Vegetarian Chipotle Stew

Vegetarian Chipotle Stew

Vegetarian Chipotle Stew

Sometimes it is necessary to use up the vegetables that are sitting in your fridge, and this recipe comes from that. You can never be sure what you’re going to get when you clean out the fridge, you can only hope you are using items that will go together relatively well. Or, you can make a stew with a sauce that you know will be good and you just go from there. This is one of those times; don’t be afraid to experiment with different vegetables, just adjust cooking times as per each ingredient you use.

Vegetarian Chipotle Stew
 
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: 2+

Ingredients
  • 1 cup cooked wild rice (leave yourself at least 40-60 minutes if you have to cook the wild rice)
  • 5 baby/creamer potatoes cut in quarters
  • 1 bell pepper cut in cubes
  • ½ small onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 cup of zucchini, cubed
  • 1 can of red kidney beans
  • 1 cup cut green beans
  • 2 teaspoons of chipotle paste (use more for more heat)
  • 3 teaspoons of smoked paprika
  • 3 Roma tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons of taco/fajita spice mix (I used our Seattle World Spice taco/fajita mix)
  • 2 teaspoons of Kirkland extra virgin olive oil
  • Kirkland sea salt and fresh ground Kirkland Tellicherry pepper
  • 1 cube organic vegetable broth

Instructions
  1. Boil the potatoes for about 10 minutes, or until almost cooked.
  2. In a large deep pan over medium heat, warm the olive oil and then fry the onion for 2 minutes.
  3. Add the garlic and smoked paprika and fry for 1 minute.
  4. Add the bell pepper, green beans, zucchini, precooked potatoes, chipolte paste and spice mix and fry, stirring often, for about 5 minutes.
  5. Add the chopped tomatoes, the cube of broth and half of the red kidney beans. Cook for another 5 minutes.
  6. Using a food processor, blend the rest of the beans and then add them into the pan, mix everything and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  7. Add some water if necessary to ensure you have a good amount of sauce.
  8. Towards the end mix in the cooked wild rice and cook for a few minutes or until everything is heated through.

Vegetarian Chipotle Stew

Vegetarian Chipotle Stew