Hearty Bean And Vegetable Stew Recipe

Step 1

Sort and rinse beans, then soak overnight in water.

Step 2

Drain beans and place in crockpot. Add vegetable juice, wine, soy sauce, and apple or pineapple juice. Cover with vegetable stock or water; the amount added depends on whether you prefer a soup (more liquid) or a stew (less). The juice adds just a tad of sweetness and the soy sauce adds depth and the tang of salt.

Step 3

Cook at high for 2 hours. Add vegetables, herbs, and spices, and cook for 5-6 hours at low until carrots and parsnips are tender. When tender, add rice or pasta and cook for one additional hour.

Notes: For beans use 3 or 4 kinds, such as: black, red kidney, pinto, baby lima, lentil, and green and/or yellow split peas.

Things You'll Need

  • 1lb Beans, assorted, dry
  • 2c Vegetable juice
  • 1/2c Dry white wine
  • 1/3c Soy sauce
  • 1/3c Apple or pineapple juice
  • -vegetable stock or water
  • 1/2c Celery diced
  • 1/2c Parsnips diced
  • 1/2c Carrots diced
  • 1/2c Mushrooms diced
  • 1 Onion diced
  • 1ts Basil, dried
  • 1ts Parsley, dried
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 3 Clove garlic minced
  • 1ts Black pepper ground
  • 1c Rice or pasta cooked

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