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Easy Slow Cooker Vegan Stew - a hearty, tangy stew with root vegetables, Chestnut mushrooms & peas. Serve with crusty bread to mop up the cooking juices! #slowcooker #crockpot
5 from 12 votes

Easy Slow Cooker Vegan Stew

A hearty vegan root vegetable stew enhanced by Chestnut mushrooms and peas with a tangy, tasty broth best mopped up with crusty bread. Would also make a great side dish too!
Course dinner, Side Dish
Cuisine British
Keyword fat-free, Slimming World, Weigh Watchers
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 6 hours 15 minutes
Servings 6 people
Author Camilla Hawkins


  • 3 onions
  • 3 carrots
  • 2 potatoes
  • 1 parsnip
  • 3 celery sticks
  • 250 g Chestnut mushrooms
  • 1 ½ tbsp plain flour (for vegan option see notes)
  • 500 ml vegetable stock made with 1.5 stock cubes
  • 1 tbsp Balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 tsp mixed herbs
  • 2 dashes of Tabasco sauce
  • 120 g frozen peas
  • Freshly ground pepper


  1. Roughly chop all the vegetables (except frozen peas) and place in a large bowl.
  2. Stir in the flour, herbs and pepper.
  3. Tip into slow cooker.
  4. To the stock add and mix in the Balsamic vinegar, soy sauce, tabasco sauce and tomato puree.
  5. Pour over the vegetables.
  6. Set the slow cooker for 3.5 hrs on high or 5.5 hrs on low.
  7. Stir in the frozen peas and cook until the vegetables are tender (about another ½ hour).
  8. Serve in bowls with crusty bread for mopping up the juices!

Recipe Notes

To make this stew vegan you could omit the plain flour and mix 1 tbsp of cornflour (cornstarch) into 15 ml of water and stir into the stew 10 minutes before the end of cooking. Add more if needed.