vegan beef stew
Nothing screams ‘comfort-food’ like a big pot of homemade beef stew.  Ok make that VEGAN beef stew.

Slow simmered veggies, potatoes, and mushrooms, in a rich, thick, gravy.  Dinty Moore – eat your heart out.

I remember mom buying the huge cans of Dinty Moore for me and my dad.  I swear I think dad could eat a whole can by himself, or maybe he did!   This was a typical Indiana winter meal for me growing up, oh and don’t forget the basket of piping hot biscuits.

So now that I’m older and wiser (and vegan) – I had to improvise a little to capture that taste of home.  I think I came pretty close.  This recipe makes a good-sized pot, enough servings to take for my lunches all week, and some left over for dinners as well.

Nothing fancy about this stew, this is just a down-home, stick-to-your-ribs kinda meal.


Vegan Beef Stew
Nothing screams ‘comfort-food’ like a big pot of homemade stew. Slow simmered veggies, potatoes, and mushrooms, in a rich, thick, gravy. Dinty Moore – eat your heart out.
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup veggie broth
  • 1 package Gardein Beefless Tips
  • ¼ cup red wine
  • ⅓ cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 8oz can tomato sauce
  • 2 cups of low-sodium veggie broth
  • 2 tsp low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tbs vegan worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbs kitchen bouquet
  • 1 tsp italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp thyme leaves
  • 1½ tsp onion powder
  • 2 -3 carrots, sliced
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 stalk of celery, sliced
  • 3 large yukon gold potatoes, cut into good sized chunks
  • 1 cup sliced raw mushrooms
  • black pepper to taste
  1. In a large stew pot, sauté the garlic and onions in the ¼ cup of veggie broth
  2. Cook on med-low heat until the onions are soft and translucent
  3. Add 1 package of Gardein Beefless Tips and the wine
  4. Stir until the frozen ‘beef’ tips are softened
  5. Sprinkle the 2 tbls of flour over the mixture and stir to combine
  6. Slowly start adding the rest of the ingredients – remember to keep stirring
  7. Add the tomatoes and tomato sauce
  8. Add veggie broth and seasonings
  9. Finally add the chopped veggies and bring the stew to a boil
  10. Turn down the heat and simmer on low for at least an hour until thickened
Gardein Beefless Tips do give a nice chewy texture to this stew, but do realize they are heavily processed. Since posting this recipe I have eliminated the Gardein and added Portabella Mushrooms instead.


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