Beef and Sweet Potato Stew

Cumin, cayenne, cinnamon, and dried fruits flavor this hearty beef stew. Make it in your slow cooker the next time you need a delicious dinner waiting at home for you.



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Ingredients
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    1 1/4  pounds 
    lean beef stew meat*
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    2   
    medium sweet potatoes, peeled, halved lengthwise, and sliced 1/2 inch thick (3 cups)
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    1   
    medium onion, cut into wedges (1/2 cup)
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    1  14  ounce can 
    lower sodium beef broth
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    1   teaspoon 
    ground cumin
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    1/4  teaspoon 
    ground cinnamon
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    1/4  teaspoon 
    cayenne pepper
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    4   
    cloves garlic, minced
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    1  14 1/2 ounce can 
    no-salt-added diced tomatoes, undrained
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    1/2  cup 
    dried apricots or pitted dried plums (prunes), quartered
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    2   tablespoons 
    chopped unsalted peanuts
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    Sliced green onion (optional)

Directions
1.
In a 3-1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker combine meat, sweet potatoes, and onion. Stir broth, cumin, cinnamon, cayenne pepper, and garlic into mixture in cooker.
2.
Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 7 to 8 hours or on high-heat setting for 3-1/2 to 4 hours.
3.
Stir in undrained tomatoes and dried apricots. Sprinkle individual servings with peanuts and, if desired, green onion.
Tip
  • Lean Beef Stew Meat: For 1-1/4 lb. lean beef stew meat, trim fat from a 1-3/4 lb. boneless beef chuck roast. Cut into 1-inch pieces.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 340, Fat, total (g) 8, chol. (mg) 84, sat. fat (g) 2, carb. (g) 33, Monosaturated fat (g) 2, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1, fiber (g) 6, sugar (g) 16, pro. (g) 35, vit. A (IU) 8649.06, vit. C (mg) 11.22, Thiamin (mg) 0.16, Riboflavin (mg) 0.38, Niacin (mg) 5.53, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0.55, Folate (µg) 20.16, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 3.78, sodium (mg) 356, Potassium (mg) 981, calcium (mg) 70.68, iron (mg) 4.68, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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