Vegan Stout Stew


You'll find some of the most versatile vegetables simmering in a pot of thick Irish beer that, when thickened with flour and sweetened with a bit of brown sugar and soy sauce, becomes a rich and flavorful stew. Serve when it's cold or when you're looking for a hearty stew that will satisfy vegetarian and non-vegetarians alike! Make sure to get the regular beer, not stout!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
55 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
6 servings


  • 5 tablespoons olive oil, divided

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 14 ounces seitan, cut into bite-size pieces

  • 1 yellow onion, diced

  • 3 ribs celery, thinly sliced

  • 2 carrots, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced

  • 2 potatoes, diced

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 (12 fluid ounce) cans or bottles Irish stout beer

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil and soy sauce in a skillet over medium-high heat. Saute seitan in hot oil until browned on all sides, about 5 minutes.

  2. Heat remaining olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Saute onion, celery, carrots, potatoes, and garlic in hot oil until onions are soft, 3 to 5 minutes. Reduce heat to medium and slowly stir beer into vegetable mixture.

  3. Stir brown sugar, flour, thyme, salt, and black pepper into beer mixture; add seitan. Bring mixture to a simmer, reduce heat to low, and cook until stew reduces and thickens, about 45 minutes.

Cook's Note:

For a sweeter stew, add equal parts soy sauce and brown sugar and taste until desired flavor is reached.

Editor's Note:

Be sure to find a stout that is vegan for the recipe. Many stouts are not vegan.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

351 Calories
13g Fat
35g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 351
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 16%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Sodium 562mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 19g
Vitamin C 21mg 107%
Calcium 54mg 4%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 503mg 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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