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Root Vegetable Beef Stew

 Root Vegetable Beef Stew
I found this recipe in our local paper a number of years ago. It's so satisfying on a cold winter or fall day.—Mary Rea, Orangeville, Ontario
6 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Cook: 40 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) reduced-sodium beef broth
  • 1 medium sweet potato, peeled and cubed
  • 1 cup cubed carrots
  • 1 cup cubed peeled rutabaga
  • 1 cup cubed peeled parsnips
  • 1 cup cubed peeled potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water

Directions

  • In a Dutch oven or large kettle, cook beef and onion over medium heat
  • until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add the broth, vegetables,
  • tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, thyme, salt and pepper. Bring to
  • a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30-40 minutes or until
  • vegetables are tender.
  • In a small bowl, combine the cornstarch and water until smooth; stir
  • into the stew. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until
  • thickened. Yield: 6 servings.