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Harvest Pumpkin Beer Stew

Harvest Pumpkin Beer Stew | Well and Full | #vegan #recipe #pumpkin

This Vegan, Hearty Pumpkin Beer Stew is the perfect meal to eat while watching football on a chilly fall night! (This is coming from direct experience, by the way!)

So I’m pretty sure that the world is ending today. Why? That’s right, you guessed it – it’s Election Day 2016. I try not to talk about politics here because I want to create a safe space for people of ALL backgrounds, beliefs, and ideologies. But it’s pretty certain that everybody agrees this election has been particularly bad. Opinions are more polarized than ever, and we’re stuck choosing between someone who’s pretty bad and someone who’s REALLY BAD (and I think we all know who is who, but for the sake of #unity I’m not going to say). Overall, this whole thing really sucks.

My advice on how to get through it? Put some booze in your food.

I jest, of course. Alcohol doesn’t solve problems. But a bowl of delicious, warming stew might. And if it happens to have beer in it, well, that’s just the way it goes! ;)

So here’s my REAL advice – make a bowl of this pumpkin beer stew, disconnect from TV / computers / phones, and enjoy it with someone you care about. Because, in the end, the only thing we have direct control over is how WE act. Someone will be elected president, and time will keep marching on. No matter who it is, we’ll have to keep on living our lives. So I say make the most of it, and make this pumpkin beer stew. God Bless America!!

Harvest Pumpkin Beer Stew | Well and Full | #vegan #recipe #pumpkinHarvest Pumpkin Beer Stew | Well and Full | #vegan #recipe #pumpkinHarvest Pumpkin Beer Stew | Well and Full | #vegan #recipe #pumpkin

Harvest Pumpkin Beer Stew | Well and Full | #vegan #recipe #pumpkin

Harvest Pumpkin Beer Stew

Not a soup and not a chili, this pumpkin beer stew is a perfect mash-up. Made with organic pumpkin purée and IPA, this stew is warming and hearty.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 2 -4


  • 1 Medium White Onion
  • 1 Red or Orange Bell Pepper ribs and seeds removed
  • 1 Medium Jalapeno ribs and seeds removed
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil for cooking
  • 15 oz Diced Tomatoes canned
  • 1 15 oz Can Black Beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 15 oz Can Kidney Beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 15 oz Can Pumpkin Puree
  • 1 Cup Vegetable Broth
  • 1/2 Cup IPA Beer
  • 1/8 Cup Cilantro or less, to taste, minced
  • 1 Tsp Salt or more to taste
  • 2 Tsp Chili Powder
  • 1 Tsp Cumin
  • 1 1/2 Tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1/2 Tsp Chipotle Chili Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Garlic Powder


  • Start by prepping your veggies - chop the onion, remove ribs and seeds from pepper and jalapeno and chop them up.
  • Bring a large pot to medium heat on the stove with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.
  • Once oil is hot, add onions and saute until semi-translucent.
  • Then, add in the chopped bell pepper and jalapeno, and stir for about 2-3 more minutes.
  • When veggies are soft, add in black beans and kidney beans and give them all a good stir.
  • Then, add in pumpkin puree, broth, IPA, cilantro, and spices, stirring until everything is evenly mixed.
  • Let stew simmer for about 10 minutes, so the flavors can all really meld. Taste, and adjust seasonings if necessary.
  • When done, remove stew from heat and serve in bowls or mugs.
  • Top with fresh cilantro, if desired.
  • Enjoy!

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    valentina | sweet kabocha
    November 8, 2016 at 11:02 am

    Both my boyfriend and I don’t like beer, but this stew looks gorgeous!
    Btw, I don’t like both the candidates, but know what, I’m not American, I won’t live here for a long time – I hope so – so I’m not really so scared and I’m pretty sure you’ll be able to survive this. We have such a long story of bad politicians in Italy….I’m kinda used to this kind of bad situation ;)

    • Reply
      November 8, 2016 at 3:18 pm

      Honestly, I don’t really like beer either, but somehow it works in this stew!! ;) And thanks for your well wishes… I hope we’ll survive this too!! ;)

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    Stephanie McKinnie
    November 8, 2016 at 3:28 pm

    I hear ya! I refuse to talk politics and I won’t watch anything but Netflix, haha! I like your approach, just add some booze to your food!

    • Reply
      November 8, 2016 at 3:59 pm

      Haha great minds think alike!! ;) Thanks Stephanie!!

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    Keith @ How's it Lookin?
    November 9, 2016 at 3:14 pm

    Looks great. I haven’t had a stew in a while, thanks for the idea

    • Reply
      November 9, 2016 at 4:50 pm

      Thanks Keith! :)

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    Little Vegan Bear
    November 19, 2016 at 2:37 am

    This looks lovely and hearty!

    • Reply
      November 19, 2016 at 7:44 pm

      Thank you!! I hope you like it! :)

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    Nicole Gilfillan
    January 7, 2017 at 10:36 pm

    5 stars
    I just discover your blog today. It was a suggested follow on Instagram! Beautiful pictures and tasty sounding recipes!!! Making the pumpkin stew tomorrow!!!

    • Reply
      January 8, 2017 at 8:29 am

      Hi Nicole! Thanks so much for stopping by!! :D I hope you like the pumpkin beer stew!! :D

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