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Skinny Beef and Sweet Potato Stew

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Skinny Beef and Sweet Potato Stew
  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 4 hr 0 min
  • Servings 4
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83% less sat fat • 54% less cholesterol than the original recipe. Small changes can make a big difference! Here, trimming the fat off the beef saves you over 200 calories per serving! But we kept the sweet potatoes, which provide a hearty dose of fiber and vitamin A.

Ingredients

1 3/4
pounds boneless beef chuck roast, trimmed of fat to make 1 1/4 pounds lean beef stew meat
2
medium sweet potatoes, peeled, halved lengthwise, and sliced 1/2 inch thick (3 cups)
1
medium onion, cut into wedges (1/2 cup)
1 3/4
cups beef broth
1
teaspoon ground cumin
1/4
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4
teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/8
teaspoon salt
4
cloves garlic, minced
1
can (14.5 oz) no-salt-added diced tomatoes, undrained
1/2
cup dried apricots or pitted dried plums (prunes), quartered
2
tablespoons chopped unsalted peanuts
Sliced green onion (optional)

Directions

  • 1 Cut meat into 1-inch pieces. In a 3 1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker, combine meat, sweet potatoes, and onion. Stir broth, cumin, cinnamon, cayenne pepper, salt, and garlic into mixture in cooker.
  • 2 Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 7 to 8 hours or on high-heat setting for 3 1/2 to 4 hours.
  • 3 Stir in undrained tomatoes and dried apricots. Sprinkle individual servings with peanuts and, if desired, green onion.
Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 2 cups
Calories
350
(
Calories from Fat
80
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
0%
(
Saturated Fat
2 1/2g
0%
,
Trans Fat
0g
)
Cholesterol
60mg
0%
Sodium
650mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
33g
0%
(
Dietary Fiber
6g
0%
,
Sugars
16g
)
Protein
36g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
210%
210%
Vitamin C
20%
20%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 4 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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