Turnip Stew-Arabic Style


A wonderful combination of turnips and beef in tomato broth served over white rice.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
6 servings


  • 6 cups water, or as needed

  • 1 pound beef stew meat, cut into 1-inch cubes

  • ½ (6 ounce) can tomato paste, or more as needed

  • 4 cups water

  • 5 turnips, peeled and cut into 2-inch cubes

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 1 ½ tablespoons maple syrup

  • 1 tablespoon white sugar

  • 2 cups cooked rice


  1. Bring 6 cups water to a boil in a large pot; cook stew meat in the boiling water until cooked through and water has completely evaporated, 30 to 45 minutes, skimming off any accumulated fat from top as needed.

  2. Stir tomato paste into the cooked stew meat until coated, 1 to 2 minutes. Add 4 cups water, turnips, salt, and black pepper; bring to a boil. Mix lemon juice, maple syrup, and sugar into stew meat mixture; reduce heat to medium and simmer until reduced, 30 to 40 minutes. Serve over cooked rice.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

351 Calories
15g Fat
30g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 351
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 66mg 22%
Sodium 241mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 23g
Vitamin C 27mg 134%
Calcium 63mg 5%
Iron 3mg 19%
Potassium 618mg 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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