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Slow Cooker Spiced Beef Stew with Sweet Potatoes

This Slow Cooker Spiced Beef Stew with Sweet Potatoes is warm and comforting and so easy in the slow cooker.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 50 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 50 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 426kcal


  • 6 oz can tomato paste
  • 32 oz beef broth
  • 3 lb boneless chuck roast trimmed, cut in 1 ½ inch cubes
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 pounds small sweet potatoes peeled and cubed
  • 2 sweet onions cut into eighths
  • 2 cups cubed butternut squash about 1 lb.
  • 2 cups frozen whole kernel corn thawed
  • 2 celery ribs sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 teaspoons ancho chile powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme


  • Reserve a ½ cup of the beef broth and whisk together the remaining broth with the tomato paste.
  • Put the flour salt and pepper in a ziplock bag and add the beef. Toss to coat well.
  • Brown the beef in batches in a large skillet over medium high heat, about 10 minutes. You want to get a nice brown crust on the beef. Remove beef from skillet and add to 6 quart slow cooker. Pour the reserved ½ cup of beef broth into the skillet and scrape up the brown bits, pour that into the slow cooker. Add the rest of the ingredients and cook on high for 6 hours. 


Calories: 426kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 77mg | Sodium: 616mg | Potassium: 1108mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 20240IU | Vitamin C: 16.9mg | Calcium: 97mg | Iron: 4.1mg