Easy Vegetarian (Vegan) Irish Stew for a Slow Cooker

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Easy Vegetarian (Vegan) Irish Stew for a Slow Cooker

1 lb mushrooms - sliced

2 TBS olive oil

6 garlic cloves - quartered

1 large onion - diced

8 celery stalks - sliced

1 14.9 can Guinness beer

3 turnips - cubed

6 red potatoes - cubed

1 15.25 oz can corn

8 carrots - sliced

2 cups peas

8 cups stock

5 TBS your favorite BBQ sauce

2 TBS A-1 Steak Sauce

2 veggie patties (optional)

12 oz soyrizo (optional)

10 sprigs fresh thyme - left on stems

1 TBS fresh rosemary - chopped

1 TBS dry sage

3 bay leaves

1 cup heavy cream (or soy-based cream)

1/4 cup soy sauce

1 cup pearl barley (or other grain)

1 TBS corn starch dissolved into 1 cup water

S&P to taste


Heat the 2 TBS of olive oil in a frying pan.  Saute the garlic & mushrooms & onions until the mushrooms just begin to brown.  Add the celery & saute a few more minutes.  

Then simply combine the rest of the ingredients.  In a slow cooker on high - this should be done in 4-5 hours but can sit on warm overnight.  Add more water if it begins to get too thick.  Generously season with salt & pepper.

Stove top in a large stock - bring everything to a boil & then simmer on medium heat & it should be done in two hours.  Generously season with salt & pepper.