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Hearty Bean Stew - Pasta Fazol

Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 33 minutes
Servings: 6 portions
Calories: 191kcal
Author: The Greedy Vegan
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  • 250 g cranberry / borlotti beans
  • 300 g onions diced
  • 150 g carrots diced
  • 100 g leek finely chopped
  • 100 g celery diced
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 2 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp sweet paprika powder
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp curry powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree
  • 2.5 L vegetable stock

To thicken the stew use either the flour or the potatoes.

  • 3 tbsp oil + 3 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 4 boiled potatoes


  • Soak the beans in cold water overnight (12hours). Use a large bowl for that, the more water, the better. Rinse them well and pour them into a large pot. Add 3L (12.5 cups) of water and bring to a boil. Cook for about 20 minutes. Discard the water and add 2,5 L of boiling vegetable stock water. Cook at high heat for another 50 minutes.
  • Clean and cut the vegetables into even little cubes, not larger than the beans.
  • Saute the vegetables with the spices, salt and pepper in a large pan with 3 tbsp of oil for about 10 minutes. They should be softened and lightly coloured, not browned. Stir in the tomato puree until everything is evenly covered.
  • Add the vegetables to the beans and simmer over medium heat for another 20 minutes.

  • To thicken the stew you can either use flour or cooked potatoes.
    Option 1: If you are avoiding gluten then blend 4 cooked potatoes in a little bit of the vegetable stock that you take from the stew. Add the mix back to the stew and stir well.
    Option 2: For the more traditional route then Add the flour and oil to a saucepan. Stir well on low heat until slightly golden. Add a little bit of liquid from the stew at a time and keep stirring until you got a smooth and thick sauce. Pour it into the stew and give it a gentle stir. Cook on low heat for another 10 minutes or until it reached the desired thickness. The longer you wait, the thicker it will get,


I would not advise using canned beans since they will fall apart too much.


Serving: 1bowl | Calories: 191kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 7g | Sodium: 1705mg | Potassium: 429mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 5715IU | Vitamin C: 9.1mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 1.8mg