Classic Swedish beef stew (kalops)

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This recipe has been reposted here with permission from Diet doctor. The original recipe can be found here.
Looking for a tasty and comforting low-carb dish? Try Kalops! It is a flavorful Swedish classic with whipping cream and hint of cloves. Our version is perfect on a low-carb diet. Even better, the beef stew almost takes care of itself on the stove. Time saving and delish!
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Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Course Main Course


  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 lbs prime rib cut into 1.5-inch pieces
  • 3 peeled carrots cut into 1/2-inch wide pieces
  • 2 yellow onions halved and quartered
  • 2 tbsp beef stock
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp ground cloves
  • 12 peppercorns, white
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tbsp cream cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tsp fresh parsley, for garnishing (optional)


  • 1 lb broccoli florets
  • 2 tbsp melted butter, for serving
  • salt and pepper to taste


Beef Stew

  • Melt the butter in a cast-iron pot over high heat. Add the beef and fry until browned on all sides.
  • Add the carrots, onions, beef stock, bay leaves, peppercorns, and ground cloves. Fry for a few minutes, and then stir in the heavy cream, water, and then cover.
  • Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for about 60-90 minutes, or until the meat is tender. Stir occasionally.
  • Right before serving, add the cream cheese to thicken the stew base, and stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper to taste


  • Fill half of a large pot with water. Over high heat, bring the water to a boil, and add the broccoli. Boil for a couple of minutes, and then strain the broccoli in a colander. In a large serving bowl, toss the broccoli with butter, and season with salt and pepper.
  • Serve the beef stew with a touch of parsley, and broccoli on the side. Enjoy!


Carbohydrates: 16g
Keyword low-carb
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