Tex-Mex slow cooker beef and sweet potato stew
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This delicious Tex Mex beef stew with sweet potatoes and sour cream is perfect whatever the season!
Recipe type: Slow cooker stew
Serves: 4 servings
  • 800g | 1.7 lbs diced braising steak
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 170ml | ¾ cup beef stock
  • 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 large onion, peeled and finely diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced thinly
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced thinly
  • 1 green chilli, finely diced
  • 400g | 14oz tinned chopped tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp chipotle paste (more if you like it spicy!)
  • shaved kernels from 2 cobs of corn (or used tinned corn)
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • salt and pepper to season
  • ½ small red chilli, sliced
  • pinch dried chilli flakes
  • fresh coriander (cilantro) to garnish
  • sour cream to serve
  • lime wedges to serve
  1. Put the flour on a plate and mix with the ground cumin. Season liberally with salt and pepper.
  2. Toss the beef cubes in the flour to coat.
  3. Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large non-stick frying pan and brown the beef, in batches, until nicely coloured. Transfer the beef to your slow cooker.
  4. Deglaze the pan with a little stock and scrape any browned bits. Add those to the beef.
  5. Heat remaining oil and fry the onion, garlic, peppers and green chilli for 3-4 minutes.
  6. Add the tomatoes, tomato paste, oregano and chipotle paste and bring to a simmer.
  7. Transfer to the slow cooker and add the sweet potatoes. Stir everything together.
  8. Cover and cook on high for 3½ hours or low for 7½ hours.
  9. Stir in the corn and cook for a further 30 minutes.
  10. Check the seasoning and stir in the lime juice.
  11. Serve with a dollop of sour cream and add the chopped chilli, coriander and chilli flakes.
If you decide to skip the browning of the beef, omit the flour and stir in 2 tsp cornflour (cornstarch) diluted in a little cold water instead.

Recipe adapted from Slow Cooker comfort food.
Recipe by Supergolden Bakes at https://www.supergoldenbakes.com/2017/07/tex-mex-slow-cooker-beef-sweet-potato-stew.html