Soup Sunday | Vegetarian Green Chile Stew Recipe

by Heather Smith on November 10, 2012 · 24 comments

Soup Sunday | Vegetarian Green Chile Stew Recipe

This week I was looking for a heartier soup… the kind that sticks to your ribs. Before our vegetarian days we loved a good beef stew. When I saw this recipe I had high hopes that it would be all that I hoped for and more. I was right! Everyone devoured this soup and even Emma (age 6) asked for me to make it again mid week for her birthday dinner. It is super forgiving… so if you don’t have a particular vegetable on hand try a different one! I adapted this recipe from Allrecipes.com. You will see how I altered the recipe a bit in parenthesis. Enjoy!

5.0 from 4 reviews
Vegetarian Green Chile Stew Recipe
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Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon minced garlic
  • ½ onion, chopped
  • 2 large carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped
  • 4 potatoes, cut in one-inch cubes (I used 2 baking potatoes & 2 sweet potatoes)
  • ¼ teaspoon chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 yellow squash, cut in one-inch cubes (I used zucchini squash)
  • 2 cups packed fresh spinach (I was out so I used Spring Mix lettuce)
  • ⅓ cup frozen corn kernels
  • 1 (16 ounce) can pinto beans, drained (I used Dark Red Kidney beans)
  • 1 cup cooked, shredded spaghetti squash (optional) (I used it, mmmm)
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 5 cups water (I only used 2 cups... I like a thicker stew)
  • 3 (4 ounce) cans chopped green chile peppers (I used 1 can just for a tiny kick)
Instructions
  1. Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add garlic, onion, carrots, celery, potatoes, chili powder, paprika, salt, and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until potatoes are golden brown, about 10 minutes.
  2. Toss yellow squash, spinach leaves, corn, pinto beans, and spaghetti squash into the pot. Continue to stir until spinach leaves have wilted, 1 to 2 minutes.
  3. Pour vegetable broth, water, and green chiles into the mixture. If necessary, add more water to make sure vegetables are covered. Bring stew to a boil, then reduce heat to medium low, cover, and simmer until the vegetables are tender, about 45 minutes.

 

 

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1 Sandy VanHoey November 11, 2012 at 6:19 AM

Now this is a recipe I would love. I love my veggies anyway and this sounds fantastic. I’d be like Emma and asking for more.

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2 Geri Fink November 11, 2012 at 10:21 AM

I think my family is going to devour this one. Next week is soup week. I’m so excited!

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3 Jamie November 11, 2012 at 10:47 AM

This looks like a great fall soup — I’ll have to give it a try!

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4 Bekah Kuczenski November 11, 2012 at 7:58 PM

Ohhh I bet the green chiles give this soup a lot of flavor!! I love soup in the fall and winter months!

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5 Diane K. Brimmer November 11, 2012 at 11:35 PM

Sounds so yummy! I can’t wait to try out this recipe. Thanks for sharing.

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6 Janet W. November 12, 2012 at 5:52 AM

This looks like a delicious, well balanced meal! Thanks for sharing! Perfect for the cold weather, too!

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7 tonya cowart November 12, 2012 at 7:26 AM

I love to just through together a soup or stew. We put what ever we have on hand in the crockpot. So far everything is come out great. We have deer chili going right now.

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8 Heather November 13, 2012 at 9:24 AM

I’ve never done a throw together until last night. I pulled out all the veggies that needed to be eaten and chopped/tossed them into a pot. When I came home my husband sheepishly asked me if the soup was ready because he couldn’t wait to ask me… he had already eaten THREE bowls LOL

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9 Diane K. Brimmer November 12, 2012 at 7:05 PM

The soup was awesome. Nothing left to put away for another meal.LOL Thank you for sharing your soup recipes. My family has really enjoyed the different soups and they are real winners. :)

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10 Heather November 13, 2012 at 9:23 AM

Thank you Diane! I love hearing “after the fact” comments…
So I just checked out 5 soup cookbooks from the Library… hopefully I’ll have some MORE new awesome ones :)

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11 Carrie November 12, 2012 at 8:10 PM

looks like a delicious addition to our winter soups!

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12 Sarah L November 12, 2012 at 11:53 PM

I’m getting hungry just reading the recipe. Looks really good.

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13 Michelle F. November 13, 2012 at 7:12 PM

Great way to use spinach.

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14 Karina Lee November 20, 2012 at 10:53 PM

yummy!!

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15 Pamela Halligan November 22, 2012 at 8:22 PM

I love stew, and prefer vegetarian dishes, so I’ ll definitely have to give this recipe a try. Stews, chili, and soups are my favorite winter meals.

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16 Lisa F. November 23, 2012 at 4:12 PM

I love to find vegetarian recipes! I would omit the corn, though. Not a fan. Otherwise, this looks great!

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17 Mary Dailey November 25, 2012 at 1:45 PM

I definitely want to try this because it will be filling and healthy for us at the same time!

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18 Stacy D. November 30, 2012 at 10:08 PM

wow, this looks really good, i plan on making it when my sister in law comes over.

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19 Danielle Hoover December 1, 2012 at 10:42 AM

I made this soup and really liked it. Sadly Jeff and Vanessa didn’t want to touch it, what’s a girl gotta do to get them to eat vegetables. ( :

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20 Elena December 11, 2012 at 2:01 PM

Looks so delicious! Thank you for the recipe

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21 Vicki Howes December 28, 2012 at 8:45 PM

Always love a new take on chili – can’t wait to try this with all the veggies

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22 JRFrugalMom February 10, 2013 at 8:35 AM

Another great-looking vegetarian recipe. I’ll have to add it to my collection.

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23 marissa lee July 22, 2013 at 9:09 PM

I love all of your recipes they are awesome and can’t wait to try them…thank you

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24 judy gardner September 21, 2013 at 8:41 PM

my sister in law is a vegetarian so this recipe will come in handy!

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