Moroccan Beef and Sweet Potato Stew

Let your slow cooker do the work, while your house is filled with the scent of cinnamon, garlic and onions. Serve over couscous for a balanced meal.

Moroccan Beef and Sweet Potato Stew

For smaller slow cookers, it may be easier to combine ingredients in a separate bowl before adding to slow cooker.

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 pounds beef stew meat, cut into1 to 1 1/2-inch pieces
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1 pound sweet potatoes, peeled, cut into1-inch pieces (about 3 cups)
  • 1/2 cup regular or golden raisins
  • 1 (14 1/2 ounce) can diced tomatoeswith garlic and onion
  • Salt
  • Hot cooked couscous
  • Chopped toasted almonds (optional)
  • Chopped fresh parsley (optional)

Instructions

  1. Combine flour, cumin, cinnamon, salt and red pepper in a 3 1/2 to 5 1/2 quart slow cooker.
  2. Add beef, sweet potatoes and raisins; toss to coat evenly. Pour tomatoes on top.
  3. Cover and cook on LOW for 8 to 9 hours or on HIGH for 4 to 6 hours or until beef and potatoes are fork-tender. (No stirring is necessary during cooking.)
  4. Season with salt, as desired.
  5. Serve over couscous. Garnish with almonds and parsley, if desired.

Total: HIGH Setting: 4 to 6 hr; LOW Setting: 8 to 9 hr
Yield: 6 servings.

Nutrition information per serving: 300 calories; 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat; 3 g monounsaturated fat); 65 mg cholesterol; 811 mg sodium; 32 g carbohydrate; 3.8 g fiber; 26 g protein; 3.6 mg niacin; 0.4 mg vitamin B6; 2 mcg vitamin B12; 4.6 mg iron; 17.8 mcg selenium; 5.4 mg zinc

Recipe and photo used with permission from: Cattlemens Beef Board and National Cattlemen's Beef Association