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Beef and Sweet Potato Stew

Beef and Sweet Potato Stew

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  • Makes: 4 servings
  • Prep 25 mins
  • Cook 7 hrs to 8 hrs on Low (High 3-1/2 to 4 hours)

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Give beef stew a globally inspired twist. Tender sweet potato, dried fruit, peanuts and cinnamon bring the sweet and spicy flavors of West Africa and Morocco to the meal.


  • 1 1/4 pounds lean beef stew meat*
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled, halved lengthwise, and sliced 1/2 inch thick (3 cups)
  • 1 medium onion, cut into wedges (1/2 cup)
  • 1 14 - ounce can lower sodium beef broth
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 14 1/2 - ounce can no-salt-added diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1/2 cup dried apricots or pitted dried plums (prunes), quartered
  • 2 tablespoons chopped unsalted peanuts
  • Sliced green onion (optional)


  1. In a 3-1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker combine meat, sweet potatoes, and onion. Stir broth, cumin, cinnamon, cayenne pepper, and garlic into mixture in cooker.
  2. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 7 to 8 hours or on high-heat setting for 3-1/2 to 4 hours.
  3. Stir in undrained tomatoes and dried apricots. Sprinkle individual servings with peanuts and, if desired, green onion.


  • Lean Beef Stew Meat: For 1-1/4 lb. lean beef stew meat, trim fat from a 1-3/4 lb. boneless beef chuck roast. Cut into 1-inch pieces.


  • For Easy Cleanup: Line your slow cooker with a disposable slow cooker liner. Add ingredients as directed in recipe. Once your dish is finished cooking, spoon the food out of your slow cooker and simply dispose of the liner. Do not lift or transport the disposable liner with food inside.

Nutrition Facts

(Beef and Sweet Potato Stew)

Servings Per Recipe 4, sugar (g) 16, sodium (mg) 356, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 4, carb. (g) 33, vit. C (mg) 11, pro. (g) 35, vit. A (IU) 8649, iron (mg) 5, cal. (kcal) 340, calcium (mg) 71, Potassium (mg) 981, Monounsaturated fat (g) 2, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 1, sat. fat (g) 2, Niacin (mg) 6, chol. (mg) 84, Riboflavin (mg) 0, Fat, total (g) 8, Thiamin (mg) 0, fiber (g) 6, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1, Folate (µg) 20

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