Slow Cooker Beef & Pepper Stew

This beef and pepper stew is ideal for weight loss, with plenty of protein for maximum satiety and nutrients from the vegetables. A side of rice or potatoes makes this a family-friendly meal, providing plenty of protein and nutrition to build or maintain healthy bodies of all ages.

Pepper steak is often stir-fried, but works well in a slow cooker, making it a perfect, easily prepared, cook ahead dinner dish.  Slow cooking also enables you to buy cheaper cuts like chuck steak which become perfectly tender after a few hours in the slow cooker.  

The steak provides the majority of the energy along with plenty of protein, vitamins B3, B5, B6 and B12, choline, selenium and zinc.  

Peppers (aka capsicum) boost vitamins A and C while the onion, broth, coconut aminos, garlic and tomato paste round out the flavour profile and add a smattering of extra minerals.


One serve provides 450 calories, 47 g protein, 26 g fat, 5 g of net carbs and P:E = 1.5.


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  • 1 kg (35 oz) of stewing beef, cut into chunks
  • 1 red onion, cut into chunks
  • 1 small red, orange & yellow pepper, sliced
  • 1 head of garlic cut in half
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1 tbsp coconut aminos
  • 4 tbsp tomato paste


  • Place all the ingredients in the slow cooker for 6 hours on high. 
  • Alternatively, place in a casserole dish with a lid and pop in the oven 150°C/300°F (bake) for 2-3 hours. 
  • Serve with cauliflower rice or your choice of greens if you are watching your carbs, or rice or potatoes if you can tolerate. 

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