Beef Stew with Bacon and Sweet Potatoes

1 lb. beef stew meat (1″ chunks)
1 cab (14 oz) beef broth
2 medium sweet potatoes-peeled-cut into 2″ chunks
1 large onion-cut into 1 1/2″ chunks
2 slices thick-cut bacon, diced
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoons cornstarch
cooking spray
2 tablespoons water

Coat slow cooker with cooking spray.

Combine all ingredients except cornstarch in slow cooker; mix well. Cover and cook 7 to 8 hours on low or 4 to 5 hours on high, or until meat and vegetables are tender.

With sloted spoon, transfer beef and vegetables to serving bowl cover with foil to keep warm.

Turn cooker on high. Combine cornstarch with 2 tablespoons water; mix well. Stir into juices; cover and cook 15 minutes or until thickened.

Spoon sauce over beef and vegetables.


Crock-Pot 3-Quart Round Manual Slow Cooker, Stainless Steel

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