When the weather turns nippy, warm up your insides with this stew. Very good. Found this on a calendar years ago. Potatoes can be a substitution for turnips. This also can be made in a crock pot, add all ingredients cover and cook on low for 6- 8 hours. Note: The beef base is a concentrated beef stock made by Superior Touch. Its in same location as bouillon cubes and I find it to have better flavor and not as salty.