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Sweet Potato Beef Stew Recipe

Updated on November 9, 2014
Sweet Potato Beef Stew
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Sweet Potato Beef Stew

This past summer I've discovered how much I like sweet potatoes. Never having thought of putting them into a beef stew I thought today would be the perfect time to try this. I was pleasantly surprised at how good it tasted.

Having had a frigid and harsh winter this year I've been making many soups and stews to keep us warm. The thing I like about making a stew is that you can make it early in the day, turn it on a low simmer and before you know it it is filling the house with wonderful aromas.

I've been making homemade soups and stews for decades, and find them to be a comfort food. Many people only make and eat soup during the cold months of the year, but I enjoy making soup all year round. If you have soup or stew recipes please be sure to stop by my "Soups On" lens and let me know so that I can add a link to your favorite recipe lenses.


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Ingredients

  • cooking oil
  • one three pound outside round roast cut up into bite size pieces
  • 1 large cooking onion chopped
  • 2 ribs of celery chopped
  • 1 large clove of garlic shopped
  • 2 cups of water mixed with 2 tsp. of beef stock broth powder
  • 2 tsp. of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 bay leafs
  • fresh ground pepper
  • 1 tsp. of dried thyme
  • 1 -2 sweet potatoes peeled and cubed
  • 1/2 of a rutabaga peeled and cubed
  • 1 -2 large carrots peeled and sliced

Instructions

  1. Get all of your ingredients together, cut up the meat, peel the vegetables, and chop the garlic.
  2. Coat the bottom of a 6 quart Dutch oven or stock pot with cooking oil with the burner set at medium-high setting.
  3. When the oil has heated up add the meat to the bottom of the pan.
  4. Stir the meat every once in a while until it is almost cooked.
  5. Add the broth, Worcestershire sauce, spices, bay leaf, and stir.
  6. Next add your prepared vegetables stirring again bringing everything to a boil.
  7. Turn the heat down to a simmer, cover the pot and cook for 45 min. to an hour.
  8. When you are ready to eat, serve and ENJOY!

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Cuisinart 744-24 Chef's Classic Stainless Stockpot with Cover, 6-Quart
Cuisinart 744-24 Chef's Classic Stainless Stockpot with Cover, 6-Quart

No kitchen should be with a large pot. This pot can be used for soups, stews, vegetables,sauses and more.

 
Knorr Beef Flavored Bouillon, 7.9 oz.
Knorr Beef Flavored Bouillon, 7.9 oz.

I find I use this bouillon or powdered beef stock for stir fry, soups and stews.

 

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @susanholland10: So glad that you enjoyed the sausage and kale soup, and thank you for letting me know.

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @Merrci: I hope that you'll be as pleasantly surprised as I was.

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      Merry Citarella 3 years ago from Oregon's Southern Coast

      Looks delicious! I've never used sweet potatoes in soup or stew. I will now! Thanks for the recipe.

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      Susan Holland 3 years ago from Southwest Missouri

      This sounds delicious! I need to go buy some sweet potatoes and try this one! We love stews and soups during the winter months, too! Last weekend I made your Sausage and Kale Soup - oh my, it was so good!! We loved it! Thanks so much for sharing your fabulously, delicious soups!! :-)

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @Lady Lorelei: I've noticed that too at restaurants and happy to see them on the menu. I'm totally addicted to sweet potato fries with a spicy dipping sauce.

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @Brite-Ideas: I love the smell of a stew simmering on the stove.

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @Diana Wenzel: I was wishing I had of added more once I started eating the stew.

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      Renaissance Woman 3 years ago from Colorado

      You know, I never thought to add sweet potatoes to my stews. I really should, as I love yams. Thanks for another great recipe.

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      Barbara Tremblay Cipak 3 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      I can imagine how good this smells when cooking

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      Lorelei Cohen 3 years ago from Canada

      I love sweet potatoes but have never tried them in soup or stew. I really like that more restaurants are now serving them.