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Vegan Beef Stew Recipe

Updated: Jul 21, 2022

Make 6. 380 Calories Per Serving


12 vegan sausages, defrosted

3 parsnips, roughly chopped

4 carrots, roughly chopped

2 cups chopped mushrooms

3 onions, roughly chopped

2 tbsp ketchup

2 tbsp brown sauce

1 large tbsp mixed herbs

Gravy granules to thicken

2 pints of water

2 tsp garlic granules

2 tbsp Marmite or vegan beef stock

1-2 tsp BBQ seasoning

Fresh parsley


Place onion, carrot, parsnip, mushrooms, herbs, ketchup, I tbsp brown sauce, 1 tbsp marmite and water in a large pan. Mix, cover with lid and cook for an hour on a low heat.

Place vegan sausages, 1 tbsp brown sauce, 1 tbsp Marmite and BBQ seasoning. Mix thoroughly.

Mould sausage paste into small balls. Grill on a hot heat for 10 minutes.

Place ‘mock meat’ into stewing vegetables. Cook for a further 10 minutes.

Stir in sufficient gravy granules to thicken.

Garnish with parsley and serve.

My Chef Training

I found the academic side of school very hard. Suffering from dyslexia it became apparent that the vocational side of life was my calling. This is where my love of food took the next step.

At 15, I found my love for cooking. Immediately my confidence grew and I was finally good at something. Excelling my year group with my culinary skills, at 16 I enrolled at the most prestigious catering college in the country, Westminster.

This had to have been one of the most challenging, fun and eye-opening experiences I had in the real world. Commuting from Sevenoaks to London, Monday to Friday, at 16 was thrilling but tiring. Our days in the kitchen started at 9am and finished at 5pm each day. I would then go and work in a kitchen as a paid chef from 6pm-10pm.

Weekends were a no-go. I would then work from 6.30am to 10pm every other weekend and study on alternate weekends. Welcome to the real life of a chef. Or lack of.

During my time at Westminster, I had opportunities to work at the Dorchester Hotel, Hilton Park Lane, City Rhodes, Houses of Commons and Marco Pierre White’s, Belvedere.

This experience helped a team of 6 chefs win the country's biggest catering competition, Toque D’or.

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