Christmas Stew

Duration40-90 mins
Christmas Stew
A Christmas stew that's easy to make. Choose the vegetable protein of your choice for the stew and let it simmer.


15 cm piece of white leek 1 tablespoon of virgin olive oil 3 pre-cooked beetroots in a stockpot 700 g quality pureed tomatoes 700 ml water 300-500 g vegetarian or vegan minced meat replacement 3 star anise 20 cinnamon sticks 5-6 allspice 3 bay leaves 2 teaspoons garlic cloves 1 tbsp salt 200 g sugar (e.g. Indian or coconut sugar) 1 tbsp dried plums 1 teaspoon of balsamic vinegar gingerbread spice


  1. Split and rinse the leek. Slice it into rings.
  2. Sauté the leeks in the bottom of a pan in oil until they start to soften.
  3. Dice the beetroot.
  4. Add the beetroot to the pan and pour over the pureed tomatoes and water. Add all the other ingredients to the pan. Stir to combine.
  5. Simmer the stew over medium heat for at least half an hour, preferably longer.
  6. Serve.



The dish is gluten-free depending on which vegetable protein you use.

You can use fresh beets instead of pre-cooked beets (found in a vacuum pack in the vegetable section of the store) and cook them yourself.