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I stumbled upon a slow cooker beef stew recipe on Pinterest one day, my boyfriend thought it looked good, so I decided to give it a try. Except to make it vegetarian and without a slow cooker. So it turned out quite different form the original recipe, but it tastes great. It really has that stew favor even without any meat and it’s quite the taste dish.
This recipe is based on Cooking Classy’s Slow Cooker Beef Stew recipe.
- Potatoes – 4-6 big potatoes
- Carrots – 4-5
- Onion – 1
- Celery – 3 sticks
- Vegetarian meat (I used fake chicken) – 320 gram
- Rosemary dry – 1 teaspoon
- Rosemary fresh – 2 sticks
- Bay leaves – 4
- Thyme dry – 1 tablespoon
- Tomato paste – 1/4 cup
- Vegetable Low Salt Bouillon cubes – 2
- Water – 3 cups
- Garlic – 4 cloves
- Cornstarch – 2 teaspoons
- Frozen peas – 1 1/2 cup
- Worcestershire sauce – 1 tablespoon
- Soy Sauce – 1 tablespoon
- Pepper – a pinch
- Salt – a pinch
- Olice Oil
- Slice and dice the onion and garlic, put it in the wok, but don’t heat yet.
- Then slice the carrots in slices and cut those in half. Do the same with the celery sticks. Peel the potatoes and cut those in rough bite size pieces as well.
- Heat up the oil and bake the onions till translucent. Then add the celery and bake for another minute or two. Add the tomato paste and bake for two more minutes.
- Now add the carrots and potatoes. Add the water, bouillon cubes, rosemary (both dry and fresh), thyme, laurel leaves, salt, pepper, soy sauce and Worcestershire sauce to the pan or wok and let it all cook for 30 minutes.
- After cooking it for 30 minutes, add the peas and the vegetarian meat. Let it cook for 5 minutes. Combine the cornstarch with some cold water and add it to the pan then. Stir well for another 5 minutes till the stew thickens.
- Now you can eat it.
I love beef stew in the cold weather so this looks great, Lola. I love you can substitute in whatever meat/meat substitute you want or is on sale and you can do that with several of the veggies and spices, too.
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We have some great chicken meat substitute here that worked great in this recipe, but beef or any other type of meat or meat substitution would probably work fine in here as well. It’s sure is a variable recipes where you can easily swap out ingredients for what you ave handy.
I like all kinds of stews and this one sounds really good. I like making soups, stews and chili.
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Oooh, that vegetable stew looks really good! I bet it was quite filling too. <3
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It’s quite a filling stew and delicious stew 🙂