I love beef stew, but as restrictive as I am with my Paleo diet, I can’t have any of the vegetables normally found in beef stew. I have been hard pressed to come up with an alternative, but I think I finally found one.
For this recipe I used two pounds of stew meat, a butternut squash cut up (I found some diced butternut squash at a grocery store that I shop at), one yellow onion, four stalks of celery, and a whole bunch of mushrooms. Dice all of the vegetables in fairly large pieces, about an inch thick. Throw it all into the crock pot with a bay leaf, a sprig of fresh rosemary, and two cups of chicken broth. Add some salt and pepper and let it cook for six hours on high.
OMG it is so good!