Simply Delicious Beef Stew Including Vegetarian Options
 
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Yield: 8
Ingredients
  • Meatless Version
  • 1  12oz package Morningstar Farms® Meal Starters™ Grillers® Recipe Crumbles™
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ cup chopped yellow onions
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 2 tsp Herbes de Provence
  • 2-1/2 cups reduced-sodium vegetable broth
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 3 large thin-skinned potatoes like Yukon Gold, unpeeled, scrubbed, cute into ½" pieces
  • 1 cup baby carrots (or 2 large carrots, chopped)
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • ¾ cup frozen green peas
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley or 1 tbls dried parsley
Instructions
  1. In a large pot, add the olive oil, onions, garlic, and celery. Over medium heat,  stir until vegetables begin to soften (about 5 minutes).  Add the frozen Recipe Crumbles (or your favorite beef substitute) and cook just until thawed and incorporated (about 2 minutes).
  2. Stir in the Herbes de Provence, vegetable broth, tomato paste, vinegar, bay leaves, sugar, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil.
  3. Add the potatoes and carrots. Simmer 20 minutes more or until the vegetables are tender.
  4. Mix cornstarch and 2 tbls water until cornstarch is dissolved. Add to stew.  Stir until combined and bring to a slight boil.  Stir in peas and parsley and cook until heated through, about 2 minutes.
  5. Remove the bay leaves before serving.
  6. Next time I'll use a little Kitchen Bouquet to darken and brown the sauce for the vegetarian version.   The color of this one was a little off.   I've checked out the ingredients and they're vegetarian!
Recipe by Baby to Boomer Lifestyle at https://babytoboomer.com/2009/11/07/beef-stew/