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Steakless Stout Stew
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Steakless Stout Stew

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 4+ hours

A few years ago, I somehow got it into my head that it was completely mandatory that our New Year’s Day dinner just had to be something similar to the Dinty Moore Beef Stew that I used to eat as a kid. I'm really sure why. It's never been a tradition to do this on New Years or anything like that. Whatever. I get into certain cravings and can not think of anything else until they happen. So, I set about searching the internet for a suitable recipe that I could tweak into being vegan. I came across a Guinness based beef stew that I thought sounded interesting. Guinness, as I just learned about a year or two ago, is most certainly not vegan. So, although I used Guinness that first time, I’ve since altered my recipe using other stouts. Young’s is what I’ve chosen to substitute the Guinness with, because I like it, but it can become a bit pricey (about $9 for a 4 pack). You can choose any kind of stout that you favor though, the main point is to give a nice little kick to the broth.

Steakless Stout Stew


  • 1 can of Young’s Double Chocolate Stout
  • 2 carrots sliced
  • 2 celery stalks sliced
  • 1 potato cubed
  • 1 onion diced
  • 3 cups of water
  • ½ green pepper, diced
  • 2 tbsp vegan Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbsp vegan steak sauce
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp liquid smoke
  • 11 pieces of gardien beefless steak tips cut up
  • 5 tbsp cornstarch


  1. Throw all the veggies in your crock pot and turn it on high.
  2. Pour in the whole can of stout and add the water. Next add your Worcestershire, steak sauce, liquid smoke, salt and pepper and stir. L
  3. Lightly defrost your "steak" tips so you can cut them into smaller pieces (if you wish-- this isn’t necessary, I just don’t like large chunks of things).
  4. Add them to the pot and allow your crockpot to heat to boil. 
  5. Later on, at whatever point you have time, add the cornstarch, 1 tbsp at a time, whisking until the sauce is thickened.


*Image courtesy Flickr Creative Commons.

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  1. Support
    This looks so hearty & heart warming! Thanks for contributing it! We just pinned it to two of our Pinterest boards: "Vegan Soups & Sauces", and "Vegan Comfort Food".
    This sounds like a great vegan substitute for beef stew! Vote #6!
  3. Green Vegan
    This is a great recipe! Voted!


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