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.

Source: Midwest Living


Recipe Summary

25 mins
7 hrs
7 hrs 25 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

  • Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 7 to 8 hours or on high-heat setting for 3-1/2 to 4 hours.

  • 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

340 calories; fat 8g; cholesterol 84mg; saturated fat 2g; carbohydrates 33g; mono fat 2g; poly fat 1g; insoluble fiber 6g; sugars 16g; protein 35g; vitamin a 8649.1IU; vitamin c 11.2mg; thiamin 0.2mg; riboflavin 0.4mg; niacin equivalents 5.5mg; vitamin b6 0.6mg; folate 20.2mcg; vitamin b12 3.8mcg; sodium 356mg; potassium 981mg; calcium 70.7mg; iron 4.7mg.