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This low sodium beef stew recipe is a cozy salt free dinner, slow simmered in a thick broth with vegetables. A fantastic supper that slow cooks on the stove, easy enough to make for a weeknight meal.

Loaded with vegetables and spices, this beef stew is pure salt free comfort food. I love serving up a bowl with a salad with low sodium dressing and a thick slice of crusty bread.

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There’s nothing better than enjoying a big bowl of comfort food at the end of a long day!  This low sodium beef stew recipe is a simple yet delicious meal that takes very little time to prep. It cooks on the stove for an hour and a half, so you can relax while dinner makes itself.

This recipe is a great  low sodium fall or winter dinner – but it makes a fantastic meal any time of year. We don’t eat red meat too often, but we keep this recipe in our rotation when the mood strikes for something cozy. It’s loaded with vegetables too: onions, carrots, garlic, potatoes, mushrooms, and peas.

This Low Sodium Beef Stew Recipe Is

  • Hearty
  • Warming
  • Comforting
  • Earthy
  • Satisfying
  • Flavorful
  • A Great No Salt Dinner Idea
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Low Sodium Dinners

This easy beef stew recipe is low in sodium and couldn’t be easier to make!  By building meals around salt free pantry staples and swapping a few ingredients you can make better meals for you and your family. 

Browse all our low sodium dinner recipes to find your next favorite!

What’s In Low Sodium Beef Stew?

See the recipe card below for a full list of instructions and ingredient amounts!

  • Stew Beef – we always try to get our meats locally, which helps the farmers in our town. Stop by your local meat market or farmer’s market for some options in your area.
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Onions
  • Garlic
  • Carrots
  • No-Salt-Added Vegetable Stock – I like to make my own using my recipe here, however use any brand that has 0 added sodium.
  • Potatoes
  • Mushrooms
  • Red Wine – make sure it’s certified gluten free
  • Low Sodium Worcestershire Sauce: for that unbelievably tangy umami flavor that bring the classic taste to these Sloppy Joes!  I love using this low sodium Worcestershire sauce in all kinds of recipes, at only 45mg sodium per serving, a little goes a long way on flavor.
  • Herbs de Provence or thyme
  • Bay Leaves: I always add bay leaves to every stew or soup I make… it gives the soup a deep flavor which is savory and delicious!
  • Peas
  • Parsley
  • No Salt Added Tomato Paste: thickens the sauce with a deep bold tomato flavor.  I only use no salt added tomato paste, so you can control the amount of salt in this stew.
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How Do I Make Beef Stew With No Salt Added?

Sodium can pop up in many ingredient lists, under preservatives or names you may not recognize. Always check your labels for sodium content before cooking!

  1. In a Dutch oven, add the meat and sear on medium-to-high heat until the cubes of meat are charred on the outside. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the meat into a mixing bowl, and set aside.
  2. In the same Dutch oven, add the olive oil, onions, garlic, and carrots. Sauté over low heat for 7 to 8 minutes until vegetables begin to soften.
  3. Add the potatoes, mushrooms, vegetable stock, red wine, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, Herbs de Provence, cooked meat, and bay leaves and bring to a boil. Allow the stew to boil down over high heat for 30 minutes, uncovered.
  4. After 30 minutes, cover the stew and simmer for 1 hour.
  5. Remove the bay leaves, and add the peas and parsley before serving.  Serve hot. Leftovers will last for up to 2 days in the refrigerator.

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Low Sodium Beef Stew

AuthorKelly Jensen
This low sodium beef stew recipe is a cozy salt free dinner, slow simmered in a thick broth with vegetables. A fantastic supper that slow cooks on the stove, easy enough to make for a weeknight meal. Loaded with vegetables and spices, this beef stew is pure salt free comfort food.
5 from 9 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Course dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 362 kcal

Equipment

  • Dutch Oven
  • Slotted Spoon

Ingredients
  

  • 2 lbs beef stew meat diced into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 sweet onion sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 carrots chopped
  • 1.5 lbs yellow potatoes diced into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 1 pint mushrooms sliced
  • 4 cups No-Salt-Added Vegetable Stock
  • 2 cups red wine
  • 6 ounces No-Salt-Added Tomato Paste
  • 1 tablespoon low sodium Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Herbs de Provence or substitute thyme
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 cup peas
  • ½ cup parsley

Instructions
 

  • In a Dutch oven, add the meat and sear on medium-to-high heat until the cubes of meat are charred on the outside. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the meat into a mixing bowl, and set aside.
  • In the same Dutch oven, add the olive oil, onions, garlic, and carrots. Sauté over low heat for 7 to 8 minutes until vegetables begin to soften.
  • Add the potatoes, mushrooms, vegetable stock, red wine, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, Herbs de Provence, cooked meat, and bay leaves and bring to a boil. Allow the stew to boil down over high heat for 30 minutes, uncovered.
  • After 30 minutes, cover the stew and simmer for 1 hour.
  • Remove the bay leaves, and add the peas and parsley before serving.  Serve hot. Leftovers will last for up to 2 days in the refrigerator.

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Nutrition

Calories: 362kcalCarbohydrates: 31gProtein: 31gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 70mgSodium: 135mgFiber: 6gSugar: 8gCalcium: 77mgIron: 5mg

*Please note, all nutrition content is estimated based on the ingredients we used, it may vary based on your ingredients. Always check your nutrition labels to verify sodium amounts.

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  1. The recipe never tells you what to do with the beef that’s been set aside in step 1! When does it get added back?

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