Even if you hate Mushrooms…Stew.
I’m feeling a little cocky today. I served up a big pot of stuff which included a load of mushrooms.
I called this meal stuff last night when the man asked what was for dinner. He even hates the word stew. Even worse than stew he avoids mushrooms like I do Dr. Phil.
I try to stay away from LOL but holy laughing out loud, he’s been luvin this stuff.
I’m laughing because I’m mean.
I take that back. I’m not that mean. Mushrooms are awesome for you and he’ll probably live forever cause of me.
Vegetable, Turkey Stew with Mushrooms
- 3 leeks finely sliced (only white parts)
- 5 cloves of garlic minced
- 1 package ground turkey
- 2 large parsnips diced
- 2 large carrots diced
- 1 small to medium sweet potato peeled and diced
- 1 jalapeno finely diced
- 2 large cans diced tomatoes
- 1 can of tomato paste
- *2-227g packages of cremini mushrooms blended in a food processor
- 2 1/2-3 cups of chicken stock
- 1 T dried oregano
- 1 t poultry seasoning
- 1 t dried thyme
- 1 t chili powder
- 2 T worcestershire sauce
- 2 cups frozen peas
- 2 cups fresh green beans cut into 1″ pieces
- 4 cups tightly packed spinach
- *Add mushrooms 4 at a time to a food processor and blend until you almost have a paste (any bits and the mushroom haters will call you out). This paste not only thickens the stew but it adds an extra meaty flavour.
- Heat a very large pot and add leeks. Saute for 7-8 minutes or until soft and stir in garlic and turkey. Break up the turkey well with a fork and cook for another 7 or 8 minutes.
- Add parsnips, carrots, sweet potatoes, jalapeno, tomatoes and tomato paste to the pot stirring well.
- Stir in mushroom paste along with broth and all spices including worcestershire sauce.
- Let this simmer uncovered for 1 hour stirring every once in a while.
- Once vegetables are soft add the beans, green peas and spinach. Cover and gently simmer for another hour or so.
- Serve stew with goat cheese stirred in and some crusty bread.
I adore mushrooms and feel a bit ripped off that no one in my house will eat them. This hearty, full of flavour stew is my payback and no one is the wiser…