools
Where do you go when you shop for crock pots without leaving your house? Amazon! I would recommend this crock pot if you are in the market for one.
Bragg’s All purpose seasoning and Coconut Aminos can be purchased at Thrive Market.
Enjoy this wonderful meal with your family and friends. Crock Pot Beef (or Venison) and Bacon Stew is packed with nutrition for everyone!
Have the Courage to Live Well,