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Vegan Pinto Bean Stew

A warm and comforting stew with vegetables and creamy beans, perfect for a chilly day or an easy meal.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Keyword: beans, comfort food, easy, stews
Servings: 5 people

Equipment

  • large pan or pot

Ingredients

  • 1 medium onion finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 1/4 cup finely diced carrot
  • 1 1/4 cup finely diced bell pepper used orange, red, yellow but any will do
  • 1 1/4 cup sliced cherry or grape tomatoes
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2.5 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 1/2 tsp curry powder
  • 1 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/3 cup crushed tomatoes canned
  • 2 cans pinto beans rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup full fat coconut milk
  • 2-3 tbsp water to thin if desired
  • 1/4 cup Scallions
  • 3 tbsp fresh chopped cilantro optional garnish for serving
  • 1 avocado, sliced optional garnish for serving

Instructions

  • In a large pan or pot over medium heat, add onion, carrot, salt, pepper, and oil. Cook approx 8 to 10 min, stirring periodically, until vegetables are softened and getting slightly browned. You can add a bit of water to prevent burning, if needed.
  • Add bell pepper, cook 5 min.
  • Add tomatoes, remaining spices, cook 5 min.
  • Add remaining ingredients, stir, cook covered for 5 to 10 min.
  • Serve with garnish and rice if desired.