Braised Beef with Caramelized Onions & Greens Chiffonade

Turnips stand in as a substitute for potatoes in this dish, while caramelized onions add a rich depth of flavor with the help of a little healthy fat.

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Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
120 min
150 min


  • 1 lb lean beef stew meat
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt, plus additional, to taste
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper, 
plus additional, to taste
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 1/2 cups low-sodium beef 
broth, divided
  • 4 carrots, peeled and halved 
(if small) or sliced ½ inch thick on 
the diagonal
  • 1 large turnip, cubed
  • 5 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 large rosemary sprig
  • 1 small bunch turnip greens
  • Chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley 
for garnish


  1. Pat beef dry with paper towel and season with salt and pepper. In a large Dutch oven or heavy pot, heat oil on medium-high. Working in batches, sear beef in pot, browning well on all sides, for about 8 minutes. (NOTE: By working in batches, you’ll avoid overcrowding.) Transfer to a plate and cover to keep warm.
  2. Reduce heat to low, add onion to pot and cook for 15 to 20 minutes, until caramelized and golden, stirring occasionally. Stir in ½ cup broth and increase heat to bring to a boil, scraping browned bits from bottom of pot with a wooden spoon.
  3. Stir in carrots, turnip, garlic, rosemary, beef and remaining 3 cups broth. Return to a boil; reduce heat to low and simmer, partially covered, for 2 hours, until beef is very tender.
  4. About 5 minutes before beef is done, prepare greens chiffonade: Wash greens well and remove and discard stems. Stack greens and thinly slice crosswise into strips, about ¼ inch thick.
  5. Remove rosemary and discard. Stir in greens and season with additional salt and pepper. Garnish with parsley.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 3 oz beef and 2 cups vegetable-broth mixture
  • Calories 310
  • Carbohydrate Content 19 g
  • Cholesterol Content 65 mg
  • Fat Content 12 g
  • Fiber Content 5 g
  • Protein Content 32 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 3.5 g
  • Sodium Content 370 mg
  • Sugar Content 8 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat Content 0 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat Content 1 g