Slow Cooker Series: Sweet Potato & Balsamic Stew

OK so technically this one is made in the Thermomix, but I’m including it in the slow cooker series as it can easily be done in a slow cooker as well! This is one of my husbands favourite dishes, which is good as it such a simple dish to throw together in the Thermomix or slow cooker. This is such a nourishing, hearty meal perfect for the Winter months!

What you need:

  • 1 large onion (peeled and quartered)
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 30g coconut oil
  • 500 grams chuck steak (cubed)
  • 1 carrot chopped
  • 1 medium sweet potato (chopped into 2cm chunks)
  • 400g tin of diced tomatoes
  • 40g balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon of vegetable stock concentrate
  • 2 sprigs of fresh thyme chopped or 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 200 grams water
  • 1 cup of peas
  • Salt and pepper to taste

What you need to do:

  • Place onion and garlic in Thermomix bowl and chop for three seconds on Speed 7.
  • Scrape down sides of bowl, add oil and cook for 3 minutes at 100 degrees on Speed 1.
  • Add beef and cook for 5 minutes, varoma temperature, reverse, speed soft.
  • Add carrots, sweet potato, balsamic, tomatoes, stock concentrate, water, thyme and seasoning.
  • Cook for 60 minutes 100 degrees, reverse, speed soft.
  • Add peas and cook for an additional five minutes 100 degrees, reverse, speed soft.
  • Serve and enjoy with the family.

Please note: As peas are legumes some people on a paleo diet may wish to not eat them. Another option is to use chopped spinach in its place.

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by Amy

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