Turnip Rutabaga and Root Veggie Beef Stew #SundaySupper

Turnip Rutabaga Root Vegetable Beef Stew

Root Vegetables. Can You dig it?

I’m super excited to see root vegetables get their own event! I’m rooting for those veggies that grow underground! All time favorites like potatoes, carrots and onions. Lesser known mainstays like turnips, parsnips and rutabagas are represented too!
I spent many years as a Master Gardener through Penn State. One of my greatest joys was watching children “dig” for dinner. I would fill a large sandbox with sand, potatoes, turnips, onions, carrots, radishes and let the kids dig and collect vegetables for our pretend soup. Some kids would be amazed when they realized these veggies they love grew underground!

We would sample everything from carrot juice to potato candy!

Peanut Butter Potato Candy

If you carrot all, you can’t beet root vegetables for color, taste and texture! 😉

Turnip Rutabaga and Root Veggie Beef Stew blends tender beef with root vegetables creating a savory broth. This stew is rounded out with fresh kale, spinach and a bit of red wine.
Turnip Rutabaga Root Vegetable Beef Stew (2)
Turnip Rutabaga Root Veggie Beef Stew Bowl

Turnip Rutabaga and Root Veggie Beef Stew

Turnip Rutabaga and Root Veggie Beef Stew #SundaySupper

Yield: 6 servings


  • 1 pound beef cubes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 quarts beef broth
  • 2 medium turnips, cut into 11/2-inch pieces
  • 1 rutabaga cut into 11/2-inch piece
  • 1 cup baby carrots
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped or 1 tablespoon garlic paste
  • 1 cup kale, chopped
  • 1/2 cup pinot noir
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Place beef cubes seasoned with salt and pepper and oil in 3-quart dutch oven. Brown beef over medium-high heat.
  • Reduce heat. Add broth and simmer about 1 hour until meat is almost done.
  • Add turnips, onion, carrots, garlic and rutabaga. Bring to a boil. Boil 1 minute and reduce heat to medium and simmer for 10 minutes. Add kale and wine and simmer until vegetables and meat are tender.
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52 Responses to Turnip Rutabaga and Root Veggie Beef Stew #SundaySupper

  1. What a great stew! Thanks for hosting Cindy!
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  2. Thanks for hosting! I like the sound of your soup, nice combo of flavors.
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  3. Sounds hearty and tasty. Thanks for hosting today!
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  5. Nichole says:

    Such a comforting bowl of yummy goodness, right here!

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  13. I love all of the veggies in this soup! So hearty, thanks for being a gracious soup!
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  16. I had no idea you were a Master Gardener! What a wonderful thing to have knowledge about. And I love that you had kids *dig* for their dinner. What fun. We got the first of several snowstorms last night and this stew looks perfect for dinner!
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  19. Kitty says:

    This looks so hearty! Love turnips is stews!

  20. Hezzi-D says:

    Thanks for hosting! Your stew looks perfect for a cold winter day!

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  25. Liz says:

    Haha—love your veggie pun! And your lovely stew.
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  26. Sue Lau says:

    Looks very warm and inviting for a late winter/early Spring day!
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  29. I love stew! Thanks for another to add to my rota C:

  30. You have to love a comforting stew!

  31. I really like turnips and rutabagas and I sure don’t eat them often enough. You’ve given me reason to eat them soon with your beautiful stew!
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  32. April says:

    What a tasty looking stew! I love how you loaded it up with all those veggies. I really like your story on how you had kids dig in a sandbox for vegetables, to teach them where they came from. I’m going to do that with my grandbabies this summer!
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  33. Holly says:

    YUM! This stew looks hearty and delicious! It will have to go into the rotation!

  34. Thanks for hosting! Your stew is very pretty and I enjoyed reading your stories.
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  36. Christie says:

    I love love LOVE the turnips and rutabaga in this. They’re such under used vegetables I think. Sometimes the person checking me out at the grocery don’t know what it is. I have to tell them.
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