Seitan Stew

What’s better on a cold winter’s day then a big bowl of stewy goodness? The best thing about stew is that it’s the kind of thing you can throw virtually anything into, and chances are good that it’ll turn out terrific. Just think how well ye’ ole stone soup turned out if you have your doubts, then roll up your sleeves and start a choppin’.

This is what happens when my camera battery dies and I need to take a photo: iPhone to the rescue! Unfortunately the quality suffers a little (as it has in the last 3 posts since I can never remember to charge my @#$@#$ batteries). Anyhoo, here's the stew! Hehehe rhyming's fun.

You’ll need the following ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 2-3 cups of cubed seitan
  • 2 tbsp unbleached flour
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 2 large carrots, cubed
  • 4 large potatoes, cubed
  • 1 cup mushrooms (white button will do, but mini portabellos are best), quartered
  • 4 stalks celery, cubed
  • about 1/2 litre of veggie broth
  • 1 tsp sage leaves, minced
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp basil
  • 1/4/ tsp Montreal steak spice
  • 1 cup small peas

Heat 2 tbsp of oil over medium-high heat in a large saucepan. Coat the seitan with the flour (the best way is to throw them both into a tupperware with a lid, then shake what your momma gave you) and toss it into the pot to brown. Turn after about 5 minutes and keep cooking until all sides are nicely browned. Remove and set aside. Heat 1 tbsp of oil in the saucepan and add the onion. Cook over medium-high heat until golden and fragrant. Add the carrots, potatoes, mushrooms and celery and stir around for about a minute. Add the broth (basically you need to use enough so that you see liquid peeking out between the veggies but they’re not totally covered up), spices and seitan. Stir, cover and simmer for about 30 minutes or until all the veggies are nice and tender. Add the peas, stir and cook with the lid off for another 10 minutes to thicken the sauce. Serve with warm crusty bread and voilà, instant warming awesomeness  🙂


3 Comments Add yours

  1. Reblogged this on Vegan-Munch and commented:
    Looks delish!!

    1. lil' vegan says:

      Thanks! This is a great reminder that I really should update my blog with fresh images. It’s on my to-do list 🙂

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