This vegan stew is absolutely excellent. A spicy hearty dish that is sure to make everyone smile. Top with chopped cilantro, if desired.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
1 hr 15 mins
total:
1 hr 30 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the potatoes, carrots, and celery in a pot with enough lightly salted water to cover, and bring to a boil. Cook about 10 minutes, until slightly tender. Drain, and set aside.

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  • Place the 4 1/2 cups water and vegetable bouillon cubes in a pot. Bring to a boil, and cook until bouillon cubes have dissolved. Remove from heat, and set aside.

  • Heat the olive oil in a large pot. Saute the onion and garlic until tender. Season with chili powder, cumin, and seasoned salt. Mix in the potatoes, carrots, and celery. Cook and stir about 2 minutes, until heated through. Mix in the water and dissolved bouillon cube mixture, hominy, and diced tomatoes with green chiles. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer 45 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Nutrition Facts

227 calories; protein 5g; carbohydrates 46.3g; fat 3.2g; sodium 1165.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
07/22/2008
1 pot method: saute onions/garlic/spices. Then add potatoes/carrots/celery/water/boullion. Then the rest. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/15/2005
I hate to be the voice of dissent here but I really didn't enjoy this very much. I followed the recipe exactly and think I might like it better with some tweaking. I like spicy foods but all I can taste in this is a lot of heat. Less chili powder? Less cumin? I'm not sure what this needs. I tried serving it with little dollops of sour cream on top but this didn't really help. I will probably not make this again. Read More
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104 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 62
  • 4 star values: 28
  • 3 star values: 11
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
07/22/2008
1 pot method: saute onions/garlic/spices. Then add potatoes/carrots/celery/water/boullion. Then the rest. Read More
(72)
Rating: 5 stars
05/22/2005
Father forgive me I used chicken broth and added chicken parts I could hear them clucking in protest the whole time... cluck cluck cluck! It was great! A major hit. A mexican man where I held the function came out of the warehouse and meekly approached me and asked me what it was I was cooking. When I told him he quietly told me that he came out because it smelled like his grand-mama's house when she would make menudo. He seemed really moved by the whole thing. I have to say this is a wonderful soup I had to keep adding liquid as I went because it can tend to steam off and it just continued to get better and better. Make a batch and put it in the fridge you'll have something delicious and hearty to eat all week! Read More
(31)
Rating: 3 stars
10/15/2005
I hate to be the voice of dissent here but I really didn't enjoy this very much. I followed the recipe exactly and think I might like it better with some tweaking. I like spicy foods but all I can taste in this is a lot of heat. Less chili powder? Less cumin? I'm not sure what this needs. I tried serving it with little dollops of sour cream on top but this didn't really help. I will probably not make this again. Read More
(24)
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Rating: 5 stars
08/13/2004
This stew was AWESOME! Definitely delicious. I added okra zucchini and tiny red lentils which made it very hearty. I will probably expirement with different veggies each time. Thanks for sharing the recipe!:) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/12/2007
This tasted great but I sure did not like the hominy. I'd substitute whole kernel sweet corn next time. Maybe also add cubed sweet potato and sliced squash (the squash during the last 10 minutes as it cooks quickly). These are in a Mexican Beef Stew recipe I have that is similar to this and they work well. Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
07/29/2008
We make this at work and get requests for the recipe everytime we serve it. We follow the directions exactly but I like the idea of adding pinto beans to give it some good protein. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/16/2010
I am a new vegan but have loved Mexican food forever and this is the perfect vegan replacement for my favorite chicken tortilla soup recipe- so delicious and so flavorful you don't even notice the absent of meat or chicken broth. Another amazing thing about this recipe is that it is SO EASY and can be tweaked depending on what veggies you have on hand. Hard to mess this one up. 5 stars! Read More
(8)
Rating: 4 stars
05/14/2005
This stew was very good. I added two jalapenos because I like things extra spicy and some kernal corn with the maize. After simmering I added cornstarch/water mixture to thicken it since it didn't seem very "stewish". If I make this again I'll add about half the amount of seasoned salt -- as directed this stew is too salty. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
03/11/2007
Delicious!!! We changed a few things but not too much. We used broth instead of boullion no celery and (accidently although...YUM) added double the chili powder. Very hearty and good for clearing the sinuses! I think the hominy adds the mexican flavor but I am not sure. Read More
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