3 medium stalks of celery, sliced 1″ thick on the diagonal
5 medium carrots, peeled and sliced 1″ thick on the diagonal
1 large russet potato, peeled and cut into 1″ chunks
2 medium parsnips, peeled and sliced 1″ thick on the diagonal
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 T. tomato paste
7 C. beef broth
1 tsp. cornstarch dissolved in 1 T. of cold water
1/4 C. chopped fresh parsley
salt and pepper to taste
Place the flour in a shallow dish such as a pie plate and season with salt and pepper. Season the beef with salt and pepper, then dredge in the flour, shaking to remove the excess.
Place a large stock pot over medium-high heat. Add the 1 1/2 tablespoons oil followed by half of the beef. Cook the beef, browning on all sides, about 10 minutes in total. Transfer the beef to a plate and repeat with the remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons of oil and the other half of the beef. Transfer the remaining beef to the plate with the rest.
Add the turnip, celery, carrot, potato, parsnip, garlic, and tomato paste to the pan and cook, stirring frequently for 3 minutes. Pour in the broth, then stir in the cornstarch-water mixture. Season the broth with salt and pepper. Increase the heat to high and bring to a boil, then reduce to low and simmer until the beef becomes tender, stirring occasionally, about 40 minutes.
Ladle into bowls, sprinkle with parsley, and serve.
Potatoes, parsnips, turnips, carrots … this Savory Vegetable and Beef Stew Recipe has all our favorite vegetables! We love a good stew recipe and you will too!