Slow Cooker Beef & Sweet Potato Stew

I’m no slow cooker pro, but my mom makes the best curry stews and this was a recipe I found on Pinterest years ago while living abroad that made me miss her home cooked food. Over the years there has been a lot of modifications and changes to the recipe, but this will be the most consistent one I used. This is the perfect meal for a Sunday lunch/dinner. I love cooking meals that takes longer and a Sunday and filling your house with rustic comfort food aromas, with nothing else to do but serve and eat. 


 Servings: 8 Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 kg beef stew meat diced into 1 inch cubes
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 onion , chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves , crushed (or 1 tablespoon minced garlic)
  • 1 large sweet potato , peeled and diced (roughly 3 cups diced)
  • 300 g baby potatoes , halved
  • 2 large carrots , sliced
  • 1 red pepper , deseeded and diced
  • 1-1/2 cups beef broth
  • 400 grams can diced tomatoes
  • 1 beef bouillon cube, crushed
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon mild paprika
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 4 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley, to serve


  1. Place the meat and flour into a 6 litre slow cooker bowl. Stir to coat meat and add in the rest of the ingredients (except for the bay leaves and parsley). Stir all ingredients together and place bay leaves on top.
  2. Cover, and cook on low heat setting for 8-10 hours, or high heat setting for 4 to 6 hours.
  3. Taste test before serving, and add extra salt or pepper if needed. Garnish with parsley.
  4. Serve over white rice or mashed potatoes.

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