This hearty Vegan French Onion Stew is packed with plant-based flavor, and also doubles as a gravy!
Today is the next recipe in my #WellandFullThanksgiving series! This Vegan French Onion Stew is INSANELY good. It absolutely amazes me how flavorful it is – the caramelized onions are so savory and umami. But what I love most of all is that this stew can be also used as a gravy on top of my vegan mashed cauliflower or millet stuffing!! The mashed cauliflower especially is such a fantastic flavor combination, I highly recommend giving it a try!
I’ve been having a little bit of writer’s block when it comes to what I’d like to share here on the blog. Well, that’s not entirely true – it’s not really writer’s block, it’s more of a desire to not sound like a downer! I’ve had one bad circumstance after another occur in my life over the past year, and there’s unfortunately not a lot of positivity to share.
When I first started blogging, I shared a lot of my life in every post. I remember during the time, I felt like I was always coming to realizations and learning things about life. But now, I don’t feel that I’m learning anything (other than that bad things will always happen to you when you least expect it). I think that I’m still so close to everything that happened that I haven’t had time to learn or grow from it all. Once I do, I’ll be sure to share my lessons. But I will need to put some distance between me and this past year before I can do that.
So for now, please accept the recipes! It means so much to me to have cooking as a creative and therapeutic outlet. I love developing recipes to share here, and it’s so awesome seeing people tag me in their creations on Instagram. Stay tuned for more Thanksgiving recipes this week and next! :)
Vegan French Onion Stew
This vegan French onion stew is packed with savory, plant-based flavor! This also doubles as a delicious gravy for Thanksgiving!
- 2 Medium Red Onions cut in half and sliced
- 1 Yellow Onion cut in half and sliced
- Neutral Vegetable Oil for sauté
- 2 Cloves Garlic minced
- 1 Cup French or Green Lentils
- 6 Cups Vegetable Broth
- 1 Tsp Fresh Thyme
- Generous Salt to taste
- Black Pepper to taste
Add some neutral vegetable oil to a large pot and bring to medium-low heat. Add in the sliced onions and cook down for about 30 minutes, covered. Stir occasionally until onions are soft and caramelized. Be careful not to burn your onions!
Then, add in the minced garlic and sauté until fragrant, about 1 minute.
Then add in all other ingredients and simmer for about 30-45 minutes, uncovered, until lentils are fully soft.
Taste, and adjust seasonings if necessary. I added more salt to really bring out the flavor!
This stew is delicious on its own, but it's also super tasty when used as gravy on top of my mashed cauliflower!
If you make this Vegan French Lentil Stew and post it on Instagram, be sure to tag me @wellandfull and #wellandfull so I can see! I love seeing your takes on my recipes :)