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Slow Cooker (or not) Peruvian Kidney Bean Stew
with quinoa

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With a fragrant spice mix this Peruvian-inspired stew is packed with vegetables and served over quinoa for a filling dose of protein.
Cooking methods: This recipe includes instructions for using the Instant Pot, Slow Cooker, or stovetop. Select your preferred method.
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Ingredients

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Servings:
4
Slow Cooker Peruvian Kidney Bean Stew:
  • Onions, medium - 1 , diced
  • Bell peppers, yellow, orange, or red - 1 , diced
  • Carrots - 8 oz , diced
  • Sweet potatoes - 10 oz , peeled and cubed
  • Beans, kidney (14 oz / 397 g) - 1 can , drained and rinsed
  • Oil, cooking - 2 Tbsp
  • White wine - 1/2 cup (sub stock)
  • Stock, any type - 5 cups
  • Diced Tomatoes, preferably fire-roasted (14 oz / 397g) - 1 can
  • Peas, frozen - 1 cup
  • Lemon juice - 1 Tbsp
Peruvian Spice Blend:
  • Paprika - 2 tsp
  • Salt - 1 tsp
  • Cumin, ground - 1 tsp
  • Garlic powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Oregano, dried - 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric, ground (opt) - 1/2 tsp
  • Cinnamon, ground - 1/4 tsp
Quinoa:
  • Quinoa - 1 cup
  • Stock, any type - 2 cups

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Prep

  1. Quinoa - Combine quinoa with stock in a saucepan. Add some salt. Bring to a boil covered. Lower heat, keep covered, and cook until liquid is absorbed, 8 to 10 minutes. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Onions / Bell Peppers / Carrots / Sweet potatoes - Prep as directed. Combine onions, bell peppers, and carrots. Store sweet potatoes separately. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  3. Make spice blend - Combine paprika, salt, cumin, garlic powder, oregano, turmeric, and cinnamon. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  4. Beans - Drain and rinse.
  5. Sear aromatics and spices - In a large skillet over medium heat add oil. When oil is shimmering, add onions, bell peppers, and carrots with some salt. Saute until starting to soften, 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in spice blend until fragrant, ~2 minutes. Pour wine into the pan and bring to a simmer, scraping up any browned bits on the bottom of the pan. Scrape aromatics into the bowl of a slow cooker.
  6. Slow cook stew - Add beans, sweet potatoes, stock, and diced tomatoes (including liquid) to slow cooker. Stir everything to combine. Slow cook on low for 5 to 6 hours or high for 2 to 3 hours.
  7. Peas - Defrost peas.

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Make

  1. Stir peas and lemon juice into stew. Taste and season with some salt and pepper.
  2. If quinoa was made ahead, reheat in the microwave.
  3. Serve stew over quinoa. Enjoy!

Prep

  1. Quinoa - Combine quinoa with stock in a saucepan. Add some salt. Bring to a boil covered. Lower heat, keep covered, and cook until liquid is absorbed, 8 to 10 minutes. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Onions / Bell Peppers / Carrots / Sweet potatoes - Prep as directed. Combine onions, bell peppers, and carrots. Store sweet potatoes separately. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  3. Make spice blend - Combine paprika, salt, cumin, garlic powder, oregano, turmeric, and cinnamon. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  4. Beans - Drain and rinse.
  5. Peas - Defrost peas.

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Make

  1. Heat a Dutch oven with oil over medium heat. Add onions, bell peppers, and carrots with some salt. Saute until starting to soften, 3 to 4 minutes.
  2. Stir in spice blend until fragrant, ~2 minutes. Pour wine into the pan and bring to a simmer, scraping up any browned bits on the bottom of the pan.
  3. Stir in beans, sweet potatoes, stock, and diced tomatoes (including liquid) and bring to a simmer. Once simmering, cover with a lid and reduce temperature to a low simmer. Simmer stew, covered, until sweet potatoes and carrots are tender, 15 to 20 minutes.
  4. Stir peas and lemon juice into stew. Taste and season with some salt and pepper.
  5. If quinoa was made ahead, reheat in the microwave.
  6. Serve stew over quinoa. Enjoy!

Prep

  1. Quinoa - Combine quinoa with stock in a saucepan. Add some salt. Bring to a boil covered. Lower heat, keep covered, and cook until liquid is absorbed, 8 to 10 minutes. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Onions / Bell Peppers / Carrots / Sweet potatoes - Prep as directed. Combine onions, bell peppers, and carrots. Store sweet potatoes separately. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  3. Make spice blend - Combine paprika, salt, cumin, garlic powder, oregano, turmeric, and cinnamon. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  4. Beans - Drain and rinse.
  5. Peas - Defrost peas.

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Make

  1. Using the Saute function of an Instant Pot heat oil. Add onions, bell peppers, and carrots with some salt. Saute until starting to soften, 3 to 4 minutes.
  2. Stir in spice blend until fragrant, ~2 minutes. Pour wine into the pot and bring to a simmer, being very sure to scrape up any browned bits on the bottom of the pan.
  3. Turn off Saute function and allow to cool for a minute or two.
  4. Stir in beans, sweet potatoes, stock (reduce liquid by 10-20% to account for lack of evaporation in the Instant Pot), and diced tomatoes (including liquid).
  5. Close and lock the lid. Set the pressure valve to 'Sealing'. Cook on manual / high pressure for 6 minutes. Let pressure release naturally for 10 minutes and then manually release any remaining pressure.
  6. Stir peas and lemon juice into stew. Taste and season with some salt and pepper.
  7. If quinoa was made ahead, reheat in the microwave.
  8. Serve stew over quinoa. Enjoy!

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