With the seasons quickly switching from summer to fall and soon winter, the one thing we all need is a hot, hearty and delicious stew! Check out these 10 absolutely delicious and different stew recipes. There is something for everyone with dishes drawing inspiration from all over the world. Give them a shot!
Here are 10 delicious vegan stew recipes from our Food Monster App.
1. Wheat Berries, Kale and Butter Beans Stew
This is a simple, flavor-packed hearty meal of wheat berries, kale, and butter beans sautéed together in a little bit of olive oil with kale and onions and spices. It’s filling on its own for lunch, you can bring it to a picnic or potluck, or make it a part of a nice evening meal. Butter beans brings heft to this Wheat Berries, Kale and Butter Beans Stew recipe by Elsa Brobbey; they add a boost of protein and fiber, making it a complete meal.
2. Pumpkin Stew with Wild Rice
Source: Vegan Pumpkin Chili
This Vegan Pumpkin Chili recipe by Gina Fontana can be made in just 30 minutes but has such developed flavors that you’d think it had been simmering for hours. You could easily eat this on its own but serving it over wild rice and adding blanched kale leaves really takes this dish to the next level. Garnish with pumpkin seeds and you’ll be counting down the meals until when you can have this again. The secret ingredient (cinnamon!) really enhances the flavor and kicks up the fall vibes.
3. Delicata Squash Stew with Chickpeas and Quinoa
This Delicata Stew with Chickpeas and Quinoa is the ultimate comfort food meal for chilly nights. It contains Delicata squash, hearty quinoa, leeks, chickpeas, and corn, all submerged in a savory broth made golden thanks to turmeric. To get a buttery vegetable broth make sure to add the cob of corn in after you’re done shucking off the kernels. That little cob adds a ton of flavor. Enjoy Jodi Kay’s wonderful recipe!
4. Seitan, Carrot and Pumpkin Stew
Source: Seitan, Carrot and Pumpkin Stew
Say hello to the perfect winter stew – Seitan, Carrot and Pumpkin Stew! Seitan, carrots, and pumpkin are cooked until tender in a thick tomato-based broth seasoned with fresh sage, bay leaf, and cloves. Simona Malerba’s recipe is perfect on a cold winter night with a side of flat bread or grains.
5. Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili
Source: Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili
A bowl if this Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili recipe by Joyce Gan will keep you warm on chilly nights. When prepared ahead of time, the intense flavors from all the spices and other ingredients, such as cumin powder, fresh chili, garlic, and cocoa powder blend together, making this chili taste even better.
6. Indian Cauliflower and Lentil Stew
This Indian Cauliflower and Lentil Stew recipe by Jessica Meyers Altman is super quick, super yummy, and super flavorful because it packs in a triple threat of cauliflower, lentils, and kale. What more could you want in a meal? All of the bright, fresh flavors come shining through without any added oils, making this a healthy and lighter alternative to heavier stews. Make a ton and eat it throughout the week for easy dinners.
7. Hearty Stout and Mixed Vegetable Stew
The base of this Hearty Stout and Mixed Vegetables Stew uses lots of onions, some garlic, rosemary and thyme thrown in for good measure. The vegetables are then added in and we have a wonderful deep sauce that thickens and simmers the vegetables into soft and tender perfection, in short just what winter is made for. Awesome recipe by Rinku Bhattacharya!
9. Indian Sambar: White Pumpkin and Lentils
A sambar is a South Indian stew made from hearty vegetables and lentils in a tamarind broth. It’s eaten throughout the year, but this white pumpkin and lentils is especially great for fall. White pumpkin has, as the name suggests, stark white flesh and a brilliant green skin that’s not edible – just like your regular orange pumpkin. The flesh is rather bland and takes on the flavor of the masalas you add to your dish, which makes it the perfect accompaniment to a vibrant melange of spices. This White Pumpkin and Lentil Sambar by Vaishali Honawar is just delightful!
10. Rosemary Chicklins and Dumplins Stew
Source: Rosemary Chicklins and Dumplins
Chicken and dumplings is a famous southern dish. Maybe it’s because it’s so fun to say “dumplins” like a Sugarbaker in shoulder pads on Designing Women. But before the Great Depression, this dish was actually made famous by French-Canadian trappers, who were thought to have created this rustic version of coq au vin in the heart of the Great White North. During the Great Depression, it became all the rage in the United States because it was the perfect way to use leftovers from other meals. These days, it’s just beloved for being gosh darn delicious. This Rosemary Chicklins and Dumplins stew by Annie and Dan Shannon is perfect for a cold winter day.
Still hungry? Check out these 15 Pasta Recipes for the fall! We also highly recommend downloading our Food Monster App, which is available for both Android and iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. The app has more than 10,000 plant-based, allergy-friendly recipes, and subscribers gain access to new recipes every day. Check it out!
Lead Image Source: Vegan Pumpkin Chili