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Sweet Potato Stew Recipe

Sweet Potato Stew Recipe

Beef broth and herbs pair nicely with the sweet potatoes' subtle sweetness in this hearty stew that's perfect for fall. — Helen Vail, Glenside, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 35 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each ) reduced-sodium beef broth
  • 3/4 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup V8 juice
  • 1 tablespoon golden raisins
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Dash cayenne pepper


  • 1. In a large saucepan, bring broth to a boil. Crumble beef into broth. Cook, covered, for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add remaining ingredients; return to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until meat is no longer pink and potatoes are tender, about 15 minutes. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1-1/4 cups: 265 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 58mg cholesterol, 532mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 4g fiber), 20g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 lean meat.

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als08 User ID: 5754528 107508
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2011

"I had some sweet potatoes to use up and stumbled upon this recipe. I wasn't sure if the flavors would blend well, but I was pleasantly surprised at how good the stew tasted. I will definitely make this again!"

wilcojen User ID: 1354504 83009
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2009

"My husband and I really enjoyed this, and it was so quick and easy."

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