Slow Cooker Spiced Beef And Apple Stew

Slow Cooker Spiced Beef And Apple Stew
4.5 from 2 ratings
Slow cooking ensures that the meat, apples and sweet potatoes become tender. Browning the beef first and toasting the cumin seed add complex flavor to this hearty dish.This recipe is courtesy of McCormick.
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Total time: 8.32 hours
  • 4 teaspoon mccormick gourmet organic cumin seed
  • 1 1/2 pound lean beef stew meat, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 3 tablespoon flour
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 3/4 cup kitchen basics all natural original beef stock
  • 1 can of frozen apple juice concentrate, undiluted
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon mccormick gourmet organic thyme leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon mccormick gourmet all natural ground jamaican allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon mccormick gourmet organic coarse grind black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 2 medium apples, such as golden delicious or jonagold, peeled, cored and cut into 1 1/2-inch chunks
  1. Heat small skillet on medium heat.
  2. Add cumin seed; cook and stir about 2 minutes or until fragrant.
  3. Immediately pour out of hot pan to avoid over-toasting. Set aside
  4. Coat meat with flour.
  5. Heat oil in large saucepan or Dutch oven on medium-high heat.
  6. Add meat in batches; cook 5 minutes or until browned.
  7. Place meat and remaining ingredients in slow cooker; toss to coat well. Cover.
  8. Cook 8 hours on LOW or 4 hours on HIGH. Thicken with additional flour, if desired.