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Keto Beef Stew & Cheesy Biscuit Crust in a cast iron pan

Keto Beef Stew & Cheesy Biscuit Crust

  • Author: Mellissa Sevigny
  • Total Time: 2 hours 5 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x


This rich and hearty keto beef stew & cheesy biscuit crust is going to satisfy all of your keto comfort food cravings!  Low carb and Atkins friendly.



For the Beef Stew:

  • 3 tablespoons avocado oil, or other light tasting oil
  • 2 lbs stew beef, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1 cup roughly chopped celery
  • 2 cups radishes, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons whiskey
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon xanthan gum (to thicken)

For the biscuit crust:

  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon granulated erythritol sweetener
  • 1 cup superfine blanched almond flour
  • 3 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese


To make the beef stew:

  1. Combine the coconut flour, salt and pepper in a medium sized bowl.
  2. Add the raw beef pieces and mix well to coat the meat thoroughly.
  3. Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a large, heavy bottomed sauce pan.
  4. Add the beef and cook over medium high heat to brown, stirring occasionally for about 5 minutes.  Remove the meat from the pan.
  5. Add the other tablespoon of oil to the pan, then add the garlic, onion, celery and radishes.
  6. Saute, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes, or until softened and fragrant.
  7. Add the Worcestershire sauce and whisky to the pan and cook an additional 2 minutes.
  8. Add the cooked beef back to the pan, along with the water, dijon mustard, parsley, and thyme – then stir well.  Cover and simmer for 1 hour over low heat.
  9. Remove the cover and whisk in the xanthan gum.
  10. Turn the heat up to medium, and simmer uncovered for 15 minutes to reduce.

To make the cheesy biscuit dough:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Place the butter in a medium-sized microwave safe bowl.
  3. Microwave on high, uncovered, for 30 seconds or until melted.
  4. Add the sweetener, almond flour, coconut flour, salt, garlic powder, baking powder, xanthan gum, egg, fresh thyme, almond milk and cheddar and mix well with a fork.

To assemble:

  1. Transfer the beef stew to an oven safe casserole or cast iron pan.
  2. Top with 8 scoops or balls of biscuit dough.
  3. Bake at 375 for 25 minutes – or until the tops are golden brown and have puffed up slightly.
  4. Remove from the oven and cool for 10 minutes before serving.


Total NET carbs per serving = 5g.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 110 minutes
  • Category: Keto stews
  • Method: Braising
  • Cuisine: British


  • Serving Size: 1 cup + 1 biscuit top
  • Calories: 534
  • Fat: 43g
  • Carbohydrates: 9g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Protein: 29g

Keywords: beef, stew, pot pies, meat pies, keto, Atkins, low carb, comfort food

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