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Kevin Curry

St. Patrick’s Day Low-Carb Beef & Guinness Stew With Cauliflower Mash

St. Patrick’s Day Low-Carb Beef & Guinness Stew With Cauliflower Mash

Ingredients for 4 servings

* Optional Substitution Note
  • Stew
    • 2 lb beef, round steak/top round (lean cut), cut into 1-inch to 1.5-inch cubes
    • 2 teaspoons olive oil
      • Substitute: avocado oil, coconut oil
    • 5 sprigs (1 tablespoon) fresh thyme
    • 5oz (150ml) Guinness
    • 2 cloves (1 tablespoon), fresh garlic (or minced)
    • 1 cup yellow onion, cut into large chunks
    • 1 medium carrot, cut into 1/2-inch chunks
    • 1 stick of celery, cut into 1/2-inch chunks
    • 2 cups (~500ml) low sodium beef stock
    • 2 tablespoons arrowroot starch
    • Sea salt & pepper to taste
  • Mash
    • 1 large head cauliflower OR 23oz cauliflower florets
    • 1 tablespoon grassfed butter
    • 1 teaspoon garlic, fresh or minced
    • pinch of sea salt & pepper
  • Garnish
    • fresh thyme
    • parsley
    • cracked pepper


Step 1

Set your slow cooker on the “Saute” setting on medium heat, let it get hot then add the oil.  If you do not have a slow cooker with a saute setting, set a large nonstick skillet on medium-high heat and add oil.

Step 2

If your skillet or slow cooker is small, then only add half of the beef (and oil) and allow to sear. Note: it’s important to allow the beef to catch on the pan to get a rich caramelized, brown crust before you stir and turn it. Allow to brown on all sides then remove from the pan. Repeat for the rest of the beef.

Step 3

Place all of the seared beef in the slow cooker or pan, add thyme and Guinness. Simmer for 5-8 minutes to allow the flavors to infuse and meld.

Step 4

Put the infused beef (and juices) into the slow cooker along with the carrot, onion, celery, garlic and stock. Set to cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 4-5 hours.

Step 5

1 hour before the stew is ready (or your set cooking cycle), mix arrowroot starch with about 1 1/2 tablespoons of water and stir into the stew.

Step 6

While the stew is cooking prepare the cauliflower mash.  Bring 2 cups of water to boil in a pot and add the cauliflower florets. Cook covered for 10-12 minutes or until completely soft through, easily pierced with a fork.

Step 7

Drain well allowing all the steam to escape. Add salt, pepper, garlic and grass fed butter. Blend using an immersion/stick blender until it resembles mash. ONLY if needed, add a tablespoon of milk or yogurt to help bring the cauliflower together.

Step 8

Serve the hearty Guinness Stew with the creamy low carb cauliflower mash.

Step 9

Garnish and enjoy!

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Prep 10min
Cook 8h
Total 8h 10min

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About Kevin - author


Hey, I'm Kevin

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and maintaining an active lifestyle.

By experimenting in the kitchen and sharing my meals on Tumblr, I learned healthy eating is not boring! By making a few adjustments to my favorite foods, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my wellness goals while satisfying my desire for BANGIN food! 😅 Now I try to help people around the world realize that same level of freedom in eating regardless of budget. Welcome, let's #DemocratizeWellness together!