Sweet Potato Beef Stew




MAJOR KEY: Once potatoes are peeled they start to oxidize. Store in water if you don’t plan to fry them right away.


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 2 pounds top sirloin steak, diced
  • Tastic spice, to taste*
  • 1 medium sweet onion, diced
  • 1 medium carrot, peeled and diced
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 2 celery ribs, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon ginger paste
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup dry red wine
  • 4 cups beef stock
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme or your favorite herbs
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 large sweet potato (about 1 1/2 pounds), peeled and cut in 1/2-inch chunks
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves, plus more for garnishing
  • 1-2 medium potatoes peeled and shredded (don’t shred potatoes until you’re ready to cook them)


  1. Heat olive oil in a large stockpot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Season steak with Tastic spice, to taste. Add to the stockpot and cook, stirring occasionally, until evenly browned, about 6-8 minutes; set aside.
  2. Add onion, carrot and celery. Cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 3-4 minutes.
  3. Add garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender and browned, about 3-4 minutes.
  4. Whisk in flour and tomato paste until lightly browned, about 1 minute.
  5. Stir in wine, scraping any browned bits from the bottom of the stockpot.
  6. Stir in beef stock, thyme, bay leaves, ginger paste and steak. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until beef is very tender, about 30 minutes.
  7. While stew simmers heat 1/4 cup canola oil in sauce pan over medium heat. Add shredded potatoes and fry until browned on both sides.
  8. Transfer potatoes to a bowl lined with paper towels to absorb oil. Season with Tastic spice and add fresh parsley if desired.
  9. Stir in sweet potatoes; simmer until potatoes are just tender and stew has thickened, about 20 minutes. Remove and discard thyme sprigs and bay leaves. Stir in parsley; season with Tastic spice, to taste.*
  10. Serve in bowl with potatoes immediately.


* Tastic Spice is available HERE


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1 comment

  • I can’t wait to try this recipe for my Super Sunday Supper. 😊

    Cheryl Leakes

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