Roshi Beef & Mushroom Stew with Havarti

beef, Gumbo File Powder, low carb, meat, Nuts, Paleo

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When the weather gets cold, put these ingredients together in a slow cooker. Don’t add the gumbo file powder until the end of cooking. It thickens the stew and gives it a nice root beer-like flavor.

3 lbs. organic, grass-fed stew beef

1 lb. of a variety of fresh mushrooms. I used Black Trumpets, Chanterelles, Hedgehogs, and Yellow Foot Mushrooms here.

2 teaspoons ground black pepper

2 Tablespoons pastured butter

3 Tablespoons red curry paste

1/2 of a chopped red onion

3 garlic cloves

Real gumbo filet powder is ground sassafras leaves with nothing else mixed in.

Real gumbo filet powder is ground sassafras leaves with nothing else mixed in.

Place in a crock pots for 4 hours. Then add:

2 Tablespoons of gumbo filet powder, 1 cup arugula leaves, 1/2 cup watercress. Stir. Let sit for 15 minutes.

beef stew 3

It will begin to thicken. Serve in bowls and top with Havarti cheese and pine nuts.

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