Cajun Kidney Beans and Soyrizo Stew
with zucchini / sweet potatoes / baguette
Smarts: If you'd like this dish to have even more spice, feel free to add some hot sauce at the end.
- Sweet potatoes - 12 oz, cubed
- Zucchini - 1 lb, cubed
- Cilantro - 1/4 cup, chopped
- Beans, kidney (14 oz / 397 g) - 1 can, drained and rinsed
- Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
- Soyrizo - 10 oz (sub any vegan sausage)
- Tomato paste - 1 Tbsp
- Cajun seasoning - 2 tsp
- Thyme, dried - 1 tsp
- Tomatoes, diced (14 oz / 397 g) - 1 can
- Stock, any type - 2 1/2 cups
- Wine, white - 1/4 cup (sub stock)
- Bay leaves - 2
- Lemon juice - 1 Tbsp
- Baguette, for serving - 8 oz
- Heat a Dutch oven or large saute pan with a lid over medium-high heat. Add oil and then soyrizo to heated oil. Cook soyrizo, breaking it apart as it cooks, until heated through and starting to brown on the bottom of the pan, 4 to 5 minutes.
- Add zucchini and sweet potatoes and saute until vegetables start to soften, ~4 minutes more.
- Stir in tomato paste, Cajun seasoning, and thyme until fragrant, ~1 minute.
- Add beans, tomatoes (including liquid), stock, wine, and bay leaves and bring to a simmer.
- Put the lid on the pan but leave it slightly ajar. Continue simmering stew until sweet potatoes are tender, ~10 minutes.
- Squeeze lemon juice over stew. Taste broth and season with some salt and pepper if needed. Discard bay leaves.
- Divide stew between serving bowls. Top with cilantro. Serve with baguette. Enjoy!
Great to make for lunches!0 Helpful
I made this with real sausage (I went to alternatives because I didn’t want to cook mussels, but I’m not a vegetarian. Everyone loved this.0 Helpful
Really delicious!0 Helpful
Yummy but not our favourite CookSmarts mussels.0 Helpful
This was delicious! My husband, who is definitely a carnivore, gets excited when I make this. About to make it four the fourth time since published. The adults at my house love this one!0 Helpful
Truly excellent. I’ve made this about 10 times including once for a group of 35. Everybody has loved it. By making the vegetarian version I’m able to feed a large group; both meat eaters and vegetarians love it. I use Lightlife brand “smart” Italian sausage and Emeril’s Cajun spice. Italian seasoning is a great substitute for the thyme. I also found that adding a red bell pepper adds some nice color. Forgot the bay leaves once and it was still delicious.0 Helpful