2 pounds chuck stewing beef cut in 1"cubes 10 ounces frozen stew vegetables 1 can (15 ounce size) Italian style diced tomatoes 1/2 cup red wine, optional 1 medium onion, coarsely chopped 1 envelope (1.5 ounce size) mushroom or onion soup mix 3 stalks celery, coarsely chopped 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning 1/4 teaspoon thyme 3 medium sweet potatoes or yams cut into cubes
Combine all the ingredients except sweet potatoes in a 5 quart crock pot insert and cover. Cook on LOW for 8-10 hours on HIGH 5-6 hours. Add sweet potatoes into the crock pot the last 2 hours of cooking time.
This recipe is unusual because it uses sweet potatoes instead of white potatoes. You can use yams as well.