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Root Vegetable Stew

Root Vegetable Stew

We were having a very mild winter until just a few days ago, mild for Québec that is! We have been living here for just a little over 5 years and I have to say, the word ‘cold’ has gained a whole new meaning. We quickly learned that it also meant, shovelling the snow, cleaning the snow and ice from the car and it involved many, many layers of clothing, especially for little Sara, she looks like an astronaut before she can leave the car. But the best part of this cold weather is coming home to a hearty stew like this, it’s a one pot meal with the meat and the vegetables, it’s easy to prepare and it reheats really well, in fact it is better the next day. I usually make it earlier in the day and reheat before serving.

Root Vegetable Stew

  • 1 ½ lb. stewing beef
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 celery stalk, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 28 ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • 2 whole garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 large celeriac
  • 1 medium sweet potato or yam
  • 1 medium rutabaga
  • 1 medium yellow beet
  • 2 medium carrots
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 Heat olive oil in a large pot over high heat, add the meat and cook until it has browned on all sides, remove from the pot and add the onion, cook for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently, add the celery and pepper and cook for 2-3 minutes. Return the beef to the pot; add the tomatoes and bay leaf. Pour enough hot water to cover the beef. Season with salt and pepper, bring it to a boil and reduce the heat to low. Simmer until the meat is tender.

Meanwhile prepare the vegetables, peel and cut the vegetables into about 1 inch pieces and add to the meat, add more water if necessary, and cook over medium heat until the vegetables are cooked through and the sauce has thickened, adjust the seasoning and serve immediately or let it cool to room temperature and refrigerate.

Root Vegetable Stew


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4 comments to Root Vegetable Stew

  • Kök sebzelerle lezetlendirilmiş, çok sağlıklı ve lezzetli bir yemek olmuş. Burada sarı pancara hiç rastlamadım (tadı kırmızı pancara benziyorsa, çok lezzetlidir), tatlı patates ise her zaman bulunmuyor maalesef. Mevsiminde yer elması ilavesiyle benim de severek pişirdiğim bir tarif.
    Eline sağlık, afiyet olsun sevgili Megi:)

  • LindenTea

    Bir dahaki sefere mutlaka yer elmasiyla deneyecegim, tesekkur ederim cok iyi fikir. Sari pancar kullanmamin sebebi de sosu pembe yapmamasi. :)

  • Wow! This stew is right up my alley! I’m a big fan of root vegetables, their flavor always make me want to eat more. And love their combination with beef here. Looks like a perfect winter dish. Would be perfect with bulgur pilaf and yogurt. Yum!

  • LindenTea

    Thank you for your comment Zerrin, stews are so good and comforting during the cold winter months.

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