Keto Italian Beef Stew

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A simple stew with chunks of beef and tomatoes, this keto Italian beef stew is a hearty stew to serve when the cold weather signals you to make some soup.

Keto Beef Stew Ingredients

  • 2 pounds beef stew meat
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 2 celery ribs, sliced
  • 2 oz sliced carrots
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 8 mushrooms, sliced in half
  • 3 tablespoons almond flour
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 (14.5oz) can diced tomatoes
  • 2 bay leaves

Keto Italian Beef Stew Directions

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Low Carb Italian Beef Stew Recipe

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There’s nothing like a warm, hearty bowl of soup on a cold day or evening. This keto Italian beef stew is the perfect soup for those such days. This stew is filled with chunks of beef, tomato, your favorite keto vegetables and it’s simmered in the oven for several hours. But don’t worry if you want to cook this keto beef stew in an Instant Pot or slow cooker, I will include those instructions below.

I like making keto soups when I meal prep because they are easy to make up and easy to reheat a few days later when you want to serve the soup for dinner.

two bowls of beef stew and veggies for dinner next to tomatoes and kale

Beef Stew Vegetables

Vegetables add a ton of flavor to your keto stews. The best part is that you can add any of your favorite vegetables to your soup as long as they are low carb.

Some of my favorite keto vegetables to add to a keto stew recipe are:

  • onions
  • mushrooms
  • celery
  • tomatoes
  • zucchini
  • bell pepper
  • kale
  • spinach
  • chard
  • carrot

In case you are wonder, carrots are high in carbs and some don’t think they are allowed on the keto diet, but as long as you keep your macros low enough, you can enjoy a little portion of carrots in the stew for flavor and color. This recipe includes a few ounces of carrots – which is just a few carbs for the entire stew.


stirring stew with a spoon

Instant Pot or Slow Cooker Instructions

If you don’t want to cook this stew in the oven, you can cook it in an instant pot or a slow cooker.

To cook this keto stew in a pressure cooker, saute your beef with the olive oil until browned. Then add in vegetables. Saute for 2-3 minutes. Add in almond flour, wine, chicken broth and tomatoes. Pressure cook on high for 35 minutes. Let pressure release naturally for 10 minutes before releasing the valve.

To cook the beef italian stew in the slow cooker, saute the stew meat in a skillet with olive oil to brown on all sides. Transfer to a slow cooker, along with remaining ingredients. Slow cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.

sprinkling shredded parmesan cheese on top of italian soup

Stew Toppings

Since this is an keto italian beef stew, I like to top this stew with a little bit of cheese. Parmesan cheese is my favorite, but mozzarella cheese would be delicious on this hearty soup as well.

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  1. I made the Low Carb Italian Beef Stew Recipe.
    It was fabulous! I added a little more meat as we are hearty eaters. And a garden salad in the side. Very good!

  2. Delicious! I love carrots so I did add some. Definitely will be making this again. The wine really gives it great flavor.

  3. Annie, I am wondering— can make this in a crock pot? For How long? Are there any vegetables that should go in later, since they get mushy?

    I plan to sauté the beef…etc. and then add liquids and let it cook.

    1. I would sauté the beef first, like you said, deglaze the pan and add almond flour. Then add to the slow cooker with the broth, diced tomatoes and bay leaves. Cook for 6 hours. Add vegetables and cook for another 1-2 hours. You might be able to get away with add the carrot, celery and onion in with the meat, but it depends on if mushy vegetables bother you. It wouldn’t bother me and that’s probably what I would do.

      1. Hi Annie, I just put it in the crockpot. Thanks for your help. We will put it to cook in the morning. It’s really hot here, and now we won’t be heating up the kitchen.

        Why is this called Italian beef stew? What makes it Italian? I don’t see any Italian seasonings. I might add some

  4. Annie,
    It was delicious! We are having leftovers tonight.

    Although I added the vegetables in the beginning, I went ahead and added another batch toward the end. The carbs can’t be that much, but they added a lot to the dish.

    Thank you ever so much! We love your recipes. I love your matter-of-fact style

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