Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Crock pot Beef and sweet potato stew (Paleo)


• 1 lb beef chuck or other stewing cut, cut
   into 1-inch cubes;
• 3 cups sweet potatoes, peeled and cut
   into 1-inch cubes;
• 2 garlic cloves, minced;
• A pinch of allspice;
• 1 bay leaf;
• 1 cinnamon stick;
• 1 large onion, cut into chunks;
• 1 can (28 oz) tomatoes;
• 8 dried apricots, cut in half (optional);
• Chopped parsley for garnishing;
• Cooking fat;
• Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
   to taste;
* optional - add other favorite veggies. Hold back on the softer veggies, like peas and green beans until it's almost finished cooking.


1 Heat a skillet over a medium heat, season the
beef cubes to taste with salt and pepper and
brown them on all sides with some cooking fat
in the hot skillet.

2 Place the browned beef, sweet potatoes, garlic,
cinnamon stick, onion, tomatoes, garlic and allspice in a crock pot and cook on low for 8 hours,
until the beef is fork tender.

3 Add the dried apricots, if using, and cook, covered, for another 20 minutes, until the apricots
are soft.

4 Remove the bay leave and the cinnamon stick
and serve, sprinkled with chopped parsley.


  1. amazing - we love it!!

  2. Can this one be frozen and still taste good?

  3. Hi, I just wanted to say that I made this and loved it. Thank you very much. I didn't even share it with my family which is horrible I just ate it all (over the course of 2 days. Sadly I'm having the last for breakfast right now. I'm in Japan if you're wondering about the time :] ) I'm currently about 16 weeks pregnant and eating right can be hard but this was super comforting and awesome.

    I did make 1 change due to my lack of canned tomatoes and just used veg broth instead with a splash of marinara and then I threw it in my pressure cooker for about 20 minutes. I also had to use ground cinnamon instead of a stick. I can see myself making this repeatedly. Also I loved the apricots in it. Thank you, thank you, thank you.