A delicious, warming recipe that is very easy-to-make. Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Beef Stew is about to become your favorite recipe this winter. This recipe originally appeared on Gluten Free School.
I literally throw this into the crockpot day after Christmas because it’s the perfect way to start detoxing from excess. Hardy “stick to your ribs” types of meals like my slow cooker sweet potato beef stew are perfect for the colder months. Especially after the overindulgent holidays where you likely ate too much sugar and rich foods.
Super warming… sweet potato beef stew is a killer one-pot meal that also makes excellent leftovers or as part of a meal leading into New Years and beyond.
Truthfully, this is a lazy person’s ideal meal. It’s so easy to make and will take amazing even if you don’t brown the beef cubes ahead of time.
A word of caution cooking with bay leaves
This recipe calls for one bay leaf. If you’ve never cooked with whole bay leaves before, please read this.
Before serving any meal cooked with bay leaves, you must remove the bay leaves before serving. Know exactly how many you added to the dish so you don’t accidentally leave any behind.
The reason is that they do not break down in food or disintegrate. Therefore, you can choke on whole bay leaves or pieces of the leaf. If you happen to swallow them, they can damage your intestinal tract.