Vegetarian Stew with Peppers and Cannellini Beans - ThermoCook Recipe

An easy to make, vibrant vegetable stew packed full of flavour.  The addition of cannellini beans makes this a filling meal especially if served fresh crusty bread for dipping and mopping.   Of course you don't have to own a ThermoCook to make this recipe, but it does make it extra simple to make and really does cook stews perfectly.

All stews taste even better if reheated to following day making this the perfect quick mid week meal or to take to work for a tasty lunch; just heat it up in a microwave.
Of course the ThermoCook can chop everything but since we want chunks of vegetables rather than finely chopped for this recipe it's better to cut them by hand.

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Ingredients to serve 2 to 4:
1 large onion – peeled and quartered
2 cloves garlic – peeled
2 sticks celery – chopped
1 red bell pepper – deseeded and sliced
1 courgette – sliced
1 carrot – peeled and very thinly sliced
1 x 400g can of tomatoes including the juice
1 x Knorr vegetable stock cube (chicken if you are not vegetarian)
A good pinch of chilli flakes
2 heaped teaspoons of sweet paprika
2 teaspoons of sugar
A splash of Balsamic vinegar
Sea salt and black pepper to taste

1 x 400g tin of cannellini beans in salted water – rinsed and drained well

Pop the onion and garlic into the ThermoCook jug and with the chopping blade attached select CHOP for 30 seconds.  Transfer to a bowl and change the blade for the kneading shaft. If you want to avoid changing the blade then you can of course chop the onion and garlic by hand.

Put the onion and garlic back into the jug and add the rest of the ingredients (except the cannellini beans) including the stock cube (no added water) and the juice of the tomatoes.

Set the ThermoCook to the following:
  • STIR
  • SPEED 1 
  • HEAT 5
  • TIME 30 minutes
After 30 minutes have a taste to check the seasoning and add the rinsed and drained cannellini beans. Set the ThermoCook to the same settings above and cook for a further 10 minutes.

Serve with fresh crusty bread for dipping and mopping.  *ThermoCook will automatically switch WARM so you don’t have to serve straight away.

I use my ThermoCook almost every day for something or other; there are so many things it can do I'm almost redundant in my own kitchen!

The ThermoCook can do everything that the Thermomix can and more since it has 20 functions and even DIY customisation for remembering the settings for your favorite recipes; check out my mini review.

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Disclosure: Froothie UK sent me the Optimum ThermoCook to use and review at home. I have not been paid for this post and was not required to give the ThermoCook a positive write up.  All opinions are my own.  There are affiliate links included in this post.


  1. That stew looks so good, I feel like I need a bowl of it right now. I haven't tried making stew or even soup yet in my ThermoCook, but I''m super impressed with the lemon curd - I made two batches.

    Wishing you a very happy, healthy and fulfilling 2016.

  2. Looks divine Jan, I fancy this ladled over a fluffy jacket potato right now!

  3. This soup looks hearty and delicious. Perfect for the winter and the chilly weather.

  4. That looks like a lovely warming stew. I haven't made any chunky soups of stews in the Thermocook yet, but I also find I'm using it for something pretty much everytime I'm cooking.


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