Winter’s Night Beef Stew and Biscuits

16 Jan

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We’ve had this interesting warm weather spell, but it’s fixing to be January again and this stew will be perfect for a cold winter’s night. It came about by accident today when I needed to make dinner out of all of the random things in my fridge and freezer. In the new year, I started meal planning and taking only one grocery trip per week in an effort to drive my grocery bill down (future post to follow on this!). This week I thought it would be fun to see if I could use up everything in my fridge before hitting the store again. Needless to say, the veggies in the stew are totally interchangeable depending on what you have but the combination below worked surprisingly well. My kids devoured it and it made me feel like I was in my Grammy’s kitchen.

  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 lb beef, cubed or any neglected meat from your freezer cut in small pieces
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp basil
  • 1 tsp rosemary
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 1 head cauliflower, chopped
  • 4 large carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 2 bell peppers, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 stalks celery, chopped
  • 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 4 cups stock, chicken or beef
  • 1 6oz can tomato paste
  • 2 tsp fresh rosemary or thyme (optional, but I happened to have some italian herb paste in my fridge)
  • 1/2 tsp xanthan gum or 1 Tbsp arrowroot powder (optional, for thickening)

Heat olive oil in large pot over medium high heat. Combine coconut flour and spices in large ziploc bag. Add meat and shake until nicely coated. Add seasoned meat to pot and brown for 3-5 minutes. Add all vegetables, and stir to combine. Cover and let veggies cook for a few minutes. Add stock, tomato paste and fresh herbs. Stir and bring to low boil. Lower heat and let simmer for 10-20 minutes. Now is a good time to make your coconut flour biscuits below!

When the biscuits are almost done, take about a half cup of broth from the pot with a measuring cup, add the xanthan gum or arrowroot powder and quickly stir to combine. Pour back into soup and stir until stew is thickened. Serve and enjoy by the bowlful!

Coconut Flour Biscuits adapted from Wellness Mama

  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 5 Tbsp butter or coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tsp garlic powder

Preheat oven to 400. Combine all ingredients. Spoon mixture on parchment lined baking sheet in 1/2 inch thick rounds. Makes 4 large or 8 small biscuits. Bake for 10-12 minutes until slightly golden brown. Serve warm and refrigerate leftovers. Go ahead and double the batch because they make great egg sandwiches for breakfast!

Happy winter,

Heather

7 Responses to “Winter’s Night Beef Stew and Biscuits”

  1. the PRIME pursuit January 16, 2013 at 5:02 pm #

    We’re eating our leftovers tonight with almond flour crackers…
    https://theprimepursuit.com/2012/02/05/crackers-two-ways/

  2. Suzie December 4, 2013 at 10:47 pm #

    This beef stew was really, really good and seasoned very well. However, the biscuit recipe as written, yielded a soupy batter that most definitely could not be shaped into biscuits. While the recipe said “1/4 cup” of coconut flour, I used 1/2c. to make the biscuits come out properly. They were very tasty and I will use the recipe again but you should change it on the website for others who want to enjoy the biscuits with the stew. Thanks!!

    • the PRIME pursuit December 17, 2013 at 6:04 am #

      Thanks Suzie! Im glad you enjoyed the stew. The biscuit batter is runny and the biscuits are flat compared to traditional biscuits. It keeps them from being too dry like many coconut flour recipes.
      I’m sorry you didn’t have luck with the biscuits as written. I will definitely make a note to an optional increase of up to 1/4 cup coconut flour.
      Thanks for the feedback!

  3. Kay April 7, 2014 at 4:20 pm #

    I LOVE the seasoning for the beef! I’ll probably use it for other dishes too.

    And I found this paleo biscuit recipe better than others I’ve tried – it had a more bready texture instead of just feeling like eggs. Thanks for sharing!

    • the PRIME pursuit April 7, 2014 at 4:59 pm #

      Thanks, Kay! I’m actually making a version of this right now. Perfect on this cool rainy day! I’m glad you liked the biscuits too. They’re great for dipping in soups and making breakfast sandwiches!

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