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Keto Beef Stew -Instant Pot, Crock-Pot, On the Stove

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This keto beef stew is the ultimate cold-weather comfort food. It’s hearty, cozy, perfect for a family weeknight winter dinner. The beef is meltingly tender simmered in a delicious broth with celery, turnips, green beans, and onion. 

I love to serve the beef stew with keto dinner rolls or keto cornbread to soak up all the heavenly gravy at the bottom.  

For me, cold weather instantly means warm, hearty stews and soups. There’s nothing more comforting than a low carb beef stew. 

This low carb beef stew is super easy to prep in just 15 minutes, plus some extra time to cook in the Instant Pot, on the stove, or in the Crock-Pot. Using an Instant pot to make stew means chopping all the ingredients, and in less than an hour, dinner is served!

Traditional beef stew recipe is made with potatoes. We all know that potatoes are slightly high in carbs and not suitable for a keto diet! The secret of making low carb beef stew is TURNIPS!

Turnips taste similar to potatoes but lower in carbs, are tender sweet, and crunchy.

Ingredients in Keto Beef Stew

  • beef stew meat
  • Turnips – best replacement I’ve found for potatoes. They have a neutral taste and a similar texture to potatoes. No turnips? No worries! You can use cauliflower florets, zucchini cubes, celeriac root, and still make the best keto beef stew!
  • more vegetables such as celery, green beans (lower carbs than peas), carrots, medium onion, garlic
  • beef broth – To make this instant pot beef stew even healthier, use beef bone broth 
  • Tomato Sauce
  • Olive Oil or Butter
  • Seasonings – salt, pepper, Italian Seasoning, Worcestershire Sauce, red pepper flakes optional
  • Fresh parsley 

How to Make Keto Beef Stew

Gather all the ingredients and allow the beef to reach room temperature before cooking. Here’s how to make the best keto beef stew recipe that needs only 15-minute prep:

  1. Prepare the veggies: dice the onion, mince two garlic cloves, cube the turnips, slice the celery and carrots.
  2. Trim the beef and cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces. 
  3. Brown the onions, garlic, and chunks of brown beef. Season well with salt, pepper, Italian seasoning.
  4. Add the rest of the vegetables, beef broth, tomato paste, and Worchestershire sauce. 
  5. Cook this keto-friendly beef stew. In the recipe card below, I share the instructions for Instant Pot, but this beef stew can easily be

If you can’t find turnips, cauliflower florets are just perfect!

Can I make beef stew keto recipe without an Instant Pot? 

Yes, you can! If you don’t have an Instant Pot, this recipe can easily be made in a slow cooker, crockpot, or on the stove. 

The instructions are similar, heat the oil into a large pan and brown the garlic, onion, and beef. 

Transfer the meat to a Crock-Pot with the rest of the veggies, beef broth, seasonings, tomato sauce, Worchestershire sauce, and cook on low for 6 hours or on high for 4 hours. When ready, garnish with freshly chopped pepper. Enjoy!

To cook on the stove, simmer until the meat is tender for about 90 minutes.

How to Store Keto Beef Stew Recipe?

Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to 4 days.

If you prefer cooking larger batches, this stew is freezer friendly. Just make sure to use safe freezer containers. 


This keto beef stew is the ultimate cold-weather comfort food. It’s hearty, cozy, perfect for a family weeknight winter dinner. The beef is meltingly tender simmered in a delicious broth with celery, turnips, green beans, and onion.


  • 1 1/2 pound beef stew meat cubed (1 inch)
  • 2 medium turnips cubed or 6 oz cauliflower florets
  • 2-3 ribs celery sliced
  • 1 cup green beans cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 5 cups beef broth
  • 1/2 10oz can tomato sauce
  • 2 tbsp olive oil or butter
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp Italian Seasoning
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • ½ tsp red pepper flakes optional
  • Fresh parsley leaves for garnish (optional)


Instant Pot Keto Beef Stew Instructions

  • Turn on the Instant Pot “Saute” function and add olive oil or butter.
  • When the oil starts to sizzle, add the chopped onion, garlic, salt, pepper, Italian seasoning. Stir frequently until the meat is beautifully browned on all sides.
  • Pour in the beef broth scraping all the brown bits from the bottom to avoid getting an Instant pot “Burn” error.
  • Add the rest of the veggies: turnips/ cauliflower, celery, carrots, green beans.
  • Add the tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce.
  • Close the lid and turn the steam valve into the Sealing position.
  • Set the Instant Pot to cook on Manual High Pressure for 25 minutes. It will take about 10 minutes to come up to pressure.
  • When the cooking time is over, let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes before doing a quick release.
  • Allow the keto beef stew to rest for a few minutes before serving garnished with freshly chopped parsley. Season with more salt and pepper, if desired.

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