Slow Cooker Beef & Sweet Potato Stew
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 15 minutes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours in slow cooker
The sweet potatoes soften and release a touch of caramelized sweetness into the stew base. Enjoy!

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. Place the stew beef pieces into the slow cooker insert. Stir in the chopped celery, onion, sweet potatoes and carrots. Stir in the beef broth and tomato paste. Whisk in the paprika and dried thyme.
  5. Cook on low for 8 hours.
  6. Prepare the salad.
  7. Serve Slow Cooker 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

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 warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes, before adding contents of bag into the slow cooker insert. Slow cook on low for 8 hours.

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

Slow Cooker Beef & Sweet Potato Stew

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw, then add contents of baggie to the slow cooker. Cook on low for 8 hours.
Serve with salad.