MOROCCAN BEEF AND SWEET POTATO STEW

Moroccan Beef and Sweet Potato Stew -- Let your slow cooker do the work, while your house is filled with the scent of cinnamon, garlic and onions. Serve over couscous for a balanced meal.
Let your slow cooker do the work, while your house is filled with the scent of cinnamon, garlic and onions. Serve over couscous for a balanced meal.
 
  • Total Recipe Time: High Setting: 4 to 6 hours; Low Setting: 8 to 9 hours
  • Makes 6 servings

INGREDIENTS

  1. 2-1/2 pounds beef Stew Meat, cut into 1 to 1-1/2-inch pieces
  2. 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  3. 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  4. 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  5. 1 teaspoon salt
  6. 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper
  7. 1 pound sweet potatoes, peeled, cut into 1-inch pieces (about 3 cups)
  8. 1/2 cup regular or golden raisins
  9. 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes with garlic and onion
  10. Salt
  11. Hot cooked couscous
  12. Chopped toasted almonds (optional)
  13. Chopped fresh parsley (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS FOR MOROCCAN BEEF AND SWEET POTATO STEW

  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. 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.
  2. Serve over couscous. Garnish with almonds and parsley, if desired.
  • Test Kitchen Tips
  • For smaller slow cookers, it may be easier to combine ingredients in a separate bowl before adding to slow cooker.
Comments (5)
Usage Guidelines.

SJohnson

This is a really flavorful stew. I have a fairly small slow cooker so I used the helpful tip to combine it in a separate bowl before putting it in the crock. At first I wasn't sure if the flour mixture would be enough for the meat but it worked out perfectly! Family & guests loved it!

Anonymous

What a delicious crock pot star! Hearty and surprisingly different than ordinary stew. I'm definately keeping this recipe.

Anonymous

This is a nice change from other slow cooking recipes. I made this in my dutch oven and it was delicious! In place of couscous, I served the stew with basmati rice and salad. A new favorite to add to my list!

Anonymous

My husband doesn't like raisins, but he didn't even notice them in this dish. He was so consumed with the fork-tender beef, couscous and almonds! Great flavor and texture in this recipe. Sometimes slow cooker recipes are too mushy!

Anonymous

This was an amazing hit. I substituted chipotle for the red pepper and the slight smokey flavor was great with the sweetness from the potato and raisins. This is a definite repeater.