hearty vegetable stew (vegan)

close up picture of a bowl of hearty vegan stew
  •  Total Time: 55 minutes
  •  Yield: 6 servings 

My Hearty Vegetable Stew is vegan, easy, healthy, gluten free and delicious! Winter root vegetables and beefy mushrooms in a rich savoury broth simmered to perfection. I’ve included a slow cooker option as well. Best Vegan Beef Stew Ever!


INGREDIENTS

  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 3 medium carrots, ( 2 cups) peeled and sliced
  • 1 small rutabaga, (1 and 1/2 to 2 cups) peeled and chopped into bite size pieces, (approximately 1 inch cubes) -see notes*
  • 5 medium red potatoes, (about 5 – 6 cups) peeled and chopped into bite size pieces, (approximately 1 inch cubes)
  • 1/2 lb (227 grams) sliced mushrooms, white or cremini
  • 2 and 1/2 tablespoons Better Than Bouillon Vegetarian No beef Soup Base, there is also an organic variety available but I have not tried it.
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon of pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1/2 cup beer *
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 3 cups water

INSTRUCTIONS

STOVETOP:

  1. Sauté the onions, oil (or broth or water) a pinch of salt and pepper on medium heat in your soup pot or Dutch Oven for five minutes or so, add the garlic and cook for a minute longer.
  2. Now add the rest of ingredients and bring it to a boil. Cover the stew and reduce to a simmer for 30-35 minutes or until all the veggies are tender.
  3. After vegetables are tender remove one ladle full of stew and add to your Nutra Bullet or blender and puree. Now add the puree back to the stew. Stir and season with salt and pepper if necessary and serve.
  4. Enjoy with some nice hearty bread!

SLOW COOKER OPTION:

  1. Sauté the onions, oil (or broth or water) a pinch of salt and pepper on medium heat in a medium skillet for five minutes or so, add the garlic and cook for a minute longer.
  2. Now add the onions and garlic and the rest of the stew ingredients to your slow cooker, cover and cook on high for 3-4 hours or low for 5-6.
  3. After stew is done and veggies are tender remove one ladle full of stew and add to your Nutra Bullet or blender and puree. Now add the puree back to the stew. Stir and season with salt and pepper if necessary and serve.
  4. Enjoy with some nice hearty bread!

NOTES

  • for gluten free: add gluten free beer
  • do not add more than 2 cups of rutabaga to the stew or it will be to sweet. 1 and 1/2 to 2 cups is perfect.
  • Same with carrots 2 cups is plenty?
  • at the end of cooking add a little more water if necessary if your stew is to thick.
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Category: Mains, gluten free
  • Method: Stovetop or Slow Cooker

Serves 6Serving Size: 1Calories Per Serving: 123

Total Fat 0.5g 1% 0%Cholesterol 0mg9%Sodium 204.9mg8%Total Carbohydrate 22.8gSugars 8.5g5%Protein 2.7g

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