Tag Archive | Stew

Slow Cooker Mediterranean Stew

I found this recipe last week, on AllRecipes.com, while searching for a vegetarian slow cooker dish. I think it’s more, Mediterranean inspired, because of the spice combination. It turned out pretty good and VERY spicy (which we like), but that’s due to the amount of red pepper flakes I put in it. If you follow the recipe to a ‘T’, I don’t believe it’ll be too spicy. We’re not huge okra fans, so I used red kidney beans instead. It definitely thickened up the stew, more so, then the original recipe probably gets. But we don’t mind it 🙂 Next time I think I’ll add chickpeas instead though, and possibly a bit more liquid. Oh!! I would definitely suggest, you either cut up the eggplant larger then suggested, or check on the stew to maybe lessen the cooking time? Because by the time we had gotten to it, after 10 hours on low, the eggplant had completely disintegrated into the stew!! To me…the photo of the stew I took, makes it look more like, the Jamaican Red Bean Stew I make (minus the coconut milk) LOL If you’re interested in making this recipe, I’ve included the recipe link below…

Slow Cooker Mediterranean Stew

Bon Appetit Everyone!! 🙂

Turkish White Bean Stew

A couple weeks ago, I was craving some comfort food. I wanted to make the stew my Mom made me, when I was young, and still makes to this day as well. It’s a simple stew made up of white kidney beans, meat, red bell peppers, onions and tomatoes. My Mom always uses small chunks of stewing beef in her recipe. I didn’t have any, but I did have lean ground beef on hand, so I browned it before putting it in the Crock Pot. I then added the dry white kidney beans, red bell peppers, onions, red pepper flakes and diced tomatoes. Added chicken broth (until just covered), salt and pepper before cooking it on low for 8 hours. It turned out perfect!! I served it over rice, the way I’m used to eating it. Will definitely make it again soon, now that I know how to cook it myself. My Mom was impressed 🙂 Below is a recipe that I used as a reference, and if you’re interested, you can too.

Turkish White Bean Stew

Bon Appetit Everyone!! 🙂