Kathy's No Potato Beef Stew

Total Time
8hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 8 hrs

This is a recipe I concocted when I was trying to cut down on my carb intake. I don't watch my carbs as closely anymore, but I don't add the taters either. With all the other veggies and flavors mingled together, you'll never miss them! Update 11/14/12: Many slow cookers run differently, so judge the length and temp accordingly.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix all of the above ingredients into a large crock pot.
  2. Cook on high for 4-5 hours or low for 8 hours.
  3. Remove bay leaves before serving.
Most Helpful

I had a friend make this while I was staying with her for a few days as she knows I am allergic to White Potatoes. (Strange, I know!) This was absolutely delicious!! All at the meal were in love with it! I would have never thought of squash and turnips in beef stew. Wonderful. So glad I can have Beef Stew again!

4 5

This was a nice change of piece from typical beef stew with a wonderful assortment of fresh vegetables. The barley was also a nice addition. This was definitely lighter on the beef-to-vegetable ratio. I did not precook the beef but just added it to the crock pot with the rest of the ingredients. The only problem that I had with this recipe is that 8 hours on high is way too long and everything overcooked. Food was stuck to the side of the crock pot and the vegetables were too mushy. I think this should cook on LOW for 8 hours and would be just perfect. Made for Fall PAC 2012.