A Vegan's Irish Stew
Tomorrow is St Patrick's Day! Yay! With this in mind, why not have an Irish stew? You can make a big pot of it and treat your party guests to a hearty meal. After all that celebrating, your guests are bound to be hungry, right? This is such an easy and delightful meal that is a huge winner for everyone. In addition, you can make some soda bread to go with it. Moreover, this is a very easy meal to veganise. You either just leave out the meat or use tofu or a meat substitute.
- 150 g mushrooms, sliced (optional)
- You can use mock meat instead of tofu if you want
- How to make Irish Soda Bread
Time - 90 mins
- 100g of tofu or meat substitute
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 onion, finely chopped
- 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
- Red lentils x 1/4 cup
- Shredded cabbage x 1 cup
- 1 tbsp tomato purée
- 1 medium potatoes chopped
- 1 parsnip, diced
- 1 carrot, diced
- 200 ml of Guinness, or other Irish stout
- 200 ml vegetable gravy
- 1 bay leaf
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Ground black pepper to taste
- In a large saucepan heat the oil, add the tofu or meat substitute and fry for about 2 minutes on a medium heat.
- Add the onion and garlic and cook until the onion is translucent.
- Add the vegetables minus the potato and fry a little more.
- Pour in the Guinness and stock in and add the tomato purée.
- Add bay leaves, lentils and potatoes. Leave to simmer for 1 hour. This lets the flavours combine.
Fantastic almost creamy texture and traditional taste.
Pritchard, M. (2022) Meat Free Monday: 'Irish Stew to Get Down You.' Available at https://meatfreemondays.com/recipes/irish-stew-to-get-down-you/ (accessed on 14/03/22)
BBC Good Food Guide (n.d.) 'Classic Irish stew' Available at https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/irish-stew-0 (accessed on 14/03/22)