Minced beef & sweet potato stew

Minced beef & sweet potato stew

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(23 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 1 hr

Easy

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

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal368
  • fat13g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs35g
  • sugars17g
  • fibre6g
  • protein29g
  • salt0.6g
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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    A variety of oils can be used for baking. Sunflower is the one we use most often at Good Food as…

  • 1 large onion, chopped
    Onion

    Onion

    un-yun

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  • 1 large carrot, chopped
    Carrot

    Carrot

    ka-rot

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  • 1 celery stick, sliced
    Celery

    Celery

    sell-er-ee

    A collection of long, thick, juicy stalks around a central, tender heart, celery ranges in…

  • 500g lean minced beef
  • 1 tbsp tomato purée
  • 1 tbsp mushroom ketchup
  • 400g can chopped tomato
  • 450g sweet potato, peeled and cut into large chunks
    Sweet potatoes

    Sweet potato

    sweet po-tate-toe

    Sweet potatoes have a creamy texture and a sweet-spicy flavour that makes them ideal for savoury…

  • few thyme sprigs

    Thyme

    This popular herb grows in Europe, especially the Mediterranean, and is a member of the mint…

  • 1 bay leaf
  • handful parsley, chopped
    Parsley

    Parsley

    par-slee

    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…

  • Savoy cabbage, to serve

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.

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superbicc82
24th Jun, 2013
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
10th Aug, 2013
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
27th Jun, 2014
5.05
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
31st May, 2013
5.05
Simple to make such a crowd pleaser for a mid week meal or after a cold walk.
rcarney1991
4th Mar, 2013
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
4th Mar, 2013
2.05
Too sweet for our tastes
chatterley66
2nd Mar, 2013
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
27th Feb, 2013
2.05
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
17th Feb, 2013
3.05
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
9th Feb, 2013
2.05
Nothing special... needed something else,

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