Beef Stew – Vegetarian Style

From: Small Household Vegetarian Recipes Index

Remarkably similar in taste to real beef stew, but made with kidney beans
for that no-cholesterol, no-fat goodness.

Ingredients:
1/2 cup dried beans (or one can pre-cooked beans)
2 or 3 cups water
Several cloves garlic, chopped coarsely
1 small yellow onion, diced
1 large potato, diced (do not pre-cook)
1 carrot, chopped coarsely
1 portabello mushroom, sliced in 1-inch pieces
1 or two teaspoons each: salt, pepper, and chili powder
extra flour or cornstarch (optional)
tamari (soy sauce), nutritional yeast flakes (optional)
Method:
Soak the beans overnight. Rinse and cook for half an hour.

Add 2 or 3 cups water and bring back to a boil. Add the vegetables and
bring back to a boil. Simmer, covered, until the potato and beans are thoroughly cooked.

To thicken: In a closed tupperware container, shake up two or three tablespoons
of flour with a half cup of water. Add to the stew and bring to a boil. Boil for
five minutes, stirring often to prevent sticking. Add a small amount of
tamari (soy sauce) to darken the stew’s color, and a few teaspoons of nutritional
yeast flakes for flavor, if desired.

Notes:
This stew takes about an hour to prepare — less if made with pre-cooked, canned beans.
The longer it simmers, the better its flavor.

This stew refrigerates and freezes well. It should be brought to a boil in a saucepan
when re-heating.

As shown, recipe makes roughly six servings (with all those ingredients, it’s hard to
make only a small amount). Tasty with crackers, rolls, or cheese.

When preparing this recipe and any other food you enjoy, please use organically-grown
vegetables, fruits, grains, and flavorings. The Earth you save may be your own.