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Tasty Vegan Irish Stew
Tasty Vegan Irish Stew is as close to a traditional stew my Mammy made as I have ever had.

Tasty Vegan Irish Stew 

Irish stew is a stew native to Ireland that is traditionally made with root vegetables and lamb or mutton, but also commonly with beef.

As in all traditional folk dishes, the exact recipe is not consistent from time to time, or place to place. My Mammy would regually make it but I haven't had it since I went first Vegetarian and then Vegan.  Needless to say I would never use meat in my recipe and this Vegan Irish stew has no need for it !! 

The "Meat" is actually Soya Protein which is a product made from soybeans. It's often used to enhance the texture and nutritional content of dishes. In addition to being highly nutritious and rich in fiber and protein, it could also support heart health and protect against heart disease and stroke.

 This is a slow-cooker recipe although you could do it in the oven if you like - I love the slowcooker as you can put it on earlier in the day and just forget about it!! 


Tasty Vegan Irish Stew Recipe

SERVINGS: 4               PREPPING TIME: 15 MIN            C OOKING TIME: 4-6 HRS

Ingredients

  • 2 onions - diced 
  • 1 leek - diced 
  • 150 gm Soya Chucks - we used dried so had to soak them in water to hydrate them
  • 3 Carrots - Sliced 
  •  1/2 Turnip - diced
  •  2 tbsp Vegan Gravy Granules 
  • 3 cups water
  • 3 - 4 Potatoes - peeled and cut in quarters 
  • 1/2 cup red wine ( we use the small bottles from Lidl for cooking ) 
  •  Garlic - dried or 2 cloves minced Salt and Pepper to season
The How to Bit

  1. If you have Dry Soya Chunks, like us, rehydrate them. 
  2. Place all the vegetables and Soya Chunks in the slow cooker and add the water, seasoning and wine - let it cook for a couple of hours 
  3. After a couple of hours add the Vegan Gravy Granules and thicken as desired. 
  4. Leave for another hour. Serve with Crusty White Bread
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