Gluten-Free Vegan Stock for the Slow Cooker


Vegetable stock for all your needs without the MSG and chemicals in industrial versions. This helps use up whatever veggies and fruit you might have around. Nothing goes to waste. Add any veggies you might have left over. I use the end pieces of green beans and whatever 'unwanted' outer parts of vegetables I get from cooking and keep them in a bag in the fridge until the next time I make stock. Even the peels of sweet potatoes and turnips make for good stock. Don't throw out anything.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
8 hrs
Total Time:
8 hrs 25 mins
8 servings


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 4 stalks celery, cut into 4-inch pieces

  • 2 carrots, cut into large chunks

  • 1 potato, cut into large chunks

  • 1 onion, cut into 8 wedges

  • 2 large outer leaves romaine lettuce

  • ½ cup gluten-free beer

  • 2 shallots, halved

  • 1 fennel bulb, outer layers only

  • ½ green bell pepper

  • apple

  • ¼ bunch flat-leaf parsley

  • 10 whole black peppercorns

  • 1 wedge lemon

  • 1 (1 inch) piece ginger

  • 2 tablespoons tamari (gluten-free soy sauce)

  • 1 tablespoon vegan Worcestershire sauce (Optional)

  • 2 cloves garlic

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 8 cups water


  1. Coat the bottom of a slow cooker crock with olive oil. Put celery, carrots, potato, onion, lettuce, beer, shallots, fennel, bell pepper, apple, parsley, peppercorns, lemon, ginger, tamari, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, and bay leaf into the slow cooker crock. Pour water over the ingredients.

  2. Cook on Low for 8 to 10 hours, or on High for 4 hours.

  3. Remove and discard all solid chunks from the liquid using a slotted spoon.

  4. Line a colander with cheesecloth and set over a large pot; strain broth through the cheesecloth.

Editor's Note:

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the vegetables. The actual amount of vegetable nutrients consumed will vary.

As with all diet-specific recipes, check any processed ingredients to assure they adhere to your dietary standards.

Cook's Note:

Store stock in the refrigerator for 3 to 5 days or freeze for up to 6 months.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

110 Calories
4g Fat
17g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 110
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Sodium 330mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 25mg 124%
Calcium 66mg 5%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 515mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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