From classic beef stews to a rich orange cinnamon dish, these delicious recipes will keep your belly full and happy.
I grew up on the East Coast, and that means very long, cold winter nights. Having a solid stew recipe is a badge of honor and a great way to cozy up to a hearty meal.
Don’t know where to start? Luckily, we did the homework for you. We found some of the best grain-free, Paleo stew recipes to easily add variety to your meals. Try these chicken, beef, lamb, and veggie stews that your family and friends can enjoy anytime of the year!
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1. Easy Crockpot Beef Stew Recipe
Everyone should have one of these simple beef stew recipes under their belt. The sacred trinity of onion, celery, and carrots pull the broth together, and beef with some spices are all you really need on top of that. Simply delicious.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Easy Crockpot Beef Stew Recipe
2. Pressure Cooker Paleo Beef Stew
When you want a stew but don’t have time for the simmer—turn to your pressure cooker. This recipe boasts all of the classic flavors in a fraction of the time.
Recipe: Paleo Porn | Pressure Cooker Paleo Beef Stew
3. Bacon Cabbage Chuck Beef Stew
Beef and cabbage are a likely pair, but adding in some bacon make this the perfect “three’s company” scenario. The only other ingredients this stew needs are garlic, black pepper, thyme, and bone broth.
Recipe: The Nourished Caveman | Bacon Cabbage Chuck Beef Stew
4. Paleo Beef Bacon Bourguignon
Veggies, bacon, beef, and red wine offer nothing but flavor and make for an amazing combo. An hour of simmering doesn’t hurt either.
Recipe: Paleo Magazine | Paleo Beef Bacon Bourguignon
5. Orange Cinnamon Beef Stew
The amount of veggies and herbs in this stew add layers upon layers of flavor, but the cinnamon and orange are the real stars in this show.
Recipe: The Healthy Foodie | Orange Cinnamon Beef Stew
6. Hearty Hungarian Goulash
Chunks of chuck roast fuse with carrots and onion to bring a natural sweetness to this decadent meal.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Hearty Hungarian Goulash
7. Filipino Beef Stew
This potato-less version offers all of the spices and veggies of the original stew, but in a way that keeps it Paleo-friendly, too. Pro tip: Definitely bring your appetite for this hearty meat dish.
Recipe: Plated with Style | Filipino Beef Stew
8. Crockpot Thai Beef Stew
Thai stew recipes mean coconut milk, Thai red curry paste, ginger, and many other flavorful ingredients. This light stew is a dish you can eat on a summer night, and not feel very weighed down.
Recipe: Against All Grain | Crockpot Thai Beef Stew
9. Rich Beef Stew with Pomegranates
This is a great autumn dish as it is a hearty beef stew with a touch of sweetness. Bubble this baby down until the meat is melt-in-your-mouth tender, and just enjoy the changing of the seasons.
Recipe: Healing Family Eats | Rich Beef Stew with Pomegranates
10. Crock Pot Cuban Beef Recipe
Think stewed, shredded beef and ripe plaintain slices piled on a warm bed of cauliflower rice. It’s the perfect fusion of sweet and savory.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Crock Pot Cuban Beef Recipe
11. Smoky Beef and Lamb Stew
This stew combines two hearty meats. Lamb sausage and ground beef mixed with a smoky Paleo spice blend come together to make for a stick-to-your-bones type of comfort food.
Recipe: Paleo in PDX | Smoky Beef and Lamb Stew
12. Slow-Cooked Choose Your Own Adventure Moroccan Stew
Deciding the fate of your meal is a fun idea. This recipe lets you keep this meal exciting and cater it to the individual cravings of your taste buds. Not to mention the Moroccan flavors are out of this world.
Recipe: Eat Heal Thrive | Slow-Cooked Choose Your Own Adventure Moroccan Stew
13. Paleo Lamb Stew
Braising lamb always brings out the best of its flavors. All you really need is a broth of carrots, onion, celery, tomatoes, garlic, red wine, and some spices to make this stew the perfect dinner.
Recipe: A Healthy Life for Me | Paleo Lamb Stew
14. One Pot Bacon Braised Lamb Stew
Another flavorful braised lamb stew, but this meal packs bacon too! Its big flavor is created from a simple recipe.
