French Country Stew

A hearty vegetarian stew made with onions, carrots, potatoes, green beans, mushrooms, seitan and vegetable stock.
Recipe By: Posted to the Veg-Recipes list by Karen Greenlee
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  • Serves 4


    • 4 cups vegetable stock
    • 2 packages Lightlife Savory Seitan (Teriyaki or Traditional flavor) -- drained and cut into bite size pieces
    • 8 small to medium red potatoes, quartered
    • 1 1/2 cups medium white mushrooms, halved or quartered
    • 1 1/2 cups whole white pearl onions, peeled
    • 2 cups carrots, cut into 1" lengths
    • 1 cup green beans, cut into 2" lengths
    • 2 tablespoons butter (3 tbsp. olive oil)
    • 3-4 tablespoons unbleached white flour
    • 1 teaspoon rosemary leaves
    • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
    • Salt & pepper to taste
    • 1/4 cup dry red wine (optional)


Melt butter in heavy skillet over low heat. Slowly whisk in flour, stirring constantly. Cook for 30 seconds. Add 1 cup of stock, whisking constantly until gravy smoothes out and begins to thicken. Stir in remaining stock. Cook until smooth and slightly thickened. Transfer to 6-8 quart stock pot or large crock pot. Add seitan, potatoes, mushrooms, onions, carrots and green beans. Add rosemary and thyme. Simmer over low heat for one hour (or in crock pot for longer if preferred). Add red wine 15 minutes before serving. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve on noodles, rice or by itself.
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