Braised Greek Stew Beef with Sweet Potatoes

Braised Greek Stew Beef with Sweet Potatoes
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What Started it all:
Stew Beef, Sweet potato, broth or stock (chicken, vegetable), wok

In the heart of Greek cuisine, a rich and flavorful stew is a staple of comfort food. This recipe combines tender stew beef, sweet potatoes, and aromatic broth, all cooked to perfection in a wok. Serve hot, garnished with fresh parsley and a side of crusty bread for a satisfying meal.


  • 1 lb stew beef, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 4 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Fresh parsley, chopped (optional)


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large wok over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the stew beef and cook until browned on all sides, about 5 minutes. Remove the beef from the wok and set aside.
  3. Add the sweet potatoes to the wok and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Add the broth to the wok, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom.
  5. Return the beef to the wok and bring the mixture to a boil.
  6. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer for 1 1/2 hours, or until the beef is tender and the sweet potatoes are cooked through.
  7. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Serve hot, garnished with chopped fresh parsley if desired.

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