Minced beef & sweet potato stew

Minced beef & sweet potato stew

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Cooking time

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 1 hr

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

Thrifty lean mince makes a great base for a hearty family casserole - serve this one-pot with seasonal greens

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
368
protein
29g
carbs
35g
fat
13g
saturates
5g
fibre
6g
sugar
17g
salt
0.6g

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 large carrot, chopped
  • 1 celery stick, sliced
  • 500g lean minced beef
  • 1 tbsp tomato purée
  • 1 tbsp mushroom ketchup
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 450g sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into large chunks
  • few thyme sprigs
  • 1 bay leaf
  • handful parsley, chopped
  • Savoy cabbage, to serve

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Method

  1. Heat the oil in a large pan, add the onion, carrot and celery, and sweat for 10 mins until soft. Add the beef and cook until it is browned all over.
  2. Add the tomato purée and cook for a few mins, then add the mushroom ketchup, tomatoes, sweet potatoes, herbs and a can full of water. Season well and bring to the boil.
  3. Simmer on a low heat for 40-45 mins until the sweet potatoes are tender, stirring a few times throughout cooking to make sure they are cooking evenly.
  4. Once cooked, remove the bay leaf, stir through the chopped parsley and serve with cabbage.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, December 2012

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beatai's picture

This is a wonderful dish i used stew meat instead of the mince but anyway its really nice! 5star

beckylpriestley's picture

Really easy to make and very tasty. I used mushrooms instead of mushroom ketchup which wasn't quite the same but was still very nice. I will definitely make again.

joanne45's picture
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use worcesteshire sauce instead its basically the same, i found mushroom ketchup at tesco, its neither mushroomy nor anything like ketchup, it smells and tastes the same as worcesteshire!

love2cook1's picture
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This was really good- It took me a while to buy the Mushroom ketchup but got it in the end at sainsbury, I ran out of parsley so used mixed herbs was wonderful served with swede instead of mash was amazing will be doing it again,

ginnymalan's picture

Oh, and it does freeze really well, so batch cooks, this is one for you!

ginnymalan's picture

I LOVE this recipe, as do my whole family, especially my 1 year old and 3 year old boys :-) Nice and easy for them to eat, especially when mixed with brown rice - they came back for seconds, which is quite rare! Oh, and I used ordinary tomato ketchup instead of mushroom ketchup and it tasted FAB!

blurpyblurp's picture
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Yummy one pot meal. Didn't have to coerce my 6 yo to eat the cabbage and sweet potatoes for once.

masterfox_86's picture
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Good recipe for our weekday evening meal. Instead of the mushroom ketchup I just used ordinary ketchup and added some mushrooms to the stew. To speed cooking time up when I was in a hurry I microwaved the sweet potato for about 5 minutes just to soften it up a bit and it reduced the simmering time a lot. Very delicious.

superbicc82's picture

Brilliant recipe, easy to make especially if you pop it in a slow cooker! Everyone in the family loves it including my 2 year old. Also freezes well!

amyloureilly's picture

i'd like to do this in my slowcooker, did you cook it on the hob first then transfer? was it not really watery? thanks

joanne45's picture
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i do it in the slow cooker, its great and low gi with the cabbage too, my method for slow cooker: soften onion in frying pan, brown meat then add tom puree, mushroom ketchup and tinned toms and only 1/3 to half a can of water, (you can add more water to slow cooker if it doesent cover) bring to boil, transfer to slow cooker. All other ingredients i put straight in the slow cooker, sweet potatoes, carrots and herbs, no need to fry them first as they easily cook in the slow cooker. Check theres enough liquid to cover all ingredients in slow cooker, if not add a bit more water...
leave it all day if you want it tastes better the longer you leave it!!!
oh i also add a beef stock cube to the frying pad ingredients and dissolve it in there, just to deepen the flavour

lucindamorrell's picture
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Simple to make such a crowd pleaser for a mid week meal or after a cold walk.

rcarney1991's picture

Made this tonight, absolutely gorgeous. I added extra carrots and mushrooms to bring the veg count even higher and used 1 1/2 cups of veg stock, it was delicious! Served with crusty rolls and broccoli. Will definitely make again.

babs60's picture
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Too sweet for our tastes

chatterley66's picture

This is my second go at this, 1st time did with Worcestershire sauce, this time with mushroom ketchup, courtesy of Waitrose, delicious either way, i think maggi sauce would work equally well!

marktewk's picture
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I used white vinegar and Worcestershire sauce as some have suggested and it was good. Couldn't source the mushroom ketchup easily - I've down rated the recipe for this reason; otherwise worked well.

7daycicada's picture
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Added a bit of paprika in. Should've added stock instead of water and found that it went really well with spring greens or broccoli.

marktewk's picture
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Nothing special... needed something else,

joanne45's picture
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add a stock cube

erinvermaak's picture
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Really hearty and healthy, comforting winter one-pot. Reminded me of my granny's cooking (in a good way!). First experience of mushroom ketchup (which I found on Ocado) which is definitely not mushrooms mixed with ketchup, but more like a vinegary Worcestershire sauce.

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