This navy-bean, potato, and mushroom stew is quick–it’s ready in less than an hour–but has all the flavor of a dish that took twice as long. Cross our hearts.
This flavorful potato, bean, and mushroom stew is ready in less than an hour. You can use other beans, such as black-eyed peas, in place of the navy beans; kale or Swiss chard would be nice substitutions for the spinach leaves.–Editors of Everyday Food
This versatile recipe, much like a proper minestrone, is more a general formula than an actual equation. In addition to trying the substitutions mentioned above, you can turn to other creative alterations. Vary the herbs, using a generous pinch of fresh thyme if you happen to have it on hand or omitting it entirely if you have none on hand. Toss in a little leftover plain pasta at the end. Or go through that vegetable bin and see if there are leeks languishing, cabbage collapsing, or green beans going limp.
Quick Navy-Bean Stew
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- 25 M
- 30 M
- Serves 4
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Using Dried Beans
- If you have a little more time, you could soak and cook dried beans, which would make the soup even more economical and a bit richer in flavor and texture.
Recipe Testers Reviews
This flavorful stew of navy beans, potatoes, and mushrooms is great. I’d make the recipe again. I had leftovers the next day that were very tasty. You could easily pair this stew with a nice green salad and have a quick meal.