Crockpot Beef Stew with Sweet Potatoes

Recipe Provided by Market Customer: Kathy Buck

1 lb boneless chuck or stew beef cut in 1” pieces
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp pepper
1 tblsp olive oil
3 cups sweet potatoes cut in 1” cubes
2 garlic cloves finely minced
dash of ground allspice
1 bay leaf
1 cinnamon stick
1 large onion cut into chunks
1 can of tomatoes undrained
8 dried apricots cut in half


Trim any fat from meat sprinkle with salt and pepper. Heat olive oil in heavy skillet and brown beef on all sides turning with wooden spoon or tongs

Put beef and all the other ingredients except apricots in 4-5 qt slow cooker and cook on LOW for 8 hours or until beef is tender. Stir in apricots cover and cook for 20 minutes or until apricots soft. Discard bay leaf and cinnamon stick