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Beef Stew with Sauerkraut

Beef Stew with Sauerkraut

The beef together with sauerkraut is the perfect combination for me. And pieces of dried plums with it, that's the heaven in mouth. Prepare this delicious beef stew with sauerkraut for lunch and enjoy it as well.

Beef is a great source of protein, iron and zinc and contains a low amount of fat compared to pork. Healthy diet menu should not lack it, from time to time. In my fit recipes I use lean beef, such as fillet, sirloin or a rump. In this particular recipe I used the rump.

Perhaps we don't need to talk about health benefits of sauerkraut. Cooked sauerkraut is better digestible and retains enough of fiber, vitamins and minerals, despite the heat treatment, and helps to create the right microflora in the bowels. However, be careful if you have histamine intolerance, in this case it will not be the best choice for you.

The recipe also offers proper nutritional values, it contains only 290 kcal and 31g of protein per serving. Meal can be served alone, with whole-wheat pastry, homemade whole-wheat dumpling or other favorite side dish.

Great tip for healthy weekend lunch, don't you say?


  • 500g (17oz) beef
  • 1 onion
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 800-900g (28 to 32oz) sauerkraut
  • 2 Tbsp avocado/coconut oil (I recommend this one)
  • 50g (1.7oz) dried plums
  • 250g (8.8oz) mushrooms (optional)
  • 2 Tbsp sweet paprika
  • 1 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1 to 2 tsp. sea salt
  • water (as needed)


  1. In a big pot, sauté finely chopped onion and garlic in 2 tablespoons of heated oil.
  2. When onion is turning brown, add diced beef and stir.
  3. Season with spices and salt, and brown for approximately 5 minutes.
  4. Next, add 300ml water, chopped plums, rinsed sauerkraut, and if desired, chopped mushrooms.
  5. Mix everything together, cover the pot, and let cook for 30 to 40 minutes.
  6. Check and stir occasionally, and if necessary, add more water so that the meat with sauerkraut doesn’t char.
  7. Serve meat with sauerkraut alone, with baked whole-wheat bread spread with garlic, or other garnish.
Preparation time50 minutes
Yields4 servings
Nutritional information / 1 serving
Calories290 Kcal
Carbohydrates10 g
Fiber6 g
Proteins31 g
Fat12 g
Lucia Wagner

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