*Special thanks to Le Creuset for providing product. I received a 5 1/2 Qt. French Oven products for this post to review, however all opinions as usual are my own.
It’s winter time in my neck of the woods. Although with the decent temperatures lately, you’d hardly know it. None the less, I have been dying to make stew and I’m so happy I finally got around to it. For good reason too! I received this breathtaking Le Creuset 5 1/2 Qt. French Oven in the mail a couple of weeks ago and I’ve been contemplating the perfect way to break it in. I couldn’t have chosen a better meal than my Sweet Potato Beef Stew. It’s warm, cozy, and all sorts of comforting!
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Sweet Potato Beef Stew
- Chop vegetables into small pieces. Prepare stew meat according to directions on McCormick Seasoning mix, coating with whole wheat flour, salt, and pepper. Mix together seasoning packet & water. Once beef is seared, add all vegetables and water. Cook in oven at 350 for 2 1/2 - 3 hours, or until vegetables are tender. Thicken stew with additional flour, depending on preference.
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