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Beefless Stew and Mashed Potatoes

  • Author: Lauren Bernick
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Vegan Soups and Stews
  • Method: Stove-top and Oven
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


Nothing says home cooking like a warm bowl of mashed potatoes and beefless stew. Yes, this hits the spot in winter-time, but I enjoy this filling and delicious meal all yearlong.


Units Scale
  • 57 large carrots scrubbed and chopped into thick pieces
  • 4 stalks of celery chopped
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 3 portobellos or an 8 oz. package of shiitake or Crimini mushrooms, sliced into large chunks
  • Half of a 16 oz. bag of frozen green beans
  • A big handful of frozen peas
  • A handful of frozen organic corn
  • 2 tablespoons of arrowroot or corn starch
  • 2 cups of apple cider or juice (go for dark and cloudy)
  • 15 oz. vegetable broth or stock (oil-free)
  • 1/4 cup vegan Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon of smoked paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. In a large stew pot or Dutch oven with lid, get the pot hot, add the onions begin to sauté. Add enough vegetable broth to keep them from sticking. Add the carrots and celery and cook for a couple of minutes. Add more broth if needed to prevent sticking.
  3. Put the mushrooms in and stir to incorporate. Don’t sauté. You want them to be chunky.
  4. Sprinkle vegetables with arrowroot or corn starch and spices. Stir until everything is well coated.
  5. Pour in apple cider/juice, vegetable broth, and Worcestershire sauce and bring to a boil.
  6. Throw in frozen vegetables and stir. Bring it back to a boil.
  7. Cover with a lid and transfer to a hot oven and cook for 40-45 minutes.
  8. Pot will be hot! Remove it from the oven, scape down the sides of the pot, give it a good stir. Serve over mashed potatoes which are just boiled potatoes, milk substitute (I prefer Oat milk) and salt (if you use) mixed with a hand-held potato masher until smooth. Garnish with a tiny bit of fresh rosemary if you like.


I like to put a pile of mashed potatoes in a bowl, make a well in the middle and add the stew to that.

Keywords: Hearty, Stew, Root Vegetable, Potatoes, Mashed Potatoes, Veggie Stew, Winter, Holiday, Company, One Pot, Whole-food Plant-based, Plant-based

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