Healthy Grass-fed Beef Stew

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This creamy delicious stew will warm you up and

call you back for seconds!


(Use organic whenever possible)

1 lb. grass fed beef for stew 
1 cup red lentils (rinsed)
1 cup wild rice blend (soaked overnight, rinsed and strained)
1 sliced cup carrots
1 and a 1/2  cups chopped leek
1 cup celery
8 cups filtered water
2 tbsp vegetable bullion (I like organic “Better than Bullion” soup base)
2 tbsp  first pressed organic olive oil
1 tbsp fresh thyme ( 2 tbsp. dry)
1 dash cinnamon  (or to taste)

1 dash cumin

1 dash cayenne pepper


1. Brown beef in olive oil in a large stew pot, set aside in a bowl.

2. Add water, lentils and rice to the pot, bring to a boil, then reduce to simmer

3. Add bullion and simmer for 10 minutes with lid.

4. Add vegetables, beef, thyme, cayenne, cumin and cinnamon; cook covered for an additional 30 minutes or until beef is fully cooked.

Serves 6 people

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7 Comments on Healthy Grass-fed Beef Stew

  1. Kellie Hudson // November 6, 2009 at 8:35 AM // Reply

    Do I need to have a metabolic test done before beginning to eat truly healthy or can I work around it? Please advise.

  2. Couldn’t agree with you more about the health benefits of grass-fed beef and I will have to try this recipe out. Just one question though, why cinnamon and how does it affect the flavor of the stew?

  3. Cinnamon is good for balancing blood sugar levels and it gives it a nice, sweet taste in this dish, u dont have to use it if you dont want to .

    Kellie – when u know ur metabolic type, u know which meats (dark or lean) work best for you and how much meat (protein) to eat pre meal. If you follow your intuitive desire for food you should be bale to tell also pay attention to how your body responds to food na dyou will doisciver what works best for you. Or you can take the test to determine and take the guesswork out


  4. Great food!
    I just can stop my self to eat if plates will putted on the table near me. Thank you for sharing such a nice recipe. I am giving a party to my friends this weekend at my farmhouse. I was wondering about some new item to treat my friends with. I will surely try this and let you know.

  5. Believe me friends i am much excited to join and i hope no one can ignore its dignity. To be social is really great deed. Any how just after my …….. i will discuss with you and share some my complications.

  6. This beef stew sounds delicious! I cannot wait to try it! I was excited to see that your recipe calls for Grass Fed Beef. I work with La Cense Beef which produces, packages and sells 100% grass fed beef directly to consumers. Many people do not realize but their are significant health benefits that grass fed beef has over grain fed beef. For instance, grass feed beef is lower in fat and calories, and high in omega 3 acids and beta-carotene. Additionally La Cense beef is antibiotic free which is much more prevalent in grain fed cattle.

  7. Thanks for that. I was trying to find a warming stew recipe to get me through the xmas time, and this seems great. I found an entire stew recipes site here too that seems to have tons of ideas, maybe you can get some more inspiration there. Anyway, thanks again, I will bookmark and read more another time ;)

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