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Mixed Bean Stew


1hr

Easy Peasy

Serves 4

Recipe Of The Week

What You Need

  • 1x tin m1x tin mixed beans
  • 2 x carrots, 1 x onion(red or white)
  • 1 x garlic clove,
  • 1 large potato (or 2 small)
  • Vegetable oil
  • 1 ltr vegetable stock
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • Vegetable suet
  • Self Raising flour
  • a little water

What You Need (Optional)

  • 1 tin of baked beans
  • Tin Butter Beans
  • Tin Kidney Beans
  • Tin Borlotti Beans

How To Do It

  • Make up the vegetable stock. Put a vegetable stock cube in a jug and add 1½ltr of boiling water. Stir until the stock cube has dissolved.  
  • 1. Peel and chop the carrots, onion and garlic. Peel the potatoes and cut into small cubes (about match box size)
  • 2. Heat a little oil in a large pan, add the onion & garlic. Lightly fry for 1-2 mins. Add the carrots & potatoes and stir, coating in the oil. 
  • 3. Add the stock making sure it covers all the vegetables.
  • 4. Cover the pan and bring to the boil then turn down to a simmer.  Cook until the potatoes are almost cooked.

Make the dumplings.

  • 5. Put 50g SR flour in a bowl. Add 23g of vegetable suet and a pinch of salt. Add a little water, about 35ml and mix all together. The mixture should be slightly on the dry side but not falling apart. Mould into 2-3 balls.  
  • 6. Add the tin of mixed beans to the stew and stir in.  Add salt & pepper to taste
  • 7.  Add the dumplings to the stew, cover the pan again and cook until the dumplings rise (hopefully).  Serve into warmed bowls and enjoy.

 

 

1hr

Easy Peasy

Serves 4

Vegetarian

Recipe Of The Week

Tips & Suggestions

A few tips and suggestions about this recipe.

Any Stew left over can be cooled, covered and chilled or cooled and frozen.  This will make an excellent emergency meal or a tasty lunch.  

Serve with crusty bread.