Slow Cooker Diabetic Friendly Beef Stew Recipe

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As someone who loves hearty and comforting meals, I was on a mission to create a diabetic-friendly beef stew that I could enjoy guilt-free. This recipe is a result of that mission and has become a favorite in my household.

It’s packed with flavorful spices and tender beef, making it the perfect comfort food for cold winter nights.

When developing this recipe, I knew I had to be mindful of the ingredients I used to make sure it was diabetic-friendly. I used lean beef chuck roast and plenty of vegetables to pack in the nutrients.

The spices add depth and flavor to the stew without adding any unnecessary sugar or salt. The end result is a delicious and wholesome stew that’s perfect for anyone looking for a comforting meal that won’t spike their blood sugar.

Slow Cooker Diabetic Friendly Beef Stew Recipe

Course: DinnerCuisine: American


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  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt

  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon ground allspice

  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves

  • 3-3 1/2 pounds beef chuck roast, trimmed

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 medium onion, chopped

  • 3 cloves garlic, sliced

  • 1 cup red wine

  • 1 (28 ounce) can whole tomatoes

  • 5 medium carrots, cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 2 medium turnips, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces

  • Chopped fresh basil for garnish


  • In a small bowl, mix together salt, cinnamon, allspice, pepper, and cloves.
  • Rub the spice mixture all over the beef chuck roast.
  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the roast and sear on all sides until browned.
  • Place the roast in a slow cooker.
  • Add the onion and garlic to the skillet and sauté until softened.
  • Pour in the red wine and stir to scrape up any browned bits.
  • Add the onion mixture, tomatoes, carrots, and turnips to the slow cooker.
  • Cover and cook on low heat for 6-8 hours or until the beef is tender.
  • Garnish with chopped fresh basil before serving.

This slow cooker diabetic-friendly beef stew is perfect for anyone who loves a comforting and hearty meal. The spices add depth and flavor to the stew without adding any unnecessary sugar or salt. Pair it with a side salad or some roasted vegetables for a complete meal.

It’s also great for meal prep, as it can be made in advance and reheated throughout the week. Give this recipe a try and see how delicious diabetic-friendly eating can be!

Jamie Anderson
Jamie Anderson
Hey there! I'm Jamie Anderson. Born and raised in the heart of New York City, I've always had this crazy love for food and the stories behind it. I like to share everything from those "Aha!" cooking moments to deeper dives into what's really happening in the food world. Whether you're here for a trip down culinary memory lane, some kitchen hacks, or just curious about your favorite eateries, I hope you find something delightful!

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