Irish Stew

We may be in quarantine, but we're still celebrating St. Patrick's Day!


What I changed:


  • I made some of the steps kinda lazy

  • I used truffle infused EVO for the veggies

  • Used half as many mushrooms (availability issue)

  • I used chickpea flour

  • I didn't use fresh thyme

  • I didn't use fresh chives


Source: Connoisseurus Veg | Serves: 4 | Time: 1 hr 15 min


Ingredients


The Stew

3 tbsp truffle infused EVO, divided

1/2 lb cremini #mushrooms, cleaned and coarsely chopped

2 medium celery stalks, diced

2 medium #carrots, diced

1 large onion, diced

3 garlic cloves, minced

3 tbsp chickpea flour

1 (12 ounce) Guinness stout beer

2 cups vegetable broth (homemade to reduce sodium)

2 tbsp tomato paste

3 cups chopped #cabbage (source didn't specify, I had red on hand)

1 small russet #potato, peeled and diced

1 tsp dried thyme

S&P, to taste


Dumplings

1 1/2 cups chickpea flour

3 tbsp nutritional yeast flakes

1 3/4 tsp baking powder

3/4 tsp salt

2 tsp freeze dried chives

2 tsp thyme

1 cup + 2 tbsp almond milk

3 tbsp EVO


Instructions

Begin by making the stew. Coat the bottom of a large pot with 2 tablespoons of oil and place it over medium heat. When the oil is hot, add the mushrooms and stir constantly for 10 minutes.


Add the remaining oil to the pot. When the oil is hot, add the celery, carrot, and onion. Sauté for about 10 minutes, until the veggies begin to soften.


Stir in the garlic and flour. Sauté about 2 minutes more, until the garlic is very fragrant and the flour evenly coats the veggies.


Stir in the stout, broth, tomato paste, cabbage, potato and thyme. Return the mushrooms to the pot. Raise the heat and bring the liquid to a boil. Lower the heat and allow the mixture to simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes. The veggies should be a bit firm at this point. You can add up to a cup of water during simmering if the broth reduces too much.


While the stew simmers, make the dumpling dough. Stir the flour, nutritional yeast, baking powder, salt, thyme and chives together in a medium mixing bowl. Stir in the milk and oil to form a soft and sticky dough. Be careful not to overmix.


After the stew has simmered for 10 minutes, taste test the broth and season it with salt and pepper to taste. Then drop 2-3 tablespoon dollops of the dough into the stew at a time. Make sure you've got plenty of room, as the dumplings will expand as they cook.


Cover the pot and lower the heat. Allow to simmer for about 15 minutes more, until the veggies are tender and the dumplings are fluffy.


Ladle into bowls and serve.

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