Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Blonde Brunswick Stew

This turned out good, I did make it without tomatoes for someone,
so sharing that with you.
This made it blonde...
Has a dirty rice ball in the middle, just be sure to pay attention to
your liquid content as you cook it.
Increasing cooking times makes it better, mine took about 4 1/2
hours all together and was fantastic.
If you like you could refer to any fake meat you add as
"vegan road kill" although doesn't that make it Burgoo?

 2 C. dry lima beans or butter beans
8 C. water
2 C. broth
1 1/2 tsp. salt (more to taste)
black pepper to taste (add as needed)
2 diced carrots
1 sweet potato
1 red bell pepper
1 C. sliced okra
1 C. corn
1/2 C. chopped cabbage
1 diced onion
2-3 minced garlic cloves
2 tsp. minced oregano
2 Tbsp. minced Italian parsley plus some to garnish
2 Tbsp.flour and a little broth
1/2 C. chopped or crumbled veggie beef or sausage
 or mushrooms or use eggplant
several Tbsp. olive oil

Split and roast sweet potato and red bell pepper at 400 degrees for
30 minutes. Drizzle with a bit of olive oil.
Cool a bit and then chop up, set aside.
Bring lima beans to boil in 6 C. water, then cover and turn off heat.
Allow to sit for an hour. Bring to a simmer again, adding 2 C. more
Simmer for an hour, then add onions, carrots, garlic, herbs,
cabbage and a little olive oil. Simmer for half an hour.
Puree sweet potato and pepper with 2 C. broth and add to stew.
Simmer for an hour, adding more water if needed.
Toast flour in a dry pan and then whisk in some broth and oil to make
a thick nutty brown paste. Set aside.
Saute veggie sausage or whatever in a little oil with salt and pepper
til browned.
Continue simmering and add flour mixture, corn and okra. Simmer
for 20 minutes, then add salt and veg sausage and mash with a whisk.
Adjust seasonings to taste and cook for another 30 minutes.
Serve with a sprinkle of minced Italian parsley and a dirty rice ball.

To make an easy dirty rice in the pot add to your normal rice
2 Tbsp. tamari, 2 tsp. molasses, 2 tsp.paprika, 1/2 tsp.black pepper,
1/2 C. chopped veggie bacon or sausage (or mushrooms),
1-2 Tbsp. olive oil, 1/2 C. minced onion, 2 minced garlic cloves and a
little chili sauce, powder or flake to taste. Tomato or tomato paste can
also be added, as can a bit of cumin or other spice mix.
When it's done just ice cream scoop balls out of the pot and into the
bowls of soup.

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