Quick Vegetable and Navy-Bean Stew

You don't have to spend a long time in the kitchen to make a full-flavored stew; our potato, bean, and mushroom stew is ready in less than an hour.

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  • Servings: 4
Quick Vegetable and Navy-Bean Stew

Source: Everyday Food, October 2004

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 4 small red potatoes (10 ounces), cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 pound button mushrooms, trimmed and quartered
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Coarse salt
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 10 ounces baby spinach leaves, rinsed well
  • 1 can (14 1/2 ounces) navy beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon red-wine vinegar, optional
  • Ground pepper

Directions

  1. In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium heat; swirl to coat pan. Add onion and potatoes; cook until onion is lightly browned, 8 to 10 minutes. Add mushrooms, thyme, and salt; cook, stirring often, until mushrooms are tender, 8 to 10 minutes.

  2. Stir in tomato paste and 2 cups water; cover, and cook until potatoes are tender, 8 to 10 minutes.

  3. Add half the spinach; cover, and cook until wilted, about 1 minute. Add remaining spinach and beans; cook, covered, until heated through. Stir in vinegar, if desired. Season with salt and pepper, and toss to combine.

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