Beef & Sweet Potato Stew
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 15 minutes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
This stew has a powerful flavor base as the meat and liquid fuse together…and as the sweet potatoes soften and release a touch of caramelized sweetness into the stew base.

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 1 - Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 - lb(s) stew beef
  • 4 - small sweet potatoes
  • 4 - whole carrots
  • 2 - celery stalk(s)
  • 1 - small white onion(s)
  • 4 - cup(s) beef broth
  • 1 - 6 oz. can(s) tomato paste
  • 1 - tsp paprika
  • 1 - tsp dried thyme
  • - Salt and pepper
  • Side: - salad**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Open can of tomato paste.
  2. Peel and dice the sweet potatoes. Peel and dice the carrots.
  3. Chop the celery. Chop the onion.
  4. In a large saucepan, heat the olive oil and brown the stew beef pieces. Stir in the chopped celery, onion, sweet potatoes and carrots and saute for 3 to 5 minutes, tossing often. Stir in the beef broth and tomato paste. Whisk in the paprika and dried thyme. Bring to bubbling and reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes to allow flavors to mingle.
  5. Prepare the salad.
  6. Serve Beef & Sweet Potato Stew with salad.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. Peel and dice 8 sweet potatoes. Peel and dice 8 carrots.
  2. Chop 4 celery stalks. Chop 2 onions.
  3. Open 2 cans of tomato paste.

To each gallon-size plastic freezer baggie, add the following ingredients:

  • 1 lb. stew beef
  • Half of the diced sweet potatoes
  • Half of the diced carrots
  • Half of the chopped celery
  • Half of the chopped onion
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 1 - 6 oz. can tomato paste
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • Salt and pepper

Remove as much air as possible and seal. Add label to baggie and freeze.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a bowl of warm water for about 20 minutes, before transferring to a saucepan and cooking. Bring to boil and then reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Recipe is dairy-free when served with dairy-free sides.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Recipe is gluten-free when served with gluten-free sides.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Beef & Sweet Potato Stew

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw and add contents of bag to large saucepan. Bring to boil and then reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
Serve with salad.