Beef, Mains, Soups & Stews, Vegetables

Pot Roast & Greens Stew with Yams

This is an invented recipe, based on my desire for yams and savory-tangy-pungent beef stew.


  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 shallot, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4 yams (bake separately with butter)
  • 2-3 bay leaves
  • vegetable broth
  • a splash of red wine
  • 3 stalks of celery, chopped
  • beef roast
  • a few sprigs of fresh thyme
  • one bunch parsley
  • few handfuls of mixed greens (chard, kale, collard greens, mustard greens, etc)


  1. Over medium heat, brown the meat in olive oil (both sides) and remove from the pan.
  2. Saute onion, shallot, celery and mixed greens until soft-ish.
  3. Put the garlic and a few sprigs of thyme in the center of the greens and place the roast meat over it.
  4. Cover with vegetable broth and a splash of wine, add the bay leaves, parsley, and more thyme (and rosemary if you like).  Cover and turn the heat down low, simmer for 3-4 hours.
  5. Peel the sweet potatoes and chop into squares.  Place them in a casserole dish with a few tbsp of butter, cover with tin foil, and bake at 400 degrees for 50-60 minutes.
  6. Add some stew to bowls, garnish with a few spoonfuls of baked sweet potato. Eat with crusty bread (whole wheat with walnuts is the best!).


3 thoughts on “Pot Roast & Greens Stew with Yams

  1. In all honesty, it took forever to cook the sweet potatoes. It may be a good idea to not poke the tin foil and make the steam stay in to cook the potatoes. I am not, clearly, a sweet potato expert…yet 🙂

  2. Shundrikka Owens says:

    I just tried the same thing “made up” and went on-line to see if anyone else has tried it and how it turned out. I actually put everything including sweet potatoes in one pot. added traditional sweet potato spices and wondering if meat will be too sweet. So was it good?

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