I really liked the flavor of this stew. I will make this again, except next time I think I'll use cube steak, or I'll tenderize the stew meat with a mallet. I also will use less meat. That's the only reason for four stars. Too much meat, it took everything else over. I've never used sweet potatoes for stew. This was great! The flavors and seasonings went together perfectly. Thanks for this recipe.