Paleo Stew Recipes

Winter Stew

Here, in the Southern Hemisphere, Winter is fast approaching, we have the firewood stacked and the chimney on the wood burner swept and ready as we
Firewoodprepare ourselves for the colder temperatures and icy southerlies that howl up the from the South Island of New Zealand having first traversed the Southern Ocean from the bottom of our world in the Antarctic.

Its now that I start to think about a subtle change in meal planning for the family, and what better food for winter, to warm people up and create that cosy feeling of comfort after a hard day’s work, than a good wholesome and warming stew.

I have for you today 3 great Paleo stew recipes, from Karen Frazier’s Book, which I have reviewed on another post on this site, Paleo Slow Cooker Recipes, Taste and Convenience.

Yes they have the added bonus that they are slow cooker recipes so very convenient for the busy family about their business at work and school.

I hope that you try them and enjoy them and that you maybe take a look at the review for Karen’s book above………..

Chicken and Jalapeño

Serves 6 – Prep 15 mins – Cook 8 hrs

The Chile peppers and celery along with the onions combine to provide a thick Mexican stew abundant with taste and fragrance. Karen recommends serving it topped with cooked salsa (there is a recipe in the book for this) and sliced avocados. You could also use home made guacamole. Apparently this stew freezes well (so many stews taste better after freezing) so it is ideal for big batch cooking.


  • 11/2 pounds, boneless and skinless chicken thigh meat (cut into 1inch pieces)
  • 2oz bacon
  • 2 x 6oz cans chopped Chile peppers drainedJalapeno
  • 8oz of button mushrooms halved
  • 1 medium can chopped tomatoes
  • 1 onion , chopped
  • 3 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup fresh chicken stock
  • 1tspn garlic powder
  • 1tspn dried oregano
  • 1tspn sea salt
  • Dash cayenne pepper
  • 2Tbspn flesh chopped celery


  1. Combine the chicken, bacon Chile’s and the juice, mushrooms tomatoes and their juice, onion, carrots, chicken stock, garlic, oregano salt and pepper in the slow cooker.
  2. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours
  3. Stir in the chopped celery just before serving.

Extra Tip

You can live dangerously and make this just a wee bit less Paleo, just sprinkle in 1 cup of grated pepper jack cheese during the last 30 minutes of cooking.

Then serve topped with a dollop of thickened sour cream Mmmmmmm!

Classic Beef

Serves 8 – Prep 10 mins – Cook 8 hrs

This classic stew, is a rich taste experience with a thick herb fragrant gravy that will satisfy any tired worker. Karen describes it as a stick to your ribs meal customisable by selection of your own favourite vegetable combination. The thickener is arrow root which is a classic Paleo substitute for the traditional corn flour thickening agent. This is a big batch of stew but once again it freezes well and the taste gets even better with the freezing process.


  • 4 Cups beef stock
  • 2Tbsps arrowroot powder
  • 1Tbsn Dijon mustard
  • 3 pounds cubed beef chuckMushrooms
  • 2oz chopped bacon
  • 1 pound peeled pearl onions or shallots
  • 3 peeled and chopped carrots
  • 1 peeled and chopped celeriac bulb
  • 8oz mushrooms halved
  • 1tspn dried rosemary
  • 1tspn garlic powder
  • 1tspn dried thyme
  • 1tspn salt
  • 1/4 tspn ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley


  1. Whisk together in a medium bowl the stock, arrowroot and mustard
  2. Combine the stock mixture with all the ingredients less the parsley.
  3. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours
  4. Stir in the parsley just before serving

Extra Tip

You can go less Paleo with the addition of a cup of red wine substituted for 1 cup of the stock and another favourite tip is to add a cup of frozen peas at type beginning of cooking. Enjoy…..

Moroccan Lamb

Serves 8 – Prep 20mins – Cook 8 hrs

An exotic blend of taste and flavour this stew produces juicy tender lamb with a tangy citrus edge to it. Like most stews it improves as it sits in the pot as all the flavours blend naturally to provide a Moroccan taste experience.


  • Juice of 1 orange plus the Zest
  • 2 Tbsps arrow root powder
  • 2 pounds cubed boneless leg of lamb cutLamb
  • 2 chopped onions
  • 2 carrots peeled and chopped
  • 1 can crushed Moroccan spiced tomatoes
  • 1 cup chopped dried dates
  • 1tspn garlic powder
  • 1tspn ground ginger
  • 1tspn ground cumin
  • 1tspn salt
  • 1/4 tspn ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley


  1. In a small bowl whisk together the orange juice and arrowroot powder
  2. Combine all the ingredients less the parsley in the slow cooker
  3. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours
  4. Stir in the Parsley just before serving

Extra Tip

A deeper flavour can be achieved by browning the cubed lamb before adding it to the other slow cooker ingredients.

Some Basic Tools

you may be reading this Blog for the first time and be new to Paleo If this is you then you might just find it helpful to know what food items are included as part of the Paleo Lifestyle. I have written an article Paleo Food List for Beginners which provides some really great ideas about healthy options, that enable moving away from the heavily processed, salt loaded diets, that many suffer today, easy to consider and action.

A Paleo Starting Guide

I have also posted a review on the Paleo Beginners Guide, a book, available through It is a useful handy reference when starting the Paleo journey from scratch. I can highly recommend it to you. My own copy is well thumbed through!

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I hope, that you have found these recipes of some use and that I have helped to extend your Paleo cooking repertoire.

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  1. It’s so wonderful how you are now starting to think about changes in meal planning for your family. Stews are delicious and they sure do warm people up and are definitely comfort food. Since they are slow cooker recipes they are quite convenient for everyone because we need these types of recipes with everyone’s busy schedules. Classic beef stew is my favorite but I also like chicken stew as well. The Moroccan Lamb stew sounds absolutely divine with it’s exotic blend. Just thinking about it simmering in a pot makes my mouth water.

    • Week thanks for that Geri, your enthusiastic read back descriptions made my mouth water as well LoL.

      Thanks for coming by and making the comment, come agin and look at any of my Paleo Blog articles if you are interested in the lifestyle.

      Thanks again


  2. This dish sounds and looks amazing. I love stews because you can make a large batch and freeze some as well. Great for meal prepping for busy weeks.

    With all this time at home right now due to this virus, I definitely will be adding this to my list of recipes to try.

  3. Hi Hamish. Thank you very much for these recipes. I specially liked Chicken and Jalapeño recipe. I love garlic powder, chile peppers and oregano! Yummy.

    I was today telling my grandson that down in New Zealand and Australia they’re preparing to receive winter. And he said no grandpa, winter is in December. I took me a while for me to explain it to him.

    • Haha love the story about your Grnadson that is priceless, Gald you enjoyed the recipes and thanks for the comment please come back and visit again soon 


  4. This chicken and jalapeño is definitely a must try out for me right now. To be honest, I am a big time lover of the paleo diet and I like the way it is. It helps immensely and also helps to balance a lot in the body. This is a great post thanks for sharing these recipes.

    • It would seem that the chicken and Jalapeño is proving to be quite popular, I am glad that you enjoyed the post, be great to see you back here anytime Ella.



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