Classic Range Cooker Recipe: Slow-Cooked Beef Stew with Root Vegetables

Are you looking for a satisfying and flavorful comfort food recipe that's perfect for cooler months? Look no further than this classic slow-cooked beef stew with root vegetables, cooked to perfection using your range cooker. This hearty recipe is perfect for a cozy evening in with family or friends.


  • 1.5 lbs beef stew meat, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 3 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp dried rosemary
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 4 large carrots, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 2 parsnips, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 2 large potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1 cup frozen peas


  1. Preheat your range cooker to 325°F.

  2. In a large bowl, season the beef stew meat with salt and black pepper, then toss with flour until the meat is coated.

  3. Heat the vegetable oil in a large, oven-safe pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add the beef to the pot and cook until browned on all sides. This should take about 5-7 minutes.

  4. Remove the beef from the pot and set it aside on a plate.

  5. In the same pot, add the chopped onions and minced garlic. Cook until the onions are translucent, stirring occasionally.

  6. Add the beef broth, red wine, tomato paste, bay leaves, thyme, rosemary, salt, and black pepper. Stir well to combine.

  7. Add the browned beef back into the pot and bring the mixture to a boil.

  8. Cover the pot with a lid and place it in your range cooker. Cook for 2 hours.

  9. After 2 hours, remove the pot from the oven and add the chopped carrots, parsnips, and potatoes. Stir well to combine.

  10. Place the pot back in your range cooker and cook for another 45-60 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender.

  11. Add the frozen peas to the pot and cook for an additional 5-10 minutes.

  12. Remove the pot from the range cooker and let it cool for a few minutes before serving.

This slow-cooked beef stew with root vegetables is perfect for a cozy night in. The tender beef, savory broth, and flavorful vegetables combine to make a dish that's both satisfying and delicious. Serve it with a crusty loaf of bread for the ultimate comfort food meal. Enjoy!