Paleo Without Pity-Spicy Hungarian Beef Stew

We have been Paleo for a month now, and still working on finding yummy dishes to have for dinner, that make nice leftovers for me to have for lunch, since salads will get pretty old, pretty soon for me.

While persuing Stephanie O’Dea’s More Make it Fast, Cook it Slow, I found lots of great recipes, that with minor adjustments could be Paleo. (She also has an awesome blog, A Year of Slow Cooking.  Since her family follows a gluten free diet, her recipes have done a lot of the heavy lifting, Paleo wise.  You just have to work around the dairy (if you are dairy free paleo) and the suggested sides.

I made this awesome beef stew the other day, with just a few adjustments.  It was easy, made the house smell WONDERFUL, and best of all, delicious and very microwavable the next day.

Spicy Hungarian Beef Stew (Serves 6)

3 lbs stew meat

2 chopped, seeded green peppers

2 onions, peeled & rough chopped

4 peeled garlic cloves

2 chilies in adobo

1 6oz can tomato paste

2 teaspoons kosher salt (optional)

1 teaspoon paprika

1 teaspoon black pepper

1/2 cup water

Place stew meat in 6qt  slow cooker

Combine all other ingredients in food processor or blender (do in batches if you have to) and pulse until well mixed and a sauce forms.

Pour sauce over meat

Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours, or until meat can be cut with a spoon.


Hubby and the kids loved it and it microwaved really well the next day.  It took  me less than 1o minutes to get it into the slow cooker and the house smelled AMAZING.

Also, no one had any clue that there were green peppers in there.



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