Sweet & Spicy Slow Cooker Stew
It’s gonna take a good 30-40 of prep time to get this in the slow cooker, so plan accordingly. The meat needs to be par-cooked before it joins the raw veggies.
Get your largest saute pan out and heat it up to medium-high. While that’s coming to temp, mix the spices together in a small bowl. Add your Paleo-friendly fat of choice to the saute pan and drop in the pound of ground beef. Sprinkle half of the spice blend over the ground beef and cook until nearly done. Dump it in the slow cooker. Keep the pan hot, add some more fat and then also the other pound of beef, which has been cubed. Pour the last of the spices over the cubed beef and cook until nearly done as well.
While the cubed beef cooks up, prep the veggies. Peel the carrots, chop them up along with the peppers, onions, garlic and chipotles. Add the veggies and chipotles directly to the slow cooker to join the ground beef. Do the same with the cubed beef. Next add all three cans of tomatoes and the stock. Mix together in the pot. It almost looks good enough to eat right now… But good things come to those who wait, so pop a lid on this, set the slow cooker to low and let it go for 5-6 hours. My slow cooker is an over-achiever and tends to cook faster than most recipes call for, so bear that in mind as you determine how long to set your timer.
When it comes time to eat, this stew is fantastic with fresh diced tomatoes and avocados and even a little cilantro on top. Go for it!