We are having a cold, cold few weeks here in what is supposed to be the warm southwest! Barely making the 50s during the day in January is unheard of when our average for this time of year is usually in the low 70s! So, to combat this chill, I decided to experiment (my hubby is a good sport-most of the time!) and attempted to make a stew that would warm our bones and be a vegan version of all those comfort winter foods we grew up on.
Below is the recipe that I came up with. The list of ingredients looks a little long, but I guarentee there are no unusual or funky vegan ingredients and you probably have everything you need in your freezer and pantry already! There is nothing I dislike more than a recipe that sounds delicious that ends up including a crazy vegan product that is expensive and hard to find. I don’t cook like that! I have little patience already in the kitchen!
The final product was awesome! It surpassed my expectations and my hubby even went back for 2nds and 3rds. Despite not having any meat in it, it really is very filling and great for cold winter days.
The amount of ingredients that I used below makes quite a bit. I was able to put the leftovers in the fridge and have lunches for the next few days. Let me know how the recipe turned out for you! I am always looking for ways to modify great recipes.
- 6 medium carrots, chopped
- 1 yellow onion, chopped
- 6-8 potatoes, diced
- 1 cup broccoli
- 1 cup green beans
- 15 oz. can of tomato sauce
- 15 oz. can of diced tomatoes
- 2 -15 oz. cans of garbanzo beans, drained & rinsed
- 4 cups of vegetable broth
- 1 tsp. basil
- 1 tsp. parsley
- 1 ½ tsp. garlic powder
- Ground black pepper to taste
1. In a large pot, sauté onion until translucent.
2. Add in all ingredients, except for broccoli and bring to a boil. Turn heat down and simmer for about 30 minutes.
3. Add in broccoli and continue to simmer until all vegetables are tender and you can stick a fork through the potatoes which will be about 15 minutes.
Leave me a comment below: What is your #1 favorite vegetable during the winter?
Mine is definitely the potato!