I found this amazing winter stew as I was scrolling through Pinterest and I saved it right away. I love a rich and hearty stew, and when I realized this stew was vegan, it was a winner! And I knew I had to share it with my audience. So let’s give credit to www.BudgetBytes.com for not only sharing this recipe with us all, but also including a break down of the price! It should only cost you $5.08 to make this stew that can serve 8 people comfortably!!
I have, like usual, made some adjustments, to make this stew my own, by switching out white potatoes for sweet potatoes and adding my own spices. Otherwise, it’s still pretty much the same!So here is what you are going to need to make this incredible winter stew:
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- 1 yellow onion, chopped
- 4 cloves of minced garlic
- 4 carrots, peeled, cleaned and diced
- 4 celery stalks, cleaned and diced
- 3 medium sized sweet potatoes, chopped into cubes
- 1 cup of rinsed brown lentils
- 2 teaspoon basil
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1 teaspoon turmeric
- 1/2 teaspoon of thyme
- 2 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 1.5 tablespoon soy sauce
- 5 cups of vegetable broth
- 1 cup of frozen peas
Put diced onion, minced garlic and olive oil into a large soup pot and being to sauté over medium heat.
While it’s sautéing, add in the celery. Let this sauté for about 2 minutes, so the celery can soften. Next, add in the chopped carrots and continue to sauté for another 2 minutes.
Add your cubed sweet potatoes, lentils, spices, Dijon, soy sauce, brown sugar and vegetable broth together into the large soup pot. Put a lid on the pot, and bring the heat to high so the mixture can boil.
Once it boils, stir it a bit and turn the heat back down to simmer. Let it sit for 30 minutes, making sure to stir frequently.
Towards the end of this 30 minutes, you can take a potato masher and just mash up the potatoes a little bit. This will help make the stew a little bit thicker. Finally, at the end of the 30 minutes, add in your frozen peas and allow them to sit in the heat for a minute.
Remove from heat, stir, and serve warm with some fresh bread! It’s delicious! Thanks BudgetBytes for the recipe!