Beef stew is completely hearty and screams home cooking. What is more relaxing and heart-warming than a tender bowl of comfort food?? Ingredients: - 1 lb stewing beef - 1 TBsp vegetable oil - 2 1/2 cups peeled turnips, diced into 1/2 inch pieces - 1 1/2 cups carrots, cut into 1/2 inch pieces - 1 1/2 cups peeled potatoes, cut into 1/2 inch pieces - 1 whole onion, cut into wedges - 1/4 cup quick-cooking tapioca - 3 cups beef broth - 1/2 tsp salt - 1/4 tsp black pepper - 1/4 tsp dried thyme, crushed Directions: 1) In a large skillet of hot oil, brown stewing beef in half batches. Drain off the fat. Set aside. 2) In the bottom of your slow cooker, place cut turnips, carrots, potatoes, onion, and seasonings and stir together. Add in the browned beef and broth, stirring to combine. 3) Cover and cook on low for 10-12 hours or on high for 5-6 hours. 4) Enjoy!