Bean stew is the ultimate comfort food. This soul-warming collection of bean stews have something for everyone. Whether you're vegan or a meat-lover, or looking for something spicy or mild, these stews have all the flavor you need.
Healthier and lighter than your average stew, these recipes are packed with protein and fiber-rich beans, as well as plenty of vegetables, herbs, and spices.
Experience the deliciousness of these 17 bean stews that are sure to leave you wanting more. So grab your favorite spoon, a bowl, and dig into these delicious bean-filled recipes that are sure to hit the spot!
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Smoky and Spicy White Bean Stew with Potatoes & Kale
Smoky and spicy white bean stew is a hearty and healthy vegan supper that makes excellent leftovers. Simple ingredients, easy to make, and tons of flavour.
Tantalize your taste buds with this Tuscan-style butter bean stew featuring walnuts, sun-dried tomatoes, and lemon. This nutrient-packed meal is perfect for batch cooking and freezing, making your weekly meal prep a breeze.
In a large, lidded casserole or sauté pan, heat the olive oil.
Add the chopped red onion, minced garlic, finely chopped carrots, and celery to the pan, cooking gently for 5 minutes until soft.
Add the drained butter beans, halved cherry tomatoes, vegetable stock, sun-dried tomato paste, red pepper flakes, dried basil, and dried oregano to the pan. Season with salt and black pepper. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add a splash of water if the stew becomes too dry during cooking.
Add the roughly chopped kale, walnuts, lemon zest, and lemon juice to the pan. Cook for 2-3 minutes until the kale is cooked through.
Taste and adjust seasoning as necessary. Serve immediately.
This vegan tuscan kale white bean stew is savory, satisfying, and comforting. Requiring less than 10 ingredients , little more than 15 minutes of active kitchen preparation, and a fairly hands off simmer, this soup comes together in a pinch. It's the perfect meal for those busy winter weeknights!