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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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  • 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


  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,Silver
Cuisinart 744-24 Chef's Classic Stainless Stockpot with Cover, 6-Quart,Silver
No kitchen should be with a large pot. This pot can be used for soups, stews, vegetables,sauses and more.
Knorr Beef Flavor Bouillon For Sauces, Soups and Stews Granulated Fat and Cholesterol Free 7.9 oz
Knorr Beef Flavor Bouillon For Sauces, Soups and Stews Granulated Fat and Cholesterol Free 7.9 oz
I find I use this bouillon or powdered beef stock for stir fry, soups and stews.

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