Leek and turnip beef stew

Leek and turnip beef stew

Lockdown number 2 is in full speed here in France, so if you're quarantined juste like me, this recipe is perfect. A big hug in a pot. Leeks, turnips, tender meat that will melt in your mouth. My idea of comfort food.

Gold Ball turnips are sooo good, they taste buttery and they litterally melt in your moutj. If you can't find them, use regular turnips. If you do it in the pressure cooker, let the meat cook for an hour then release the steam, add your veggies and cook for 15 minutes, not more or it'll get really mushy.

Leek and turnips beef stew (serves 4) :

  • 500g beef stew meat
  • 2 leeks
  • 1 onion
  • 2 turnips
  • 2 gold ball turnips
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1L beef stock
  • 40g butter
  • Fresh chives
  • Salt and pepper

Heat the butter in a pot.

Brown the beef pieces in butter, season with salt and pepper.  

Meanwhile, mince garlic and onion.

Add onions and garlic to the pot once the beef is golden brown. Stir and let it cook on medium for 5-7 minutes.

Add half the stock, cover and let it simmer for an hour and a half. Stir occasionnally, adding more liquid if needed.

Meanwhile, chop leeks in big pieces and turnips in big cubes.

Add them to the pot and let it simmer for an hour. Add more stock if needed.

Meat should be fork tender and veggies must be cooked but not mushy.

Serve with a lot of freshly chopped chives!