Vegetable Stew

Sep 27, 2011 at 12:22 p.m. ET

Fall is officially here along with cooler days and cravings for comfort food. This easy vegetable stew features sweet potatoes, eggplant, fire-roasted tomatoes, and onions. Serve this belly-warming vegan stew with crusty bread drizzled with a high-quality extra-virgin olive oil.

Vegetable Stew

Serves 6

Ingredients:

    • 1/4 cup olive oil
    • 2 onions, halved, thinly sliced
    • 1 bay leaf
    • 3 cloves garlic, 2 chopped, 1 whole cracked from skin
    • 2 sweet potatoes, peeled, chopped
    • 1 eggplant, chopped
    • 1 green bell pepper, seeded, chopped
    • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
    • 1 (28-ounce) can fire-roasted diced tomatoes
    • 2 cups vegetable broth
    • 1/2 cup finely torn fresh basil


Directions:

    1. Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add onions, bay leaf, and garlic, and cook, stirring often, until onions are softened.
    2. Add potatoes, eggplant, and bell pepper and season with a generous pinch of salt and a few grinds of pepper. Cook, stirring often, for 5 to 6 minutes.
    3. Stir in tomatoes and broth and bring to a simmer. Simmer for 10 minutes or until potatoes are fork tender.
    4. Stir in basil and serve hot.

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