A delicious vegan white bean stew featuring potatoes and roasted poblano peppers and spices for the most flavorful smoky stew ever! Easy, simple to make for a delicious healthy plant-based meal! Oil-free and gluten-free.
This recipe uses dry white beans, not canned, which is how the thick stew and flavors are reached by slow cooking, so don't use canned beans! You will not end up with the same result. I promise the slower way is worth it! Please note that the ingredients are added at different times.
First you will need to rinse and soak your beans overnight. Just add them to a large pot and cover with water by a few inches and cover. In the morning, rinse off the beans and add them back to the pot.
Add the vegetable broth, onion, garlic, salt and pepper (if using). Stir and bring to a boil. Once boiling, turn the heat to low and simmer, covered, for 90 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Meanwhile, peel and chop all of your potatoes. Make sure to reserve 3 of the potatoes for broiling.
After the 90 minutes is up, addjust 6 of the chopped potatoes to the pot with the worcestershire sauce and smoked paprika. Stir and bring back to a boil. Once boiling, turn the heat to medium, cover and cook for 20 minutes until the potatoes are tender.
While the potatoes are cooking, you will want to roast your remaining 3 potatoes and sliced poblano peppers. Make sure to toss the seeds out when slicing the poblano peppers or they will be really hot! The peppers themselves are relatively mild in heat. Preheat an oven to 400°F and line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
Add onlythe potatoes to the pan and salt and pepper generously. Roast them for 10 minutes and then add the poblano peppers (season as well) to the pan and cook them both for 10 more minutes. They should be tender by then. Turn on the broil just for a couple of minutes, watching closely, just until they turn golden brown.
Your stew should be ready by now. Take an immersion blender and puree part of the soup into a thick stew texture. I only did about half I guess. Basically you want the broth gone and the stew part creamy and part chunky, with lots of beans and potatoes still in tact. Just do it to your desired preference. If it is too thick, add just a little more broth. Taste and add any more spices, salt, etc. if needed. Add to serving bowls and top with the broiled potatoes and poblano peppers. I then topped mine with red pepper flakes. YUM.
WORCESTERSHIRE SAUCE: You can find vegan worcestershire sauce at Sprouts, Whole foods and on Amazon. I buy the Annie's brand.