Slow-Cooker Colombian Beef and Sweet Potato Stew

Cinnamon, cloves, apricots and sweet potatoes create the tasty twist to a homey beef stew.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 6 hr 30 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

1
lb boneless beef chuck
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1 1/2
teaspoons olive or vegetable oil
3
cups 1-inch pieces peeled sweet potatoes
2
teaspoons finely chopped garlic
2
whole cloves
1
dried bay leaf
1
stick cinnamon
1
large onion, cut into eighths
1
can (28 oz) Muir Glen™ organic whole peeled tomatoes with basil, undrained
8
dried apricots, cut in half
Chopped fresh parsley, if desired

  • 1 Remove excess fat from beef. Cut beef into 1-inch pieces. Sprinkle beef with salt and pepper. In 10-inch skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Cook beef in oil about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until brown.
  • 2 In 4- to 5-quart slow cooker, mix beef and remaining ingredients except apricots and parsley. Cover; cook on Low heat setting 6 to 8 hours or until beef is tender.
  • 3 Stir in apricots. Cover; cook on Low heat setting about 15 minutes or until apricots are softened. Discard cloves, bay leaf and cinnamon stick. Sprinkle stew with parsley.

Expert Tips

Purchase already cut-up beef stew meat instead of the boneless beef chuck.

Enjoy this chunky Colombian-inspired stew over cooked couscous.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
270
(
Calories from Fat
90),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
10%
(Saturated Fat
3g,
3%
),
Cholesterol
45mg
45%;
Sodium
440mg
440%;
Total Carbohydrate
27g
27%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
),
Protein
18g
18%
;
% Daily Value*:
Iron
18%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1 Fruit; 1 Vegetable; 2 Lean Meat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.