Beef & Root Veggie Stew

Beef & Root Veggie Stew

Total Time
2 hr 20 min
20 min
2 hr
Beef stew is the perfect dish to load up with hearty vegetables, like carrots, celery, and turnips. Mushrooms are also a welcome addition to stews, as they soak up all the flavor from the highly seasoned cooking liquid.


Cooking spray

4 spray(s)

Uncooked lean trimmed boneless chuck steak

3 pound(s), cut into ¾-inch cubes and patted dry

Uncooked onion

2 cup(s), chopped, (from about 2 medium)


1 cup(s), chopped, sliced (from about 2 medium stalks)


4 clove(s), finely chopped

Unsalted beef stock

5½ cup(s), divided


1 pound(s), peeled and cut on an angle into 1-inch pieces

Fresh thyme

6 sprig(s)

Bay leaf

3 leaf/leaves

Kosher salt

1½ tsp

Black pepper

1 tsp

Uncooked turnip

2 pound(s), (4 medium), peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces

Cremini mushroom

1 pound(s), halved (or quartered if large)

All-purpose flour

¼ cup(s)

Dijon mustard

1½ Tbsp


  1. Coat a 7- to 8-qt Dutch oven or heavy pot with cooking spray and heat over medium-high. Working in 2 to 4 batches (depending on the size of the pot), add the beef, making sure not to crowd the pot, and cook, turning halfway through, until browned, about 6 minutes. Transfer the beef to a bowl.
  2. Coat the same pot with cooking spray. (Don’t worry if there are lots of browned bits on the bottom of the pan.) Add the onion, celery, and garlic and cook, stirring often, until they begin to soften, about 2 minutes. Stir in 5 cups broth, scraping the bottom of the pan to loosen any browned bits. Stir in the beef, carrots, thyme, bay leaves, salt, and black pepper and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 45 minutes.
  3. Stir in the turnips and mushrooms. Cover and simmer until the beef and vegetables are tender, 35 to 45 minutes. In a small bowl, whisk the flour and remaining ½ cup broth. Stir the flour mixture and mustard into the stew and simmer until slightly thickened, about 2 minutes.
  4. Serving size: about 1⅓ cups