Slow Cooker Winter Spiced Beef and Apple Stew (continued)
1 can (6 ounces) frozen apple juice concentrate, undiluted
1 1/2 teaspoons McCormick® Gourmet Collection Thyme Leaves
1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Gourmet Collection Allspice, Ground
1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Gourmet Collection Black Pepper, Coarse Grind
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled, cut into 1-inch chunks
2 medium firm red cooking apples, peeled, cored and cut into 1 1/2-inch chunks
1. Heat small skillet on medium heat. Add cumin seed; cook and stir about 2 minutes or until fragrant. Immediately pour out of hot pan to avoid over-toasting. Set aside.
2. Coat meat with flour. Heat oil in large saucepan or Dutch oven on medium-high heat. Add meat in batches; cook 5 minutes or until browned. Place meat and remaining ingredients in slow cooker; toss to coat well. Cover.
3. Cook 8 hours on LOW or 4 hours on HIGH. Thicken with additional flour, if desired.
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