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Cowboy Bean Stew (Vegan, Gluten Free, High Protein)

This cowboy bean stew is a high protein lunch or dinner, made with pinto, navy, and kidney beans and loaded with fresh vegetables & spices! A healthy high protein recipe with canned beans and fresh or frozen veggies that is ready in about 30 minutes.
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I’ve been making tons of new beans recipes lately, and this cowboy bean stew has been one of my favorites. It’s a hearty and plant-based dinner that comes together quickly, and will keep you full all day. This recipe is high in fiber and protein, and has a great texture from using 3 different kinds of beans. This stew is like meatless chili, but has a fun southwest flavor from the barbecue sauce.

This Cowboy Bean Stew Recipe Is:

  • Smoky
  • Sweet
  • Hearty
  • Satisfying
  • Loaded with Vegetables
  • Flavorful
  • A great recipe to use up canned beans
  • Vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, and high protein

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Meal Prep Bean Recipes For the Win!

This cowboy bean stew is the perfect recipe for healthy homemade meal prep.  I am a huge fan of meal prepping, batch cooking, and making recipes ahead.  I love the convenience of cooking once and being able to enjoy healthy homemade meals during the week when I don’t have time. There’s a whole section of TheHerbeevore.com dedicated to my favorite tried & true meal prep recipes.  With just a little planning and prep, you can have a week’s worth of recipes ready in the time it would take to make one portion.  Just batch cook, divide into individual containers, and place in the fridge or freezer for later!  I also made a list of my favorite meal prep products on Amazon that I use weekly. They make cooking easy peasy.

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What’s In This Vegan Cowboy Bean Stew Recipe?

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Easy Recipes with Frozen Vegetables

I used a few frozen vegetables (bell pepper and corn) for this recipe instead of  fresh produce. Frozen produce is a great option for finding fresh and flavorful vegetables in the off season. By using freezer ingredients, I can stock up when they are on sale, and use them in all kinds of great dishes. It saves me a trip to the store, and I can add amazing veggies right into the recipe. Frozen vegetables are often picked at peak ripeness, so they are a much better option than canned.  Check out all my recipes that use Freezer Ingredients on The Herbeevore – great for those nights when you want dinner ready fast! And check out my Top 125 Plant-Based Pantry Staples for long-lasting staples that I always keep on hand.
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How Do I Make Vegan Cowboy Beans Stew?

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large dutch oven over low heat. Add the onions and garlic and saute over low heat for 5 to 6 minutes until the vegetables begin to soften.  Add the beans, chili powder, onion powder, diced tomatoes, bell pepper, corn, vegetable stock, and barbecue sauce. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook for 30 minutes over low heat.
  2. After the stew has cooked for 30 minutes and the veggies have softened, stir in the barbecue sauce. Test stew and adjust seasoning to taste.
  3. When ready to serve, top with jalapenos if desired and enjoy!
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Cowboy Bean Stew (Vegan, GF)

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This cowboy bean stew is a high protein lunch or dinner, made with pinto, navy, and kidney beans and loaded with fresh vegetables & spices! A healthy high protein recipe with canned beans and fresh or frozen veggies that is ready in about 30 minutes.
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Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch, Soup
Cuisine American, Southwest
Servings 8 servings
Calories 260 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Heat the olive oil in a large dutch oven over low heat. Add the onions and garlic and saute over low heat for 5 to 6 minutes until the vegetables begin to soften.  Add the beans, chili powder, onion powder, diced tomatoes, bell pepper, corn, vegetable stock, and barbecue sauce. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook for 30 minutes over low heat.
  • After the stew has cooked for 30 minutes and the veggies have softened, stir in the barbecue sauce. Test stew and adjust seasoning to taste.
  • When ready to serve, top with jalapenos if desired and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 260kcalCarbohydrates: 46gProtein: 11gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 858mgPotassium: 700mgFiber: 10gSugar: 13gVitamin A: 706IUVitamin C: 28mgCalcium: 108mgIron: 3mg
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