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crockpot beef stew low carb in a black ceramic shell

The Best Keto Beef Stew Crockpot Recipe

This Slow Cooker Beef Stew has a classic beef stew flavor profile with rosemary, Worcestershire sauce, and vegetables. We keep it lower in carbs with rutabaga instead of potato, and use a bit of beef gelatin to thicken it (and also to bump up the nutrition!).
Course dinner
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 7 hours
Total Time 7 hours 20 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 227kcal
Author Faith


  • 2 tablespoons ghee
  • 2 pounds beef chuck roast cut into 1 to 2 inch pieces
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 8 large cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup canned no-salt-added crushed tomatoes with juices
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 large stalks celery chopped
  • 2 medium carrots sliced
  • 1 cup cubed rutabaga
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon beef gelatin
  • 3 tablespoons cold water
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley


  • Add the ghee to a large, deep skillet over medium-high to high heat. Once melted, add the beef cubes in a single layer and sear on both sides, about 4 minutes, turning them over once.
  • Stir in the onion and garlic and cook 1 minute, while continuing to stir.
  • Transfer the meat and garlic/onion mixture to a slow cooker along with the canned tomatoes, beef broth, bay leaf, Worcestershire sauce, salt, black pepper, celery, carrot, rutabaga, and rosemary.
  • Cook on LOW for 7 hours or on HIGH for 4 hours.
  • Add the beef gelatin to a small bowl and sprinkle the cold water on top. Let it sit for 2 minutes,
  • and then mix in 1 cup of hot broth from the soup. Stir this mixture into the soup.
  • Sprinkle the parsley on top and serve.


If you are pressed for time you can skip steps 1 thru 3 and just go ahead and place everything in the slow cooker. Prepping those ingredients on the stove top first just amplifies the flavor profile. 


Calories: 227kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 725mg | Potassium: 573mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 2230IU | Vitamin C: 9.6mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 2.6mg