It should be no secret that I love my Crock-Pot (her name is Kate). And I’m happy to report that “Kate” has done it again.
I’m always searching for slow cooker recipes that are a bit different, but still simple. I use my slow cooker because I don’t have time to slave away in the kitchen. This recipe has everything. Simple, delicious and nutritious. It is simple enough to whip up on a busy morning before work AND would make a terrific freezer meal.
*Recipe courtesy of Beef It’s What’s For Dinner.
Moroccan Beef and Sweet Potato Stew
2-1/2 pounds beef Stew Meat, cut into 1 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, cut into 1-inch pieces (about 3 cups)
1/2 cup regular or golden raisins
1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes with garlic and onion
Hot cooked couscous
Chopped toasted almonds (optional)
Chopped fresh parsley (optional)
1. Combine flour, cumin, cinnamon, salt and red pepper in 3-1/2 to 5-1/2-quart slow cooker. Add beef, sweet potatoes and raisins; toss to coat evenly. Pour tomatoes on top.
2. Cover and cook on LOW 8 to 9 hours or on HIGH 4 to 6 hours or until beef and potatoes are fork-tender. (No stirring is necessary during cooking.) Season with salt, as desired.
3. Serve over cooked quinoa. Garnish with almonds and parsley, if desired.