Looking for a super savory, cozy, warm, and easy dinner for a chilly evening? This vegan ‘beef’ stew recipe is perfect for you. It sounds a little like an oxymoron, right? The words vegan and beef right next to each other?! But this stew is 100% vegan, and completely delicious. Chock full of root veggies, chewy seitan ‘beef’ cubes, and topped with biscuits, this is the absolute best vegan ‘beef’ stew out there!
the vegan seitan ‘beef’
This recipe uses my easy and out-of-this-world vegan seitan beef recipe. These plant-based ‘beef’ cubes are chewy, tender, and completely full of flavor. They make this vegan ‘beef’ stew AMAZING. This recipe will show you exactly how to make the perfect plant-based ‘beef’ that you can drop right into this stew.
While I completely recommend using the recipe above (it adds so much flavor to the stew!), you could also try using pre-made vegan beef cubes. I haven’t tried another type of ‘beef’ in this stew. But I know that Gardein makes plant-based beefless tips that you could try out.
This stew is pretty awesome because you can customize it if you wanted to. I’m using potatoes, carrots, and celery as the main veggies. But you could throw in green beans, peas, or any other veggie you’d like to use.
the vegan biscuit topping
Part of the reason (besides the amazing vegan ‘beefs!) that this recipe is so dang tasty and filling, is the biscuit topping. I use Bisquick in this recipe, which makes the stew even easier to make. To make the biscuits, you can mix together the dry Bisquick and non-dairy milk. You can then dollop about 1/4 of a cup of the dough at a time onto the cooked stew.
A note about the biscuit topping: before the dough cooks, it may look like there isn’t enough dough to cover the top. Don’t worry! The Bisquick will puff up as it cooks and will cover the entire top of the stew. I once tried doubling the biscuit recipe but the ratio of stew to topping was way off. The biscuits ended up absorbing all the liquid of the stew! It was not good. So I highly recommend not doubling the biscuit recipe unless you’re also doubling the stew.
seasoning the ‘beef’ stew
In this recipe, I’m also using a pre-made beef stew seasoning packet I pick up from my local grocery store. This packet is made up of only spices and is completely vegan despite saying ‘beef’ in the name. If you’re not able to find a similar vegan-friendly beef stew seasoning packet, you can substitute individual spices.
You’ll want to sub in cornstarch, flour, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, sugar, nutritional yeast, paprika, and pepper if you’re not using this type of seasoning packet! You can find the exact quantities in the notes section of the recipe below.
Although it takes a little bit of time to simmer, this stew is super easy! A lot of the time to make this is passive. So you can lay down on the couch or put your feet up while it cooks!
This stew is superbly:
And gosh darn amazing with chewy seitan ‘beefs’!
This plant-based stew is everything you’d want on a cold day.
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- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 large yellow onion, diced
- 5 medium carrots, diced about 1 ¼ cups
- 6 celery stalks, diced, about 1 ¼ cups
- 1 pound Yukon gold potatoes, diced, about 3 ½ cups
- 5 cups water
- 1 package of vegan beef stew seasoning, 1.5 oz see notes for substitution*
- 1 recipe of the Best Vegan Beef
- 2 cups Bisquick
- ¾ cups non-dairy milk
- Combine olive oil, onion, carrots, celery, and potatoes in a large stockpot on medium-low heat. Saute for a few minutes.
- Sprinkle the seasoning packet on top, and add the water. Mix to combine.
- Simmer covered on low heat for 1-hour stirring occasionally.
- Add the ‘beef’ cubes and simmer covered for 15 more minutes.
- Mix the Bisquick and non-dairy milk together.
- Dollop the about 1/4 cup of the biscuit batter on the top of the stew. Repeat 4-5 times until most of the top is covered in biscuit batter.
- Cover and simmer for 5 minutes or until the biscuits are cooked through. The biscuits should be puffed up and dry to the touch on the outside.
- Serve warm.
* If you're not able to find a pre-made beef stew seasoning package from your local grocery store, you can substitute the following spices:
- 2 tbsp cornstarch
- 1 tbsp flour
- 2 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1 tsp nutritional yeast
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- ¼ tsp pepper
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 366Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gSodium: 446mgCarbohydrates: 47gFiber: 5gSugar: 9gProtein: 19g
Nutritional info is an estimate.