Venison and Sweet Potato Stew, a delicious healthy slow-cooked stew with bite-size pieces of venison and big chunks of sweet potato–oh my goodness!
Crockpot meals are my absolute favorite meals. I love being able to get dinner ready in one pot! All you have to do is turn the crockpot on, forget about and then when dinner time is near you don’t have to do anything except eat!
Then the clean up is simple, especially if you paper plate your family like I do a lot. I mean, let’s face it–I’m lazy. Did I just say “I’m lazy”– I’m not lazy, but I really hate having to clean the kitchen for an hour after dinner. A girl likes to relax!
I’m all for simple recipes and this recipe is very simple. I really love making this on a Saturday morning just before going hunting. Usually by the time I get back from the woods the stew is done and it makes the perfect hot lunch for those cold Winter days. Then I go back out for an evening hunt and come back home and eat it again.
Put the venison and flour in the pot and stir well to coat the stew meat.
Prepare vegetables and seasoning.
Add the veggies and seasoning to the venison and flour.
Pour the diced tomatoes into the pot.
Add the beef broth–you can use venison broth instead if you have it 🙂
Cover and let it cook on high 5-6 hours or on low for about 7-8 hours.
Put the stew in a bowl and let’s eat!
Venison and Sweet Potato Stew
Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Cook Time: 6 Hours
Yield: 10 Cups
Serving Size: 1.25 Cups
- 2 lbs venison stew meat, cut to 1-inch cubes
- 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 3 cups of sweet potatoes, peeled and diced into 2-inch pieces
- 1 cup of carrots
- 1 red bell pepper, diced
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 Tbsp. minced garlic
- 2 beef bouillon cubes, crushed
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
- 1 tea. smoked paprika
- 14 oz. diced tomatoes
- 2 cups beef broth (or venison broth)
- Put the venison and flour in a crock-pot and stir, coating the venison well.
- Add all of the rest of the ingredients, cover and cook on high heat for about 5-6 hours or on low for about 7-8 hours.
- Give it a taste test to see if it needs more salt.
- Serve and enjoy!
Note: Make absolutely sure the sweet potatoes are cut to a large size–at least 2-inch pieces. If not, they will be overcooked.
This delicious crock-pot meal is fabulous just as it is, but it’s also great served with long-grain white rice. If you have any leftovers, it makes a nice lunch the next day and it’s great home-canned. It looks beautiful in a jar!
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The good, the bad and the delicious…
- This stew is very low in calories and fat and low in sugar. It also contains no cholesterol and is high in potassium, protein, vitamin a, and vitamin c.
- This delicious stew might also be a little high in sodium for some.
See my tips below for making this a more diet-friendly recipe.
Venison and Sweet Potato Stew Nutrition Facts
|Yields: Serves 8||Serving Size: 1.25 cups|
|Calories 262||Calories from fat: 1|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 3 g||5%|
|Saturated Fat 0 g||0%|
|Monounsaturated Fat 0 g|
|Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g|
|Trans Fat 0 g|
|Cholesterol 0 mg||0%|
|Sodium 1261 mg||53%|
|Potassium 800 mg||23%|
|Total Carbohydrates 20 g||7%|
|Dietary Fiber 3 g||13%|
|Sugars 5 g|
|Protein 36 g||73%|
|Vitamin A 207%||Vitamin C 44%|
|Calcium 3%||Iron 4%|
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA, but were calculated by MyFitnessPal, Inc. by Under Armour, Inc.
To make this recipe more diet-friendly…
- To help lower the sodium use a salt alternative for the added salt in the recipe or maybe omit some or all of the added salt. Also, make sure you use a low-sodium beef broth or make your own beef or venison broth. Use low sodium bouillon cubes and use no salt added canned diced tomatoes or fresh garden tomatoes. Fresh ingredients or homemade will always have less sodium.
- Whatever changes you make, you can recalculate the nutrition facts at myfitnesspal.com
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