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World's Simplest Hearty Vegan Crockpot Stew

What you need: 

3 heaping tablespoons cornstarch + water
5 cups faux chicken broth
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
salt and pepper, to taste
5 tablespoons vegan Worcestershire
1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
1-2 (15 ounce) cans diced tomatoes with basil and garlic
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1 1/2 cups onion, chopped
1/2 cup white mushrooms, diced
1 small sweet potato, peeled and chopped
4 carrots, peeled and chopped
2-3 zucchini, sliced
3/4 cup corn
3/4 cup peas
1/2 cup uncooked quinoa
3/4 cup uncooked red lentils
1 cup regular garbanzo beans
1 cup green garbanzo beans

What you do: 

1. Whisk cornstarch with a bit of water until not clumpy.
2. Throw everything in crockpot (I refuse to pre-saute anything or add ingredients at different times because that defeats the purpose of the crockpot, to me).
3. Leave it for 6-8 hours on low, or 4 or so hours on high, come back et voila: dinner!
This stew is high protein and really yum. You'll get a lot of meals out of this with minimal effort. I like to garnish each bowl with a dollop of Tofutti Better Than Sour Cream before serving. Sometimes I also like to add 1/2 cup chopped walnuts and 2 chopped Boca burgers to the stew.

Preparation Time: 
4-7 hours
Cooking Time: 
Servings: 
8-10
Recipe Category: 

SO HOW'D IT GO?

Anonymous

Okay, this is fabulous! I didn't have all the ingredients and/or modified some things, but wow, this is SOOOOOOO goooooooooood! I can't wait for lunch to have my leftovers! Here's what I subbed: 1) veggie broth for faux chix broth 2) 1 1/2 TBS Bragg's for 3 TBS soy sauce 3) 1/2 TSP each dried basil and oregano for the 1 TSP Italian seasoning 4) omitted vegan Worcestershire 5) subbed garbanzo flour for the cornstarch 6) omitted mushrooms, corn and carrots 7) used 1 19-oz can garbanzo beans. Even with all of these omissions, my crockpot was still filled to the brim. I put in on low at 7 a.m. and came home at 5:30, threw some jasmine rice in my rice cooker, and sat down to eat the stew over rice at 6 o'clock. It was so absolutely delicious and sooo easy! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for this delightful recipe!!

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