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Slow-Cooker Colombian Beef and Sweet Potato Stew

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Slow-Cooker Colombian Beef and Sweet Potato Stew
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 6 hr 30 min
  • Servings 6
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Cinnamon, cloves, apricots and sweet potatoes create the tasty twist to a homey beef stew.
Updated Aug 9, 2010

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

Steps

  • 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.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Purchase already cut-up beef stew meat instead of the boneless beef chuck.
  • tip 2
    Enjoy this chunky Colombian-inspired stew over cooked couscous.

Nutrition

270 Calories, 10g Total Fat, 18g Protein, 27g Total Carbohydrate

Nutrition Facts

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