Beef and sweet potato stew
Fitness & Nutrition

A Quick Beef Stew, With a Touch of Chocolate

By on 12/26/2022

Accented with the deep flavors of coffee and chocolate, this sirloin tip beef stew is a hearty dinner for a winter night. The tender beef will taste like it was cooking all day, but it can be ready in about an hour.


  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 lbs beef sirloin tip roast, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 cups chopped onion
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 cans (14.5 oz each) peeled whole tomatoes, undrained
  • 4 cups beef broth (gluten free if needed)
  • 3 carrots, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 2 oz bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 3 Tbsp strong brewed coffee
  • 1 Tbsp minced fresh thyme
  • 2 Tbsp minced fresh parsley


In a stockpot, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil over medium-high heat. Season beef with salt and pepper. Add the beef to the pot and cook until browned on all sides. With a slotted spoon, remove the beef. Add the remaining tablespoon olive oil and heat until hot. Add the onion and sweet potatoes. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion is softened.

Meanwhile, in a blender or food processor, puree tomatoes and their juices. Return the beef to the pot. Add the tomatoes and the broth. Bring the mixture to a boil. Add the carrots. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, until the meat and vegetables are tender, about 45 minutes.

Add the chocolate and brewed coffee, stirring until well blended. Add the thyme and parsley.

Nutrition Facts

Makes 8 servings

Serving size: About 1 cup

Per Serving:

Calories: 331

Fat: 17g

Saturated Fat: 6g

Cholesterol: 39mg

Sodium: 650mg

Carbohydrates: 24g

Fiber: 4g

Protein: 21g

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Date Last Reviewed: February 1, 2021

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