Monday, March 12, 2012

Vegan Stoner Peanut Stew

I'd been creeping this recipe for some time now on the Vegan Stoner blogFinally, I made it for a small vegan dinner party I threw last week. The hearty stew has a robust, but not powerful peanut flavor - just enough to make a hungry belly happy. I altered the recipe by adding sweet potatoes and few bottles of my pitch black IPA home brew for extra depth (made a huge pot). If you’re looking for more info on vegan cooking, checkout classes from Online Cooking Schools.

Beer Peanut Stew
adapted from the Vegan Stoner

1 sweet potato, chopped in small pieces
1 potato, chopped in small pieces
1 large onion
1 cup crunchy peanut butter
1 bottle dark beer
1 32 oz can of crushed tomatoes
1 16 oz can of garbanzo beans (or 2 cups of home cooked)
1/2 bunch of cilantro, chopped for garnish
cooked rice to serve on (I used basmati)
1/3 cup oil (I used avocado oil)

  • Put chopped sweet potatoes and potatoes in a large pot with water rising an inch above potato layer. Par boil on medium for about 10 minutes, then drain and set aside.
  • In a large pot, add oil and onions and heat on medium high until onions are translucent. Add a bottle of beer and let simmer for a few minutes.
  • Add tomatoes, potatoes, peanut butter and garbanzos and stir.
  • Cover pot and cook on low for at least 40 minutes.
  • Serve on rice and sprinkle with cilantro.


Lars said...

This looks both easy and delish. Can't wait to make it. Now if I only had some home brew to add...

Dewi said...

Sounds absolutely scrumptious!

tasteofbeirut said...

What a fun and easy and healthy meal (despite the beer! lol)

Lenia said...

Excellent recipe!I am bookmarking it since I don't eat meat!Vegan stew sounds interesting!
Have a lovely day,dear!

Mary said...

This sounds really interesting and I love how easily it comes together. A definite keeper. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary.

Sippity Sup said...

Hmmm. Creeping! I like that phrase. GREG

Helen said...

Looks delicious Anna! Love the idea of adding peanut butter to the stew. I made an Indian lentil curry today and added sweet potato.

Banana Wonder said...

Lars - I hope you do, but make it better... I would add kale and maybe even some soy sauce or something next time.

Dewi - :-)

tastofbeirut - And all this time I thought beer was healthy...

Banana Wonder said...

Lenia - I hope you make it! Hard to find peanut butter in Greece.

Mary - Super easy and comes together in a jiffy. Did I just say jiffy?

Greg - Haha, we are on the same page.

Helen - Yeah! The pb gives a nice velvety-rich texture and feel. Now you got me craving some curry.

Seraphina said...

1/3 Cup of Oil?? I'm no prude when it comes to oil/fat but... 1/3?! o.O