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!
When I was Growing up My Mom made a really good stew! The broth was delicious, and she always added beer. It must be a Scottish-Irish thing ?. Well it made the best stew!
For my beefless stew I add beer and wine for even more depth. It’s a simple recipe with exceptional flavour.
Along with the booze there are onions, carrots, garlic, potatoes, and rutabagas, fresh herbs and spices all simmered together with bouillon and tomato paste. I’ve also added mushrooms for an earthy flavour and a meaty chew. The flavour of this stew will blow you away!! It’s SO GOOD!!
What is the difference between a Rutabaga and a turnip?
I've always thought that a rutabaga is the same as a turnip but it's not. A rutabaga is a root vegetable similar to a turnip. A rutabaga is sweeter than a turnip and milder in flavour, its flesh is yellow where a turnips is white. In my opinion rutabagas are the best option for stew, far better than a parsnip or a turnip.
What are the best potatoes for stew?
I use red potatoes, they are the best in my opinion. They have less starch than other potatoes, which means they take on less water while cooking and hold their shape better than any other potato variety. Yukon gold is a good option as well.
How to make Hearty Vegetable Stew:
Saute the onions, oil a pinch of salt and pepper on medium heat in your soup pot or Dutch Oven for five minutes or so.
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.
That’s it lunch or dinner is ready! Serve with a nice hearty piece of bread and enjoy. For full ingredients and slow cooker and stovetop instructions see recipe card below.
Left over stew will keep in the fridge for up to five days.
This recipe freezes well.
Ok guys lets make some Hearty Vegetable Stew you’ll love it, it's:
easily oil free
full of veggies
the perfect comfort food
Enjoy guys! Happy day to you? feel free to leave a comment and a rating below. I would love to hear from you.
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