Recipe: Primal Palate | One Pot Bacon Braised Lamb Stew
15. Pressure Cooker Lamb Stew
Add in some hearty vegetables, herbs, broth, lamb, and pressure. Thirty-five minutes later, you have a quality lamb stew that everyone will think has been simmering for hours.
Recipe: The Paleo Mom | Pressure Cooker Lamb Stew
16. Vegetable Stew Soup
With so many fresh and filling greens, this is a great way to get your daily fill of veggies.
Recipe: Healthy Recipes Blog | Vegetable Stew Soup
17. Easy and Healthy Ratatouille
Ratatouille is a French comfort dish that is actually pretty darn healthy due to all of the veggies involved. Pair it alongside of baked sweet potatoes or grilled salmon. You can even serve it with cashew cheese on top.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Easy and Healthy Ratatouille
18. Hearty Garlic and Herb Mushroom Stew
Here’s another take on some yummy vegetable stew. Garlic, herbs, and mushrooms bring a whole new level of flavor to the playing field when they are added to the mix. You can use a Paleo Worcestershire Sauce or make your own steak sauce here.
Recipe: An Edible Mosaic | Hearty Garlic and Herb Mushroom Stew
19. Quick and Creamy Chicken Stew
When you’re feeling down, nothing lifts your spirits more than a bowl of chicken stew.
Recipe: Paleo Leap | Quick and Creamy Chicken Stew
20. Indian Paleo Stew with Chicken
This dish is begging for cauliflower rice or zucchini noodles! All of those Indian spices will seep down into it and make this dish all the more enjoyable.
Recipe: Paleo Grubs | Indian Paleo Stew with Chicken
21. Crockpot Mexican Chicken Stew
Warm flavors, chicken and slow cooking are part of this delicious equation. Make some Paleo tortillas on the side too!
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Crockpot Mexican Chicken Stew
22. Enchilada Chicken Stew
Enchiladas and stew—is it possible? Yes it is! In fact, it is also possible for this partnership to be Paleo-friendly too.
Recipe: PaleOMG | Enchilada Chicken Stew
23. Slow Cooker Paleo Chicken Stew
Another classic stew recipe! Sometimes you don’t want all the bells and whistles, just a good ol’ simple stew to fill you up.
Recipe: Delicious Obsessions | Slow Cooker Paleo Chicken Stew
24. Nicoise Chicken Stew
You might be used to hearing about Nicoise salads, but now you can enjoy it as a stew, too! Nicoise olives complement the chicken, diced tomatoes, rosemary, thyme, and basil perfectly in this rich dish.
Recipe: Paleo Leap | Nicoise Chicken Stew
25. West African Chicken Stew
Coconut oil, chicken, ginger, coriander, cayenne pepper, crushed tomatoes, sunflower seed butter, and pure vanilla extract meld together in this irresistible stew. Sounds pretty good, right?
Recipe: The Healthy Foodie | West African Chicken Stew
26. Chicken Stew with Butternut Squash and Kale
This dish offers a fill-you-up heartiness courtesy of butternut squash, and green-y goodness because of the kale involved. Why not add a little extra pizazz to your chicken stew?
Recipe: Deliciously Organic | Chicken Stew with Butternut Squash and Kale
27. Paleo Chicken and Cauliflower Stew
This stew might look like it’s full of cream, but it isn’t. Coconut milk takes the place of lactose here, and cauliflower florets, spinach, capers, and onion round out the flavors.
Recipe: Ultimate Paleo Guide | Paleo Chicken and Cauliflower Stew
28. Coconut Curry Chicken Stew
Chicken, veggies, and spices—with a punch of flavor from the curry. So much yum.
Recipe: Paleo Plan | Coconut Curry Chicken Stew
29. Slow Cooker Paleo Chicken Spinach Stew
This stew brings in some Cajun-style smoked sausage, fire-roasted diced tomatoes, and sweet potatoes. A yummy twist on your traditional chicken stew.
Recipe: Emeals | Slow Cooker Paleo Chicken Spinach Stew
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