You don’t always need regular potatoes to make a good stew. This iteration of the classic beef stew uses sweet potatoes and makes a delicious sweet potato stew.
How to Make Sweet Potato Stew
To begin making this sweet potato stew, heat a large skillet over medium-high heat on the stove. Add in some oil and heat. Now it’s time to fry the beef. Place the beef in the skillet and fry until it’s browned on all sides. Once it’s cooked, put it in the bottom of the slow cooker.
Now you want to add in the vegetables, so add in the onion, garlic, sweet potatoes, celery and bay leaves. In a large 8 cup measuring cup, whisk together the remaining wet ingredients and mix until combined. Pour over the beef and vegetables and give it a stir.
Cook everything on low for 8-9 hours or, if you need it sooner, on high for 5-6 hours.
If you want something that goes well with this, try these Crockpot Dumplings from our sister site. They are perfect for this stew.
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Sweet Potato Stew
- Prep Time
- 20 minutes
- Main Course
- Slow Cooker
- Fast & Slow Cooking
- 1 1/2 pounds of stewing beef
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 large white onion diced
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- 3 cups of diced sweet potatoes
- 2 cups of diagonally diced carrots
- 2 cups of celery diagonally chopped
- 2 bay leaves
- 4 cups beef broth
- 3 tablespoons tomato paste
- 1/2 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon thyme
- In a large skillet over medium-high heat on the stove, add in the oil and heat. Add in the beef and fry until browned on all sides. Place in the bottom of your slow cooker.
- Add in the onion, garlic, carrots, sweet potatoes, celery and bay leaves.
- In a large bowl or 8 cup capacity measuring glass, whisk together the remaining ingredients until combined. Pour over the vegetables and beef, then stir to combine.
- Cook on low heat for 8-9 hours, or on high for 5-6. If desired, 30 minutes before serving prepare the Crockpot Dumplings according to recipe instructions.
All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.