1 (3-lb.) boneless chuck roast, trimmed and cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 pounds small sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
2 sweet onions, cut into eighths
2 cups cubed butternut squash (about 1 lb.)
2 cups frozen whole kernel corn, thawed
2 celery ribs, sliced
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 teaspoons ancho chile powder
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon dried thyme
How to Make It
Whisk together first 2 ingredients until smooth.
Sprinkle beef with flour, salt, and pepper; toss to coat.
Cook beef, in batches, in hot oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, 10 to 12 minutes or until browned. Place in a 6-qt. slow cooker. Add sweet potatoes, next 8 ingredients, and broth mixture. Cover and cook on HIGH 6 to 7 hours or until tender.
This recipe is pretty awesome, but I'm SURE they meant to say cook on LOW, not high, for 6-7 hours. I gathered all ingredients before I realized my crock pot is a 3 quart, not 6. So I made a batch yesterday on high and switched to low after about 4 hours when I noticed it was turning to mush. Today I made a second batch on LOW and it turned out PERFECT. Maybe it's the 3 quart vs. 6 quart, but I'd suggest LOW.
I cooked and stopped at about 4 1/2 hours on high potatoes and squash were starting to b much and disintigrate. 6 hours on low might have been ok but much less time on high on my recomendation. This recipe was excellent. My neighbor joined us and whole family loved it!!
Yum! The mix of flavors were different, yet not exotic. We took the stew, slow cooker and all to my mother in laws, where everyone loved it and had seconds. It's a bit of work chopping everything up, but I always chop up extra to freeze for later. This is well worth it.
Flavor is delicous, but texture was a little too thick & gooey. Perhaps it's because I don't have a slow cooker (even though it was cooked covered for 2 to 3 hours on low temperature). See my post or other recipes at http://itrickedmyselfsillysugaredition.blogspot.com/2012/10/spiced-beef-stew-with-sweet-potatoes.html
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