The Best Easy Traditional Vegan Butterbean Stew

– Instant pot stew recipe and crockpot stew friendly

This comforting bold-flavored Vegan Butterbean Stew is a savory and satisfying easy dinner that’s super customizable for whatever produce you have at hand. With the option to cook in an instant pot, or a crockpot, or in a traditional pot on the stove this deep flavored delicious and healthy stew is so straightforward to make. And it’s loaded with immune system boosting ingredients like tomatoes, creamy butterbeans, and health-boosting cabbage. 

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This might just be the best Easy Traditional Vegan Butterbean Stew is a bold traditional stew copycat recipe that’s loaded with healthy ingredients. It’s a real healthy food meets comfort food type of recipe.

From tender creamy butterbeans to fiber-rich vegetables this easy-to-make vegan Mediterranean vegetable stew fits every lifestyle and diet. It’s a lick-your-bowl feel-good dish that is LOADED with plant-based protein and bold Italian flavors.

Cupboard clean out easy Traditional Vegan Butterbean stew with cabbage and vegetables

This vegan stew is a super tasty basic stew that’s amazing served as is with a side of bread. But it’s also a bit of a blank canvas for toppings and extra vegetables. It’s delicious served exactly as is, and I mean, super tasty lick-your-spoon yummy, but you can also easily add even more vegetables to the stew. 

Do you have sweet potatoes that need to be used? Dice them and add them to this stew.

Are there zucchini just waiting around in your refrigerator? Chop them into chunks and toss them into the stew.

Pretty much anything works in this stew. So if you have leftover vegetables waiting around, don’t be afraid to dice them and add them to the dish.

It’s a simple recipe that can be transformed into whatever you want it to be.

Vegan Detox vegetable bean stew

If you want a super simple no-fuss stew is a delicious cross between traditional winter stews and heart-healthy Mediterranean detox soup, then this is the stew for you. It’s a cozy, big-time nutritious, low-calorie vegetable stew that’s loaded with some of my favorite winter vegetables like tender-to-the-bite carrots, white beans, kale, onions, garlic and seasoned with deep smoky spices. It’s one of those super satisfying keep-you-feeling-full-longer dish that I find myself making over and over every winter.

Mediterranean diet vegetable stew

Firstly, this bold-flavored stew is chocked full of healthy fiber-rich vegetables and immune system-boosting ingredients. Secondly, it features tender to the bite carrots and white cabbage and creamy white beans drenched in garlicky tomato sauce. Thirdly, it’s a low-calorie healthy instant pot and crockpot-friendly recipe that fits every lifestyle. Plus, it’s meal prep friendly. It doesn’t get much better than that.

Mediterranean vegetable stew or soup

This easy vegetable stew can easily be transformed into a soup. Firstly, pour in more liquid and add one more can of diced crushed tomatoes. Secondly, watch as it instantly becomes a delicious and healthy soup in minutes. 

Meal prep friendly vegan and gluten-free vegetable stew

This amazing stew is a great meal prep recipe. The bold garlic tomato flavors get intensified when the stew is made in advance. You can make this simple vegetable stew in advance and store it for up to 3 days in the refrigerator. It’s also freezer-friendly and makes life a whole lot easier when you can just grab it from the freezer and reheat it before serving.

Frequently asked questions 

Can vegetable stew and soup be frozen?

Yes, absolutely. Vegetable stew and soup are the great freezer-friendly recipes. The flavors deepen when the dish is frozen and almost becomes more deliciously intense when it’s reheated. You may need to add a bit more liquid to the dish while reheating (unless you like a super thick stew).

Is vegetable stew okay to eat on the Mediterranean diet?

Yes. Vegetable stew is a natural part of the Mediterranean diet. It’s a heart healthy, low-calorie nutritive the rich stew that will keep you feeling full for longer. 

Can you make vegetable stew in an instant pot?

Yes, this Mediterranean vegetable stew is a great instant pot recipe. Just toss all the ingredients into your instant pot or pressure cooker and cook at high for 20-minutes. Presto you’re stew is ready to serve.

Can you make vegetable stew in a crockpot?

Yes. This easy stew is great to cook in a crockpot. Simply place all the ingredients in your crockpot and cook for 5-6 hours at high or 7-8 hours at medium. Easy peasy and your healthy Italian stew is ready to eat when you come home from work.

Do I have to use canned beans?

Not necessarily. I like using canned beans because it cuts way down on food prep time. Plus, canned beans tends to be much softer and creamier than cooking your own beans…but you can just as well use home cooked beans. Just make sure the beans are cooked until they are soft and creamy (it may require more time than the cooking instructions on the bean packaging states).

Can I add lentils to the stew?

Yes, of course. Lentils are a great plant based protein in stews. The lentils will make the stew very meat like in texture. 

The Best Easy Traditional Vegan Butterbean Stew

This comforting bold-flavored Vegan Butterbean Stew is a savory and satisfying easy dinner that’s super customizable for whatever produce you have at hand. With the option to cook in an instant pot, or a crockpot, or in a traditional pot on the stove this deep flavored delicious and healthy stew is so straightforward to make.
And it’s loaded with immune system boosting ingredients like tomatoes, creamy butterbeans, and health-boosting cabbage. 
This might just be the best easy Vegan Butterbean Stew is a bold traditional stew copycat recipe that’s loaded with healthy ingredients. It’s a real healthy food meets comfort food type of recipe.
From tender creamy butterbeans to fiber-rich vegetables this easy-to-make vegan Mediterranean vegetable stew fits every lifestyle and diet. It’s a lick-your-bowl feel-good dish that is LOADED with plant-based protein and bold Italian flavors.
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword vegan dinner
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Simone – Munchyesta.com

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 cups Carrots Peeled and Sliced
  • 2 15oz cans Butter Beans Rinsed and drained
  • 1 Red Onion Diced
  • 2 cups Green Cabbage or kale, Sliced
  • 5 cloves Garlic Minced
  • 2 tbsp Smoked Paprika
  • 2 tsp Thyme Fresh or dried
  • 1 tsp Dried Basil
  • 1 tsp Sea salt or Kosher Salt
  • ½ tsp Dried Chili Flakes
  • 3-5 Bay leaves
  • 2 cups Vegetable Stock
  • 2 15oz cans Canned chopped Tomatoes
  • 1 bunch Fresh Basil or Parsley Chopped (for garnish)

Instructions

Cooking on a stove

  • Heat olive oil in a medium or large pot. Add the sliced carrots and cabbage and let them cook for a few minutes while stirring occasionally. Add the diced onions and season with all the spices and salt. Cook for 1-2 minutes before pouring in the minced garlic. 
  • Pour in the vegetable stock and canned crushed tomatoes. Mix everything together and turn the heat down to a simmer. Place a lit on top of the pot and let the stew cook for 15-20 minutes.
  • Once the cabbage is soft and silky and the carrots are tender the stew is ready.
    Serve with a side of fluffy rice or couscous and top with fresh basil or parsley.
    Enjoy.

Cooking in an instant pot 

  • Place all the ingredients in your instant pot or pressure cooker. Set to high for 20-minutes. Release steam. Taste test and add more seasoning if needed. 
  • Serve with a garnish of fresh basil or parsley and enjoy.

Cooking in a crockpot 

  • Place all the ingredients in your crockpot and stir to mix. Cook for 5-6 hours on high, or 7-8 hours on low. Stir together to combine and add extra salt if needed. Garnish with fresh basil or parsley right before serving.
    Enjoy.

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