Prep 0 mins
Cook 30 mins
From Bryanna Grogan. As she states it is her own invention of a gypsy stew [good brown stew]
- 2 medium onions
- 1⁄4 cup unbleached flour
- 4 cups water
- 2 cups mushrooms, thickly sliced
- 1 cup carrots or 1 cup parsnip, sliced
- 1 cup turnips or 1 cup rutabaga
- 1 cup celery, diced
- 1⁄2 cup split red lentils
- 1⁄2 cup fresh parsley
- 1⁄4 cup Braggs liquid aminos or 1⁄4 cup soy sauce
- 3 vegetable bouillon cubes
- 1 bay leaf
- 2 teaspoons marmite
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1⁄4 teaspoon thyme
- 1⁄4 teaspoon rosemary
- 1⁄4 teaspoon marjoram
- 1 cup textured vegetable protein, chunks
- In a large, lightly oiled pot steam fry the onion until it begins to soften [that means cook it in a bit of water] Add flour and stir around completely.
- Add the remaining ingredients, mix well, bring to boil. Cover and simmer on low for 30 minutes or until vegetables are done.
- Taste and season.
- Note: The turnips should be large dice. The carrots round sliced. You may use other yeast extract than marmite.
- Also look in speciality or finer food stores for the Marmite. It is a British product. I find mine in Wegmans in PA/NY.
Really looking forward to trying this one out on my Vegitarian Au Pair. I'm Irish and regularily make stews very similar to this one, normally with beef though. Little suggestion serve with mashed potato and/or add chunks of potato to the stew.
Very good... I used a can of kidney beans instead of the TVP chunks & doubled the herbs ... It could take various combos & amounts of veggies
Just made this tonight in prep for tomorrow and it turned out very tasty! Think it'll be even better reheated. My only substitute was using equal amounts of nutritional yeast instead of marmite, and cubed tempeh instead of TVP. I also added in a bottle of Guinness (to my doubled recipe). The veggie bouillon I used is Rapunzel's no salt. I added only 1 cube per the recipe's 3 cubes, but generous on the other dried herbs. While red lentils may not be traditional, you can't even tell they are there. Seemed to add thickness and texture. I've never had true Irish stew, but this is hearty and wonderful vegetarian stew!