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

    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 1 large carrot, chopped
    Carrot

    Carrot

    ka-rot

    The carrot, with its distinctive bright orange colour, is one of the most versatile root…

  • 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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emvicoo
29th Sep, 2016
5.05
Really tasty! Used Worcestershire sauce instead of mushroom ketchup. Used my slow cooker, just sweated the veg, browned the meat then added to slow cooker and left for 4 or so hours on high, then turned to low until we were ready to eat.
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beatai
22nd Apr, 2014
This is a wonderful dish i used stew meat instead of the mince but anyway its really nice! 5star
beckylpriestley
22nd Mar, 2014
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.
JustKS
5th Feb, 2015
3.8
Tip for all: Use 2 Bay leaves 4 crushed garlic cloves + mixed herbs when simmering veg. 2 carrots, 2 celery, 4 x medium cubed mushrooms in with garlic above Beef stock in 500ml of water when cooking all together (so don't use this on top of the can of water as suggested as you will just get mush. 2 x Tablespoons of Tomato Puree 2 x Tablespoons of Worchestire Sauce (Or Mushroom Ketchup) Salt and Pepper throughout I also added 1 small de-seeded red chilli when cooking altogether. I also added some chilli flakes... Tastes great, be careful not to add too much. When simmering for 45 mins, leave the lid off for the first 15 mins, and then lid on for the next 30 mins. Stir every 7 -8 mins.
joanne45
27th Jun, 2014
5.05
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
9th Mar, 2014
5.05
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
19th Feb, 2014
Oh, and it does freeze really well, so batch cooks, this is one for you!
ginnymalan
19th Feb, 2014
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
11th Sep, 2013
5.05
Yummy one pot meal. Didn't have to coerce my 6 yo to eat the cabbage and sweet potatoes for once.
masterfox_86
11th Aug, 2013
4.05
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.

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JustKS
5th Feb, 2015
3.8
Tip for all: Use 2 Bay leaves 4 crushed garlic cloves + mixed herbs when simmering veg. 2 carrots, 2 celery, 4 x medium cubed mushrooms in with garlic above Beef stock in 500-600ml of water when cooking all together 2 x Tablespoons of Tomato Puree 2 x Tablespoons of Worchestire Sauce (Or Mushroom Ketchup) Salt and Pepper throughout I also added 1 small de-seeded red chilli when cooking altogether. I also added some chilli flakes... Tastes great, be careful not to add too much. When simmering for 45 mins, leave the lid off for the first 15 mins, and then lid on for the next 30 mins. Stir every 7 -8 mins.