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Pinto Beans with Vegetables and vegan red wine

What you need: 

1 large onion
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup water
1/2 lb white button mushrooms, sliced
1 large carrot, sliced in half rounds
1 large potato, cubed
1 cup water
3 tablespoons tomato paste
1 teaspoon dried thyme
2 bay leaves
1 1/2 cups dry red wine
4 cups cooked pinto beans
2 cloves garlic, minced

What you do: 

In a large pot, cook the onion, stirring in 1/4 cup water. Stir in the carrot, potato, 1 cup water, tomato paste, thyme, and bay leaves. Bring to a boil and simmer briskly untill the potato and carrot are cooked, about 20 minutes. (Add extra water if necessary to keep the vegetables covered.) Near the end of the cooking time, add the vegan wine, beans, onion, garlic and salt. Return to a boil, lower the heat and simmer uncovered, 10 minutes more. Remove the bay leaves.
Meanwhile, spray a small skillet with nonstick cooking spray, and cook the mushrooms, stirring over low heat. Combine with the beans and serve.

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SO HOW'D IT GO?

Great question!  Since one of my family has a bad liver and can't tolerate alcohol, it can be an issue.

I've added alcohol-free wines to recipes before and had them come out fine.  Since the wine is primarily there for flavor, you want to make sure whatever you use has a pleasant flavor and isn't too sweet.  I've used cranberry juice before, too, and I generally splash in a dash of mellow vinegar to cut the sweetness.  If you have the luck to have unsweetened cranberry juice, you can use it as-is! 

"Dry" wine will be pretty far from sweet, so you will definitely want a little water and/or vinegar to cut the sweetness of a juice.

Here are some other red wine substitutes suitable for recipes:

1/2 cup of grape juice with 2 teaspoons of red wine vinegar.
1/2 cup water and 2 teaspoons of balsamic vinegar.
Beef-flavored or chicken-flavored broth with a little red wine vinegar for tartness (but careful, it can be salty!)

The Internet is full of creative solutions for substitutions-- I tried "substitutes for wine" as my search parameters and found loads of them.  Best of luck!

Thank you!!  ;D

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Great question!  Since one of my family has a bad liver and can't tolerate alcohol, it can be an issue.

I've added alcohol-free wines to recipes before and had them come out fine.  Since the wine is primarily there for flavor, you want to make sure whatever you use has a pleasant flavor and isn't too sweet.  I've used cranberry juice before, too, and I generally splash in a dash of mellow vinegar to cut the sweetness.  If you have the luck to have unsweetened cranberry juice, you can use it as-is! 

"Dry" wine will be pretty far from sweet, so you will definitely want a little water and/or vinegar to cut the sweetness of a juice.

Here are some other red wine substitutes suitable for recipes:

1/2 cup of grape juice with 2 teaspoons of red wine vinegar.
1/2 cup water and 2 teaspoons of balsamic vinegar.
Beef-flavored or chicken-flavored broth with a little red wine vinegar for tartness (but careful, it can be salty!)

The Internet is full of creative solutions for substitutions-- I tried "substitutes for wine" as my search parameters and found loads of them.  Best of luck!

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sounds good but please can I have a suggestion for a substitute for red wine? I am underage.

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