Unbeef Stew

Here’s a slow cooker recipe that I found shortly after I went vegetarian and wanted some beef stew.  Although there’s a bit of prep involved, it makes a huge quantity, so you can eat it all week.  I’ve adapted it slightly from vegweb.com.

  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 5 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce (not always vegetarian - check label!)
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 4 large carrots, chopped
  • 4 potatoes, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 5 tablespoons cornstarch

Add everything except the cornstarch to the crockpot and crank it to high.  Mix the cornstarch little by little with water until it is a smooth paste, and pour it over the veggies.  Stir everything up and let it go for about 6 hours.