Paleo Turmeric Beef Stew

Two things lent themselves to help in creating this dish: 1. I had some turmeric left over from another dish I made for my meal prep clients (Malaysian curry pork) and 2. I had a bit of stewing beef from a 1/4 grassfed cow I split with some of my crossfit box members that was defrosting in my fridge.

I love meals like this because they are simple, one pot and very tasty!! 🙂

This recipe needs to be made with fresh turmeric and not from the dried powder you get at the grocery store which can impart a bitter taste to a dish when not blended with other spices like in a curry.


  • 1 lb of Stewing Beef (grassfed if you can)
  • 1 med Carrot
  • 1 Onion
  • 1 stalk Celery
  • 1 Sweet Potato
  • 7 cloves Garlic
  • 1 tbsp chopped Garlic
  • 1 tbsp fresh Thyme
  • 2 tbsp Fish Sauce (sugar free)
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 piece Turmeric Root (length of baby finger)
  • 1/2 cup Water/Beef Stock
  • Fat/Coconut Oil


  1. Cut the stewing beef into 1/2″ pieces (and if store bought, remove the fat)
  2. Dice up the onions and garlic. Fry in fat over med-high heat until they start to go translucent.
  3. Toss in the beef and cook until the outside is mostly cooked.
  4. Toss in the cloves of garlic, carrots, celery, thyme, fish sauce, pepper and turmeric root.
  5. Add the water or beef stock if you have it to the pot and bring to a boil.
  6. Toss in the sweet potato and reduce heat to med-low.
  7. Cover and simmer for 1 hour.

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