Sweet Potato and Beef Stew {Crock Pot, Grain Free, Gluten Free, Paleo}

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This Hearty Beef Stew is the perfect set it and forget it meal. It’s healthy, packed full of flavor, and takes less than 10 minutes to throw it all together in the crockpot.

My crockpot has been working overtime lately. Truthfully, up until my son Hunter was born, it was just a large bulky annoyance that seemed to take up an entire cabinet all on it own. Then, my life was flipped upside down, when I realized that making dinner became an insurmountable task with a colicky infant. I had these idealistic thoughts of cooking in the kitchen with Hunter, while he slept peacefully in the k’tan carrier, with a smile on his angelic face. Well, that’s not quite how it went down 😉 Even when I do get him into the carrier, while bouncing up and down and shhh-ing to keep him content, and trying to measure ingredients and they spill onto the floor- it’s truly a laughable sight!

Enter- crockpot. I opened the cabinet and dusted it off, and set it to work! I’ve made soups, chilis, stews, and even a turkey breast! I throw in the ingredients in the morning and dinner’s ready at 5. It makes my life SO MUCH EASIER!

So here is my first crockpot recipe- a delicious beef and sweet potato stew! It’s simple, easy, and the entire family will love it. This recipe makes a good amount, and I freeze half of it so I have something on hand when supplies are low and I just can’t make it to the store, or don’t have time.

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I made my own beef bone broth (recipe HERE), but if you don’t want to take the time to do that I recommend you purchase a beef bone broth that is made with grass fed cattle, such as this one by Bone Broths Co. You can read more about the benefits of pasture-raised beef HERE.

So break out your slow cooker and get your stew on!

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Sweet Potato and Beef Stew {Crock Pot, Grain Free, Gluten Free, Paleo}

This Hearty Beef Stew is the perfect set it and forget it meal. It’s healthy, packed full of flavor, and takes less than 10 minutes to throw it all together in the crockpot.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Servings 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs beef stew meat preferably grass fed, cubed
  • 2 cups beef stock
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large sweet potato sliced into cubes
  • 1 medium white onion diced
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 can of whole tomatoes large
  • 3 carrots sliced
  • 4 celery ribs sliced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 5 sprigs thyme
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. For additional flavor you can saute the onion and garlic in 2 tablespoons olive oil first, then add the the crock pot.
  2. Add all the ingredients to the crock pot and set on high for 1 hours, then turn it down to low for an additional 4 hours.

 

12 Comments

  1. Love this recipe! Will have to give it a try 🙂

    Also, FYI the link to Bone Broths Co. is broken.

    Thanks for the great post!

  2. Can I set it for 8 hours instead of 5? Bc I work all day and no ones home to start it up. Hope it doesn’t lose flavor n thickness of the soup

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