Heart Healthy Beef and Sweet Potato Stew Recipe

Looking for something soothing, hearty, and gluten-free? The deep flavors of chocolate and coffee accent this comforting beef and potato stew. Try this uniquely enticing recipe to switch up the weeknight routine.
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Ingredients
Recipe yields 8 servings
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 1/2 lbs beef sirloin tip roast, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1/8 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
2 cups chopped onion
2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
2 cans (14.5 oz each) peeled whole tomatoes, undrained
4 cups beef broth (gluten free if needed)
3 carrots, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks
2 oz bittersweet chocolate, chopped
3 Tbsp strong brewed coffee
1 Tbsp minced fresh thyme
2 Tbsp minced fresh parsley
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Directions
Step 1

In a stockpot, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil over medium-high heat. Season beef with salt and pepper. Add the beef to the pot and cook until browned on all sides. With a slotted spoon, remove the beef. Add the remaining tablespoon olive oil and heat until hot. Add the onion and sweet potatoes. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion is softened.

Step 2

Meanwhile, in a blender or food processor, puree tomatoes and their juices.

Step 3

Return the beef to the pot. Add the tomatoes and the broth. Bring the mixture to a boil. Add the carrots. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, until the meat and vegetables are tender, about 45 minutes.

Step 4

Add the chocolate and brewed coffee, stirring until well blended. Add the thyme and parsley.

Prep Time: 75 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 331
Make this for: Healthy KidsGluten Free
Dietary Review:
Jane Schwartz, RDN, CLT
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Nutrition facts
Serving Size: About 1 cup
Per serving:
calories:331
total fat:17g
sat fat:6g
cholesterol:39mg
sodium:650mg
total carb:24g
fibers:4g
sugars:8g
proteins:21g

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Toni Donina
The key to achieving the rich deep flavor of this delicious Stew is to be sure to brown the beef properly. The brown bits that are left in the pot when you remove the beef is the foundation for the rich flavor we are building.

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Toni Donina
The key to achieving the rich deep flavor of this delicious Stew is to be sure to brown the beef properly. The brown bits that are left in the pot when you remove the beef is the foundation for the rich flavor we are building.

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Heart Healthy Beef and Sweet Potato Stew Recipe

Ingredients
Recipe yields 8 servings
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 1/2 lbs beef sirloin tip roast, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1/8 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
2 cups chopped onion
2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
2 cans (14.5 oz each) peeled whole tomatoes, undrained
4 cups beef broth (gluten free if needed)
3 carrots, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks
2 oz bittersweet chocolate, chopped
3 Tbsp strong brewed coffee
1 Tbsp minced fresh thyme
2 Tbsp minced fresh parsley
Directions
Step 1

In a stockpot, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil over medium-high heat. Season beef with salt and pepper. Add the beef to the pot and cook until browned on all sides. With a slotted spoon, remove the beef. Add the remaining tablespoon olive oil and heat until hot. Add the onion and sweet potatoes. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion is softened.

Step 2

Meanwhile, in a blender or food processor, puree tomatoes and their juices.

Step 3

Return the beef to the pot. Add the tomatoes and the broth. Bring the mixture to a boil. Add the carrots. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, until the meat and vegetables are tender, about 45 minutes.

Step 4

Add the chocolate and brewed coffee, stirring until well blended. Add the thyme and parsley.

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