This delicious Tex-Mex beef stew with sweet potatoes is perfect whatever the season! Serve over rice with sour cream and lime wedges on the side.
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Tex-Mex slow cooker beef and sweet potato stew

This delicious Tex Mex beef stew with sweet potatoes and sour cream is perfect whatever the season!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 15 mins
Course: Slow cooker stew
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Lucy Parissi | Supergolden Bakes


  • 800 g | 1.7 lbs diced braising steak
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 170 ml | 3/4 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
  • 400 g | 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
  • 1/2 small red chilli sliced
  • pinch dried chilli flakes
  • fresh coriander cilantro to garnish
  • sour cream to serve
  • lime wedges to serve


  • Put the flour on a plate and mix with the ground cumin. Season liberally with salt and pepper.
  • Toss the beef cubes in the flour to coat.
  • 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.
  • Deglaze the pan with a little stock and scrape any browned bits. Add those to the beef.
  • Heat remaining oil and fry the onion, garlic, peppers and green chilli for 3-4 minutes.
  • Add the tomatoes, tomato paste, oregano and chipotle paste and bring to a simmer.
  • Transfer to the slow cooker and add the sweet potatoes. Stir everything together.
  • Cover and cook on high for 3 1/2 hours or low for 7 1/2 hours.
  • Stir in the corn and cook for a further 30 minutes.
  • Check the seasoning and stir in the lime juice.
  • 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.