Hearty Stew

Hearty Stew Recipe

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Ingredients

1/2 c
garbanzo beans, dry
1/2 c
kidney beans, dry
2 qt
water
1 large
onion, sliced
2
garlic cloves, crushed
2 Tbsp
soy sauce, low sodium
2 tsp
curry powder
2
parsnips, scrubbed and sliced
2
carrots, peeled and sliced
1
zucchini, trimmed and cut in 1" pieces
1/2 c
macaroni, whole wheat
1/4 c
bulgur, uncooked
1 Tbsp
lemon juice
2 c
fresh spinach

How to Make Hearty Stew

Step-by-Step

  • 1Preparation Time: 4:30 Soak both types of beans overnight in a pan filled with water, just covering the beans.
  • 2Canned beans do not work in this dish.
  • 3The cooking liquid from the dry beans makes a rich, flavorful stock which makes for the base of the stew.
  • 4Place the beans in a large pot with the water.
  • 5Soak overnight, or bring to a boil, cook for 2 minutes, turn off heat, and let rest for 1 hour.
  • 6Then add the onion, garlic, soy sauce, and curry powder.
  • 7Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and cook for 2 hours.
  • 8Meanwhile, prepare the rest of the vegetables and set aside.
  • 9Place the parsnips in a small amount of water in a small saucepan.
  • 10Cook until soft, about 15 minutes.
  • 11Cool.
  • 12Place in a blender or food processor and process until smooth.
  • 13When beans are almost tender, add the pureed parsnips and the carrots and zucchini.
  • 14Cook for 30 minutes, then add the pasta and bulgur.
  • 15Cook an additional 15 minutes.
  • 16Stir in the lemon juice and spinach and cook about 5 minutes.
  • 17Serve at once.

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About Hearty Stew

Course/Dish: Bean Soups, Vegetable Soup
Other Tag: Quick & Easy