This is a simple, easy to make and inexpensive green bean stew. It tastes delicious and is very comforting on a cold rainy day (or any other time for that matter…). You can have it as your main dish along with brown rice or quinoa or you may choose to have it as a side dish – either way – you’re going to love it:)
- 2 large onions, chopped
- 4 potatoes, peeled and cubed
- 1 large packet of green beans (about 750g) – chop ends off and make sure there are no strings – yuck! then finely slice
- 1 heaped tablespoon beef-flavoured or brown onion flavoured stock powder (I use Ina Paarmans beef-flavoured stock powder as it is vegan)
- White pepper and salt to taste
- olive oil
Heat a splash of olive oil in a medium sized pan and saute the onions over medium heat until golden brown. Add cubed potatoes and saute for another 2 minutes. Add dry stock powder and stir through gently. Add sliced green beans and continue to stir for another minute until well-coated with onions and stock powder. Now add 1/2 cup boiling water, stir to mix and cover. Allow to simmer gently until green beans are soft and done. If the water is drying up too much and your food is going to catch before it is done, add a bit more water. When done, add salt and pepper to taste and with a fork, mash some of the potatoes to blend in and thicken the sauce. Leave some potato chunks whole for texture.
Serve on brown rice or quinoa or as a delicious side dish.