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Beef Stew With Sweet Potatoes

Beef Stew with Sweet Potatoes, a hearty and comforting dish that will impress even a fussy eater. Good food knows no season, this lovely stew goes down a treat whether it is freezing cold outside, and you need some comfort food to get you going, or nice and warm, and you need your favourite recipe to brighten up your day. So, a win-win situation here, no matter the weather.

Overhead shot of a white plate with beef stew with sweet potatoes and a ladle next to the plate

In need of meal ideas? It happens sometimes that I have no idea what else to cook; nothing seems to take my fancy, and either I don’t have the ingredients I need, or I simply can’t be bother to slave away for hours in the kitchen.

This lovely stew is so super easy to make and you can get on with other things while it is cooking, no need to stay there waiting. Because it is slowly cooked, the meat and vegetables are so tender, that they simply melt in your mouth.

And it is so delicious, even our mother-in-low would praise you. A must try! Or, if you are after a more traditional beef stew with white potatoes, I have this heavenly Hearty Oven Beef Stew Recipe [GF] that is cooked in the oven instead of the stove top.

Overhead shot of a white plate with beef stew with sweet potatoes and a ladle in it

I do not eat red meat too often, but I do like it, especially beef.  No lamb though, I have always been put off by the strong flavour, I guess you have to grow up with it to like it.

And since mum disliked lamb, no lamb for anyone 🙂 But she’s the best cook in the whole wide world, and it is all because of her that l now appreciate good home-made food and the importance of eating a balanced meal. Mums know best! And you dare think otherwise!!! 🙂

Anyhow, what is your favourite stew ever? Do you like hearty meat-based ones, or vegetarian or vegan stews? I would not mind any to be honest, as long as they are healthy and nutritious, the rest really does not matter.

And the best part is that they really don’t cost a fortune to make, just buy your favourite root vegetables and meat, and that’s it, a meal fit for a king. So, shall we start cooking?

Overhead shot of a white plate with beef stew with sweet potatoes, and a ladle on the left hand side of the plate

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4.25 from 4 votes
Beef and sweet potato stew recipe
Beef Stew with Sweet Potatoes
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 15 mins
Total Time
1 hr 20 mins

Beef Stew with Sweet Potatoes, hearty and healthy, it goes down a treat no matter what season.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: International
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 1082 kcal
Author: Daniela Anderson
  • 400 g diced beef
  • 2 large onions
  • 1 carrot
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes
  • 2 medium potatoes
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1.5 l beef stock
  • 3 tbsp tomato passata
  • 1 tsp fine sea salt
  • 5 balck peppercorns
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  1. Add one tablespoon of vegetable oil to a frying pan and fry the beef to seal until lightly brown.

  2. Chop the onions roughly and fry them in a large saucepan until golden-brown.

  3. Add the beef, the beef stock, bay leaves and peppercorns and cook for at least 1 hour until really tender.

  4. Peel and chop the potatoes, carrot and sweet potatoes and add them to the pan once the beef is cooked, otherwise, if boiled for too long, they will be too mushy. However, l do like the vegetables really soft.

  5. Stir in the tomato passata, dried parsley and season with salt to taste. Cook for a further 15 minutes.

  6. Best served hot.

Recipe Notes
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Nutrition Facts
Beef Stew with Sweet Potatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1082 Calories from Fat 549
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 61g 94%
Saturated Fat 32g 160%
Cholesterol 142mg 47%
Sodium 2907mg 121%
Potassium 3608mg 103%
Total Carbohydrates 77g 26%
Dietary Fiber 12g 48%
Sugars 16g
Protein 58g 116%
Vitamin A 473.2%
Vitamin C 48.3%
Calcium 23.4%
Iron 79.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.





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    March 9, 2016 at 3:15 am

    Very hearty stew recipe!

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    Lynz Real Cooking
    March 9, 2016 at 8:59 pm

    yumm very hearty!

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