North African Meatless Stew

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Total Time
35mins
Prep
10 mins
Cook
25 mins

The original recipe uses beef chuck, but I adapted it to use veggie crumbles that resemble meat. I used Morningstar Farms "sausage" soy crumbles, but you could use ground beef or cubed chuck, or any similar type of main ingredient. I use the "fire-roasted" type of diced tomatoes to get the smoky flavor in the stew.

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Ingredients

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Directions

  1. Saute onions in olive oil until translucent, then add garlic and saute 2-3 minutes more.
  2. Add frozen soy crumbles directly to pan, stir and cook until no frozen bits remain.
  3. Add saffron, turmeric, tomatoes and water.
  4. Stir to combine.
  5. Pick over dal to remove any debris, rinse well, and add to cooking pot.
  6. Add lemon zest, cinnamon and allspice and mix well.
  7. Let simmer on stovetop over medium-low heat, about 20-25 minutes, or as long as needed to completely cook and dissolve the dal. Stir frequently. Add more water if needed.
  8. Just prior to serving add lemon juice, and salt and pepper to taste.