Hearty Beef Stew with White Sweet Potatoes

January 15, 2013

For those of you that are looking for some healthy eats here is a nice alternative as the seasons start to go cold on us. This recipe fits with Paleo except for the sugar. So omit that if you are so inclined.

What you'll need:

  • 2 large onions diced
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups red wine
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 3lbs stew beef
  • 2 cups unsalted chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons of minced Garlic
  • 3 largish white Sweet Potatoes chopped in halves
  • 1/4 cup sliced fresh basil

I use a large pot over medium-high heat. First you add the onions and sprinkle in the sugar, season with salt and pepper. Stir it up till the onions start to soften. Add 1/2 cup wine. Cover and cook until onions are very soft, about 25 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add vinegar and cook until liquid somewhat evaporates, about 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Season beef with salt and pepper and add to the pan. Now you can Add broth, garlic, and remaining 1 cup wine. Partially cover and simmer, turning occasionally.

This is a good base recipe but if you want to add carrots or other veggies you can. Get creative. Let me know what you think in the comments.