Try this delicious tender beef heart stew made in your slow cooker! This recipe is low carb, keto, paleo and so easy to make. Add your favorite veggie side dish and call it a meal.
Eating beef heart is nothing weird for me, i grew up eating all kinds of beef parts. The heart is so good in stews, soups and i am looking forward to try it in meatballs (grounding beef at home is the way to go)
How does beef heart taste like
Since beef heart is just another muscle, it doesn’t taste weird like liver for example. It could be gamey and chewy if not cooked properly, that’s why i like to cook it in my crock pot. It takes about 5-6 hours on high to reach that melting in your mouth consistency.
Where to buy
I have seen beef hearts in most grocery stores. It is usually located in refrigerator meat isle. Walmart, Safemart, Winco…at least few stores i saw beef hearts in.
Also there is also an option to buy it online. If you will search it you will definitely find where to buy it from. Most likely it will come frozen.
How to defrost
If you got a frozen beef heart, you will need to defrost it before cooking. The best way to do it is to leave heart in the fridge overnight in a bowl because it may leak juices during the thawing process.
If you are out of time, leave frozen heart on the counter for 3-4 hours. It should thaw in this time. You can submerge it in the bowl full of water, it will speed up the process.
How to cook beef heart
There is not many steps in this recipe and its pretty easy to do. First wash beef heart under the running cold water. Remove extra fat using sharp knife. Now its time to chop.
Cut heart in about 1 inch pieces and place in the slow cooker. Chop the whole onion and mince or chop garlic. Use as much garlic as you like!
Now add water or broth on top and salt. I used regular beef broth in this recipe and it was delicious. Now the fun part, waiting. You can go with Low or High setting, either way the dish will be amazing!
Serve it with mashed potatoes, roasted vegetables or over noodles.
Is it keto?
Yes it is. Just like other parts of the cow. Keep it keto when cooking though, don’t add potatoes or carrots, stick to onions and garlic…and cauliflower of course. If you like zucchini you can add some about 1 hour before the beef heart is done. Just slice them and add to the broth. In an our they will be soft but not mushy.
If you enjoy eating organ meats, you will definitely like my Keto chicken liver recipe. It so tender and delicious, melts in your mouth.
More offal recipes
- Sauteed chicken gizzards and hearts
- Beef tendon recipe
- Roasted salmon head recipe
- Pig feet stew recipe
- Beef liver pate recipe
- 1 lb beef heart
- 1/3 chopped onion
- 1/2 cup water or broth
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 4 cloves garlic
- Wash the beef heart in cold water. Cut off excess fat and slice the heart in about 1 inch pieces. Place into a slow cooker
- Chop onion finely, minced garlic and add to your crock pot. Add water or broth if using. Add salt
- Turn the slow cooker on high for about 4-5 hours or low to 8-9 hours.
- Once done, add chopped cilantro
You can make this recipe on the stovetop, in a heavy bottom pot. Cook for 2-3 hours on low.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 215Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 242mgSodium: 683mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 34g