Hearty Vegetable Stew

Hearty Vegetable Stew -- Epicurean VeganThe guys went snowboarding yesterday, so I figured this soup would be great for them to come home to. It may not have healed the bruises and bumps, but it did hit the spot. This is much like beef stew but without the cancer-causing, artery-clogging, animal carcass. Yum!


1 C white onion, chopped
2 Tbs olive oil
2 large cloves of garlic, crushed or minced
1/4 C flour
1 C red wine
7 C vegetable broth
1 Tbs vegan Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp dried rosemary
1 bay leaf
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
3 large russet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
4-5 celery stalks, sliced
3 large carrots, sliced
2 C mushrooms, quartered
2 Tbs arrowroot
1 Tbs dried minced onion


In a large soup pot, heat the olive oil and garlic. Add the onions and cook over medium heat until they begin to soften and brown. Stir in the flour and coat the onions well and cook 2 minutes.



Whisk in the wine and let it simmer for about 2 minutes.


Whisk in the broth, Worcestershire sauce, rosemary, thyme, salt, and pepper, then drop in the bay leaf. Cover and let simmer over low to medium heat for 15-20 minutes.


Add the potatoes, celery, and carrots and cook 20-25 minutes, or until the veggies soften, but not too much—you don’t want them mushy. Add the minced onions and mushrooms and let them cook down a little—about 5-7 minutes. The soup wasn’t quite as thick as I wanted it, so I mixed together the arrowroot with just over an 1/8 cup of water and then poured it into the soup. As always, it worked like a charm. Enjoy!


  1. Monet says

    There is nothing better than coming home to a pot of homemade stew. Thank you for sharing…what a nice way to end my weekend (and get ready for dinner!) I hope you have a wonderful week!

  2. narf77 says

    This looks like comfort food to the max. You could serve this with any kind of whole grain and it would be magnificent. Cheers for this, come winter when it’s nice and cold and I am glued to the wood stove (after shoving the dogs out of the way…) there will be a pot of this wonderful wholesome stew sitting on top of the stove bubbling away nicely. At the moment, here in Tasmania, Australia, it is hot…Hot…HOT and nothing more than salad or smoothies is going past my lips! :)

  3. Melissa says

    Loved this! I used the not beef broth, beef broth. I added parsnips, more rosemary and more garlic. Loved it! Thank you so much! I was craving a big pot of stew.

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