Syn Free Vegetable and Bean Stew – A perfect hearty filling dish to serve on a cold winter’s day.
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, crushed
1 large leek, chopped
2 medium carrots, diced
2 stalks of celery, chopped
300g of butternut squash, chopped
2.5 cups of mixed beans (canned)
2 tbs of tomato paste
6 cups of vegetable stock
1/2 tbs of Italian mixed herbs
1/2 tsp of fennel seed, crushed
salt and black pepper
cooking oil spray
Spray a large pot over a medium high heat with cooking oil spray
Add the onion, garlic, leeks, celery and carrot and fry for a couple of mins
Add in a little bit of stock to prevent any sticking and continue to fry until the onions are translucent.
Stir in the tomato paste, mixed herbs and fennel.
Add in the beans, butternut squash and stock, then bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 25-30 mins
Season as needed with salt and black pepper and stir through some fresh chopped parsley.