Cinnamon Sweet Potato Beef Stew

Week night, healthy Crockpot beef soup with sweet potatoes, carrots and prunes

This time of year, I can’t get enough warming soups and stews that I can easily whip up thanks to my beloved slow cooker.

This Cinnamon Sweet Potato Beef Stew is a lighter, healthier variation of one of my grandmother’s recipes.

Made with bone broth, its a rich source of the collagen pregnant mamas need to help their uterus stretch and postpartum mamas need for healing. I recommend getting 100% grass-fed beef to give you more of those anti-inflammatory, brain-boosting omega-3 fats. It’s also paleo and Whole30 friendly, if that’s your thing.

Final note, don’t be intimidated by the long list of ingredients - this recipe could not be easier. Plus, it’s a one-pot meal, weekday meal - WIN!

Healthy Slow Cooker Grass-Fed Beef Stew by Alavita Prenatal Nutrition

Cinnamon Sweet Potato Beef Stew

Ingredients

  • 1 pound grass-fed chuck steak, ask butcher to cube and trim off fat for you

  • 2 large carrots, cut into 1/4” thick rounds

  • 2 large sweet potatoes, largely diced

  • 1 cup pitted prunes

  • 1 large orange, peeled and diced

  • 1 large yellow onion, diced 

  • 1 tsp cinnamon

  • 1 tsp ground ginger

  • 2 tsp sea salt 

  • 1 tsp ground paprika 

  • 1/2 cup orange juice

  • 1/2 cup red wine

  • 3 cups bone broth 

  • Optional: Sprinkle of crushed red peppers

  • Fresh parsley for garnish 

Preparation

  1. Combine all ingredients, except parsley, in your slow cooker and mix well, making sure vegetables and meat are completely submerged.

  2. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 3-4 hours (the beauty of slow cookers is that they’re so forgiving, no need to stress about timing - make it work for your schedule).

  3. Taste for salt and adjust as desired. Serve with a sprinkle of fresh parsley.

Hope this recipe sweetens and warms your winter evenings.

XO,

Anna