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Jamaican Beef Pepper Pot

2-sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
1-tbsp vegetable oil
2-lb stewing beef cubes
8- slices bacon, chopped
2-onions, chopped
4-cloves garlic, minced
6-cups beef stock
1/4-cup tomato paste
1-tsp dried thyme
1/2-tsp salt
1-tsp pepper
1-sweet red pepper, chopped
1-green pepper, chopped
1/4-cupall-purpose flour
1-tbsp wine vinegar
1-tbsp hot pepper sauce

Place sweet potatoes in slow cooker
In a large saucepan or Dutch oven, heat oil over high heat; brown beef in batches
Add to slow cooker
Add bacon to saucepan and fry over medium heat until crisp
Drain off fat
Add onions and garlic; cook, stirring occasionally until softened, about 5 minutes
Add stock, 1 1/2-cups water, tomato paste, thyme, salt & pepper; bring to boil
Pour into slow cooker
Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or until beef and sweet potatoes are tender
Add the red and green peppers
Whisk flour with 1/2-cup water; whisk into slow cooker
Cover and cook on high for 15 minutes
Stir in vinegar and hot pepper sauce

Makes 8-10 servings