Dig into a filling hearty bowl of this healthy stew with tender beef, sweet potatoes and various other vegetables in a flavourful broth - perfect for a winter warmer meal
There is nothing more comforting than a bowl of stew and this Beef and Sweet Potato Stew tastes delicious while still being low on the calorie side.
A stew will always bring back childhood memories for me, as my mother and my grandmother would regularly have a pot of stew on the stove at least once a week. It was traditional to grab a mug of the broth on a cold winter's day and sip away to warm yourself up. That's why you will find a few different Stew Recipes on Slimming Eats.
Calories for Beef and Sweet Potato Stew
This stew serves 4 people and is 336 calories per serving, which is great for a filling bowl.
There are lots more recipes around this calorie value in my 300-400 calorie recipes section.
If you are using these recipes as part of a calorie controlled diet or healthy eating plan, you can calculate your daily calories by using a calorie calculator, as this will vary per individual depending on various factors.
Ingredients for Beef and Sweet Potato Stew
In the hearty stew we use the following ingredients:
- lean stewing beef
- sweet potato
- beef stock
- tomato paste
- balsamic vinegar
- fresh herbs: thyme, rosemary and parsley
- salt and black pepper
- olive oil spray
See recipe card for quantities.
I like to get all the ingredients prepared in advance and then you are reading to start cooking this delicious recipe all in one pan.
Substitutions and Variations
For my Beef and Sweet Potato Stew, I use just lean cubed stewing beef.
But for even more amazing flavour, Oxtails are a great variation to use instead of the stewing beef. They add great flavour to the broth and the meat is so incredibly tender once the stew is cooked, it just falls off the bone.
Other cuts of beef that can be used in stews are:
- Bone-in short rib.
- Cross-cut shanks
Aside from beef you can also use lamb in this recipe. Like some boneless leg of lamb pieces.
If you want to make it slightly lower carb, then you can swap out the sweet potato for some butternut squash and of course regular potatoes work well in this too. However the natural sweetness you get from sweet potato adds a lovely flavour to the broth.
Cooking stew in a Pressure Cooker or Slow Cooker
If you own a pressure cooker like an Instant Pot or Ninja or even a slow cooker, this recipe is also perfect to cook in either of those. Because liquid doesn't reduce down though like it will on a stove, you may want to use less stock. For me the more broth with a stew the better so I just leave it as it is.
Wonder what exactly an Instant Pot or Ninja Foodi are? They are actually electric multi function cookers that can saute, pressure cook, slow cook and more. A great kitchen item to have and becoming more and more popular and advanced.
Sides for Beef and Sweet Potato Stew
There are already plenty of hearty vegetables in this Beef and Sweet Potato Stew so it's pretty filling just as it is, but if you want to make it even more filling. Here are some additional sides that I think go well with this stew:
Can't have stew without some delicious Irish Style Soda Bread? You will love this Healthy Extra Irish Style Soda Bread recipe, make up a loaf and enjoy a slice with the stew.
More Casserole and Stew Recipes
looking for some other hearty stew or casserole recipes? Check out these
- Chicken and Baked Bean Casserole
- Sausage and Lentil Casserole
- Smoked Paprika Chicken Casserole
- Moroccan Chicken Casserole
- Tuscan Beef Casserole
- Mediterranean Chicken Casserole
- One Pot Campfire Stew
- Slow Cooker Guinness Beef Brisket
or if you would like more recipe ideas or sides to make with this recipe - head on over to the FULL RECIPE INDEX where you will find over 900 delicious recipes with calories and you can search by meal type, ingredients, course, diet and more..
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