Winter Beef Stew
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 15 minutes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
The Dutch oven does a fantastic job of cooking the beef, making it perfectly tender and ultra delicious. This stew has a wonderful balance of flavors, colors and textures…perfect for your next dinner!

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 1 - Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 - lb(s) stew beef
  • 1 - small white onion(s)
  • 4 - whole carrots
  • 12 - oz. bag(s) frozen butternut squash
  • 1 - 4 oz. can(s) sliced mushrooms
  • 1 - 15 oz. can(s) diced tomatoes
  • 2 - cup(s) beef broth
  • 1 - tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 - tsp garlic powder
  • - Salt and pepper
  • Side: - salad**
  • Side: - dinner rolls**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Open and drain the can of diced tomatoes and the can of mushrooms.
  2. Chop the onion. Peel and chop the carrots.
  3. In a large saucepan, heat the olive oil and brown the stew beef. Stir in the chopped onion, chopped carrots, frozen butternut squash, drained mushrooms, drained diced tomatoes, beef broth, Italian seasoning and garlic powder. Bring to boiling and let simmer for 10 to 15 minutes to allow the flavors to mingle. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Prepare the salad.
  5. Warm the dinner rolls.
  6. Serve Winter Beef Stew Chili with salad and dinner rolls.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. Chop 2 onions. Peel and chop 8 whole carrots.
  2. Open and drain 2 cans of sliced mushrooms.
  3. Open 2 cans of diced tomatoes.

To each gallon-size plastic freezer baggie, add the following ingredients:

  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb. stew beef
  • 1 small white onion
  • Half of the carrots
  • 12 oz. bag frozen butternut squash
  • 4 oz. can sliced mushrooms
  • 15 oz. can diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp garlic powder

Remove as much air as possible and seal. Add label to baggie and freeze.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes, before transferring all of the contents of the baggie into large saucepan or Dutch oven. Bring to bubbling and cook for 10 to 15 minutes.

Special notes

Serve with Paleo approved sides for complete Paleo meal.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Recipe is dairy-free when served with dairy-free sides.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Recipe is gluten-free when served with gluten-free sides, like rice.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Winter Beef Stew

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw and add contents of baggie to large saucepan or Dutch oven. Bring to bubbling and cook for 10 to 15 minutes.
Serve with salad and dinner rolls.