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No Beef Stew

No Beef Stew

This dish is full of the comfort of a beef stew but without the meat. Simple to make and full of flavour its perfect for a warming, hearty dinner on a winters day

  • Serves 6

  • 90 Minutes

  • 1 pan

  • Beginner

Suitable for vegans

Beluga® Lentils


  • 1 large yellow onion, diced
  • 1 stick of celery, diced
  • 1 large carrot, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 500ml veggie stock (we used 3 stock cubes)
  • 100ml vegan-friendly red wine
  • 400ml passata or tinned tomatoes
  • 3 tbsp tomato puree
  • 2 tbsp vegan Worchester sauce or mushroom ketchup
  • 1 square dark chocolate (optional but great for added flavour)
  • 2 sweet potatoes, cut into small cubes
  • 1 x 250g pouch of Merchant Gourmet Simply Cooked Beluga Lentils
  • 125g pouch Merchant Gourmet Tomatoey French Puy & Green Lentils
  • 1 ½ dried rosemary
  • 1 tsp dried sage
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • Salt & pepper
  • Fresh parsley to garnish


1.This recipe couldn’t be simpler, bet a large pot and place on a medium heat with a couple of tbsp oil. Add your onions and garlic and stir for a few minutes whilst they start to brown. Add the carrot and celery and keep stirring for a couple of minutes.

2.Next, add in the veggie stock and tinned tomatoes first, before all your other ingredients. Reduce the heat a little so this is on a slow simmer with the lid on but a slight gap to let a little air out whilst the stew thickens. Cook this for at least an hour – hour 1/2 to really develop the flavours. Serve and enjoy!

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