Vegan White Bean & Sweet Potato Stew Recipe

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Vegan White Bean & Sweet Potato Stew

Trudy Getler


This recipe was given to me last year by a friend so I take no credit for it's creation. But it's become one of my favorites and with the fresh kale and sweet potatoes just delivered from the organic farm I'm all set to make it again. It's also a good way to use what is left of my garden herbs. Although the recipe is for dried, sub with fresh is only going to make the stew better. can also be adapted to stove top

Nutritional Info:Per Serving: 257 calories, 14g protein, 50g carbohydrates, 9g sugar, 2g total fat, 4% calories from fat, 0mg cholesterol, 12g fiber, 418 mg sodium.

★★★★★ 1 vote
7 Hr
Stove Top


1 large
onion, chopped
4 clove
garlic, chopped
3 c
cooked or 2 cans (15 oz each) cannellini, white kidney, or great northern beans, rinsed and drained
1 can(s)
(28 oz) low-sodium diced tomatoes
1 lb
sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped- it helps to nuke them for a few minutes first
12 oz
kale, stripped from stalks, washed, thinly sliced, and briefly steamed
8 oz
cremini mushrooms, sliced
1/2 c
low-sodium vegetarian broth
1/2 c
dry red wine (can be nonalcoholic) or 1/4 cup dry sherry,
1 Tbsp
vegetarian bacon bits
1 tsp
1 tsp
dried rosemary
1 tsp
dried thyme
1 tsp
dried basil
1 medium
bay leaf
1/4 tsp
crushed red pepper
1 0r 2 pinch
salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


1saute the onion and garlic in a large, heavy nonstick skillet over medium heat until soft, adding very small amounts of water, wine, or broth as needed to prevent sticking and burning. (Or place in a microwaveable dish, cover, and microwave on high power for 5 minutes.)
2Combine the onions and garlic with the beans, tomatoes (with juice), sweet potatoes, kale, mushrooms, remaining broth and wine, salt and red pepper and all the spices in a slow cooker.
3Cook on low for 6 or 7 hours or on high for 3 or 4 hours. Remove the bay leaf
4season with the salt and pepper to taste. sprinkle bacon bits on top of each serving.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Healthy