Beef Stew with Sweet PotatoesMany of you have heard me mention Beachbody before and their wonderful cookbook called Fixate. This is my favorite recipe from that book. This Beef Stew with Sweet Potatoes recipe can be made ahead, it freezes well and people always love it. The recipe says it feeds six. Try making this on your next cold winter’s day; you’ll be glad you did! Better yet order a copy of your own cookbook as it is filled with many delicious recipes.Beef Stew with Sweet Potatoes

I have also added sliced mushrooms to the stew when I added the other vegetables. They make a wonderful addition.Beef Stew with Sweet Potatoes

Beef Stew with Sweet Potatoes


1 tsp olive oil
1 lb, 10 oz beef stew meat
1 medium onion, chopped
1 medium carrot, sliced
2 medium celery stalks, chopped
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
8 cups of beef broth
½ cup red wine
¼ tsp sea salt
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp paprika
3 bay leaves
2 medium tomatoes, chopped
2 medium sweet potatoes cut into 1 inch cubes
2 tsp cornstarch.

beef stewDirections:

Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the stew meat; cook, stirring frequently, for 5-6 minutes or until the beef is browned. Add the onion, carrot and celery ; cook, stirring occasionally for 5-6 minutes or until the onion is translucent. This is when you would add the mushrooms as well.

Add the garlic and cook for another minute.

Add 1 cup of the beef broth and wine; cook, stirring constantly scraping the bottom of the pan so the beef doesn’t stick, for 5-8 minutes or until the liquid is reduced by half.beef stew

Add salt, pepper, paprika, bay leaves and tomatoes. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; gently boil, stirring occasionally, for 5-8 minutes or until liquid has almost completely evaporated and tomatoes have begun to break down.

Add the remaining seven cups of beef broth. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat; gently boil, stirring occasionally for two hours.

Add sweet potatoes, cook, stirring occasionally for 20-25 minutes or until sweet potatoes are tender.Beef Stew with Sweet Potatoes

Combine cornstarch with a little water in a small bowl, whisk to blend. Add cornstarch mixture to the stew; cook, stirring constantly for 2-3 minutes, or until the stew has thickened slightly.Beef Stew with Sweet Potatoes

Serve hot.Beef Stew with Sweet Potatoes

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11 comments on “Beef Stew with Sweet Potatoes

Angie Rose on January 23, 2017 7:23 am

Hi Nancy! This looks absolutely delicious. We would love to have you share this over at this week’s Dishing It and Digging It party! Please feel free to join – Hope to see you there 🙂

Helen at the Lazy Gastronome on January 23, 2017 3:36 pm

I love the fresh tomatoes on the recipe! Thanks for sharing on the What’s for Dinner link up!

Nancy Wolff on January 23, 2017 9:17 pm

I love how the tomatoes melt away into the stew!

Jess on January 23, 2017 4:48 pm

Thus sounds so hearty! 🙂

I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks:

Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

Christine on January 23, 2017 5:30 pm

I am going to pin this so I can try it. I am intrigued with switching out the potato Sounds yummy! Thanks for sharing this at the DI & DI Link party, we loved having you.

Nancy Wolff on January 23, 2017 9:17 pm

Sweet potatoes are awesome in stew! 🙂

kristin mccarthy on January 24, 2017 12:37 pm

nothing beats a solid beef stew!

Sue on January 25, 2017 3:31 am

Oh this looks yummy! Thanks for sharing with us at #OvertheMoon Link Up.

Donella on January 25, 2017 5:25 pm

Sounds delicious! I love adding sweet potatoes to my soups and stews… Adds a little bit of sweetness to the savory dishes. 🙂

April J Harris on January 30, 2017 7:23 am

I’m using sweet potatoes more and more, Nancy, so I’m happy to find this recipe. Your Beef Stew with Sweet Potatoes is the perfect combination of delicious and healthy! Thank you for sharing with us at Hearth and Soul.

Miz Helen on February 1, 2017 3:00 am

A great review and I love the Sweet Potatoes in this stew! Hope you are enjoying your day and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday!
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Miz Helen

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