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Black Bean Mushroom Stew


  08:54:09 pm, by Airycat   , 299 words  
Categories: Vegetarian, One Dish Meals

Black Bean Mushroom Stew

I found the basic recipe at, but I altered it a bit and this is the best new recipe I've tried in ages, and a lot of them were quite good. My changes are in the bright blue.

Black Bean Stew


  • (2 Tbs olive oil)
  • 1/2 cup brown rice (I used a half and half mix of brown and white Basmati rice.)
  • 1 cup water (I forgot this!!)
  • 2 cups cooked black beans
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 s cloves crushed garlic, or more to taste (definitely more!)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger (a 1" cube of fresh is better)
  • 1 bay leaf (I couldn't find my bay leaves, so I left it out)
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper (optional) (yes!)
  • 1/4 cup cheap red wine (optional) (I used red cooking wine)
  • 1 vegetarian sausage link, crumbled (optional) (I used 2 veggie breakfast sauge patties)
  • salt and pepper (didn't use and no one asked for either)
  • 1 cup (4 oz) shredded sharp cheddar cheese (I had mild cheddar on hand.)
  • (I added about 2 cups of mushrooms in bite sized pieces)


Prepare the rice in the water according to package directions or your own procedure. While the rice is cooking, sauteÚ the onions, garlic and ginger in olive oil until they are soft and then add the mushrooms and sautÚ a few minutes longer. Add all the rest of the ingredients except the cheese and simmer, at least 15 minutes. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Spoon the cooked rice into a casserole dish. Remove the bay leaf from the bean mixture; pour the beans over the rice and stir; it doesn't have to be thoroughly mixed. Top with the cheese and bake uncovered 20-35 minutes or until cheese is browned and bubbly. Let stand five minutes before serving.

So good!

I will update this recipe with nutrition info at a later date

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