Healthy, Hearty Veggie Stew

    50 min

    This is a thick and delicious, yet very healthy veggie stew. Even my hubby, who is not a fan of veggies, loves this! Lovely on its own, but also great over rice or a jacket potato!


    Oxfordshire, England, UK
    28 people made this

    Serves: 4 

    • 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
    • 1 onion, peeled and chopped
    • 1 butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and cut into small cubes (about 1/2" square)
    • 125g cabbage, chopped
    • 170g frozen peas
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 500ml vegetable stock
    • 1 (420g) tin red kidney beans, drained
    • 2 tablespoons flour
    • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
    • 2 heaped tablespoons Bisto Onion gravy granules

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Heat oil in a large saucepan. Saute carrots, onion, squash, cabbage and peas over medium heat for 5 minutes.
    2. Add vegetable stock and kidney beans. Bring to the boil over high heat. Reduce heat and simmer until carrots are quite tender, about 25-30 minutes.
    3. Add soy sauce and gravy granules. Stir. Add flour bit by bit, stirring well to avoid lumping.
    4. Allow to simmer 10 minutes more, stirring frequently.

    Other ideas

    Not sure about just having veg in your stew? Adding leftover roast lamb, beef, chicken, etc. works real well in this recipe!

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    I didn't have the onion gravy so left it out. Added potatoes plus a little salt and a good hit of pepper, but it was still a tad bland so will add some cumin next time. Very versatile recipe.  -  28 Oct 2015


    As I dont like butternut squash I used corgettes instead (and added them with the kidney beans) this recipe was so easy to follow and the stew was really good, much tastier than I thought it would be  -  07 Mar 2011


    This was absolutely wonderful! It's really easy to make, it is definitely hearty and hits the right spot in the winter. I really would recommend it. Even my kids ate it although they thought the kidney beans looked like bugs!  -  28 Feb 2010