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    Vegetarian Stew with Kidney Beans

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    1 hrs 30 mins

    30 mins

    1 hrs

    Dorel's Note:

    Remarkably similar in taste to real beef stew, but made with kidney beans for that no-cholesterol, no-fat goodness. I found this on boutell.com web-site. Very tasty stew. You may add tamari (soy sauce) for colour, and a few teaspoons nutritional yeast flakes. I did not count in the time to soak beans overnight. Times are approximate.

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Soak the beans overnight.
    2. 2
      Rinse and cook for 1/2 hour.
    3. 3
      (skip this step if using can beans) Add 2-3 cups water and bring back to boil.
    4. 4
      Add the vegetables and bring back to boil.
    5. 5
      Simmer, covered, until the potato and beans are thoroughly cooked.
    6. 6
      Takes about 1 hour, the longer it simmers the better its flavour.
    7. 7
      To thicken: in a container, shake up 2-3 tablespoons flour with a 1/2 cup of water.
    8. 8
      Add to the stew and bring to a boil.
    9. 9
      Boil for 5 minutes, stirring often to prevent sticking.
    10. 10
      Add a small amount of tamari sauce (soy sauce) to darken the stews color if desired.
    11. 11
      A few teaspoons nutritional yeast flakes for added flavour if desired.
    12. 12
      This stew refrigerates and freezes well.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 15, 2004

      45

      Mmm, it's been a long time since we sat down to a plate of stew! This was so easy to make and the portobello really gives it a meatiness. I didn't put the chili powder in - it just didn't seem to be the right blend of flavors to me, so I substituted with thyme and liked it very much. DH totally loved it. I thought the gravy was a little gray and looked unappetizing even with soy sauce added, so I will try some Kitchen Bouquet next time and see if the color improves. Thanks for the comfort food!

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    • on April 16, 2004

      45

      Very good recipe, Dorel! I used a can of kidney beans and I left out the flour/cornstarch. This was very filling and had the right blend of seasonings for me. I'll be making this one again. Thanks for sharing!

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    • on April 05, 2004

      25

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    Nutritional Facts for Vegetarian Stew with Kidney Beans

    Serving Size: 1 (197 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 77.7
     
    Calories from Fat 2
    58%
    Total Fat 0.3 g
    0%
    Saturated Fat 0.0 g
    0%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 406.7 mg
    16%
    Total Carbohydrate 17.0 g
    5%
    Dietary Fiber 2.3 g
    9%
    Sugars 1.7 g
    6%
    Protein 2.8 g
    5%

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