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White Bean and Chard Stew
with biscuits

Active: 35 min Total: 55 min

Chicken stew with baked biscuits is classic comfort food. This vegetarian version of that classic made with white beans and chard was last featured in 2015.
Smarts: The stew can be made ahead of time. Just reheat it and add / bake the biscuits right before cooking.

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Ingredients

Servings:
4
Metric
White Bean and Chard Stew:
  • Onions, medium - 1, chopped
  • Carrots - 8 oz, chopped
  • Garlic - 2 cloves, chopped
  • Parsley - 1 Tbsp, chopped
  • Chard, any type - 4 leaves, chopped, leaves and stems separate
  • Beans, cannellini or butter (14 oz / 397 g) - 1 can, drained and rinsed
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Flour, all-purpose - 1/4 cup
  • Thyme, dried - 1 tsp
  • Stock, any type - 3 cups
  • Bay leaves - 2
  • Peas, frozen - 1 1/2 cups
Buttermilk Drop Biscuits:
  • Butter - 4 Tbsp, chilled
  • Flour, all-purpose - 1 cup
  • Baking powder - 1 tsp
  • Baking soda - 1/4 tsp
  • Salt - 1/4 tsp
  • Buttermilk, low-fat - 3/4 cup, chilled

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Prep

  1. Onions / Carrots / Garlic / Parsley - Prep as directed. Combine onions, carrots, and garlic. Store parsley separately. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Chard - Chop chard, keeping leaves and stems separate. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
  3. Butter - Cut butter into small pieces. (Keep it refrigerated until you’re ready to use it.) (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  4. Beans - Drain and rinse.

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Make

  1. Heat oven to 425F / 218C degrees.
  2. Heat a Dutch oven or large skillet with oil over medium-high heat. Add onions, carrots, garlic, and chard stems with a pinch of salt. Saute until softened, 4 to 5 minutes. Add parsley and saute for 1 minute more.
  3. Add flour (portion for stew) and thyme and stir for ~1 minute, until no white spots of flour remain.
  4. Add stock, bay leaves, and peas (no need to defrost them first) and bring to a simmer, scraping up any brown bits on the bottom of the pan.
  5. Stir in beans and chard leaves and reduce heat to low. Taste and season with some salt and pepper, if needed.
  6. Meanwhile, in a mixing bowl, combine flour (portion for biscuits), baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add chilled butter and, using your hands or a pastry cutter, rub it into the dry ingredients until the mixture resembles coarse cornmeal. Stir in buttermilk until just combined.
  7. Drop biscuits onto the top of the stew, making 1 large or 2 small biscuits per person.
  8. Transfer stew to the oven and bake until biscuits are golden on top and cooked through, 20 to 25 minutes.
  9. Serve stew with biscuits on top. Enjoy!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (43)
Gluten-free (1)
Paleo (3)
Vegetarian (9)

30 reviews

This was very good! Had the boyfriend licking the bowl. I somehow ended up with the opposite problem as others and ended up having to thicken the stew more for our liking, I also added a frozen veggie medley instead of just peas. Can’t wait to make this ultimate comfort food again!

By: Max
Posted: Jan 29, 2019
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Delicious!

By: Lorra
Posted: Jan 24, 2019
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

My husband and I loved this! I used homemade chicken broth plus added some extra water since reviews said it was too thick. I cooked the dumplings on the stovetop rather than in the oven- just dropped 2 T dollops of batter on top of the stew, covered with a lid, and cooked 15 min or so at a simmer. Soooooo delicious and comforting.

By: Kate
Posted: Jan 22, 2019
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

Loved it. Easy to make. Used smoked sea salt which added to the yumminess. Will definitely make it again and will add a bit more stock then the recipe calls for.

By: Jayna
Posted: Jan 20, 2019
Diet: Original
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Enjoyed getting to learn how to make biscuits. Hadn't done that before. For some reason, Thyme came through somewhat overpoweringly in my dish. Maybe different or additional spices would be good. Also had to add more broth. Overall: filling, interesting, but sort of bland.

By: Caroline
Posted: Jan 14, 2019
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

Tasty, but the stock did cook away in the oven, will need to adjust how prepared in the smaller servings

By: Florence
Posted: Jan 11, 2019
Diet: Original
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