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Beef Stew and Sweet Potatoes

1-1/2 Pounds lean stew beef
3 Tablespoons flour
1/4 Teaspoon salt
1/4 Teaspoon freshly-ground black pepper
1 Large onion - (or 2 medium), halved, and
cut into 1/4" slices
1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
1 Large sweet potato, cut in 1 1/2" cubes
1/2 Cup beef stock, (canned or from
bouillon or base)
1/4 Teaspoon cinnamon - (to 1/2 tspn)
1/2 Cup frozen peas or green beans - (to 1 cup), thawed
Salt, to taste
Freshly-ground black pepper, to taste

Toss stew beef with the flour and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet; brown beef and onion. Place sweet potato cubes in the crock pot; add beef and onions. Mix beef broth with cinnamon and pour over beef mixture. Cover and cook on LOW 8 to 10 hours. Add peas or green beans during the last 15 to 20 minutes. Good with biscuits. This recipe yields 4 servings..