Easy Peasy 3 Bean Stew :)

Cooler weather always calls for warm and cozy food, preferably eaten out of a bowl. This Fall season I have been craving protein like crazy!! I don’t know about you, but I can’t seem to get enough lately. I think my body is saying “Must stay warm!” I like to incorporate beans in my meals for a healthy protein option instead of meat. Although, I did technically add some bacon to this particular recipe. I don’t always… 😉

*Beans are also a really great choice for vegans for protein because they are so filling and delicious. I encourage you to try this recipe as is or get creative and replace with your 3 favorite beans. You can use any beans you like! I just happened to be in the mood for this sexy trio. This recipe is so perfect for a lazy Sunday as it requires some time on the stove, but is still relatively low maintenance. Enjoy this stew on a chilly day with loved ones and cozy up! 


  • 1 can Black-Eyed Peas drained and rinsed
  • 1 can Black Beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 can of Lentils drained and rinsed
  • 4-5 garlic cloves minced or sliced thin
  • 1 Yellow Onion chopped
  • 2 large Tomatos chopped
  • 5 slices of Bacon cut with scissors to make small slices (Void if Vegan)
  • Fresh Cilantro
  • 1/2 Jar of Organic Tomato Sauce
  • 2 cans of water
  • Turmeric Seasoning
  • Cayenne Seasoning
  • Cumin Seasoning
  • Olive Oil (optional)
  • Salt
  • Pepper


    1. If you are Vegan or skipping bacon pour olive oil to coat your large pot.
    2. If cooking with bacon, place your bite-sized bacon slices into a large pot and cook on medium high heat until browned. Dump majority of grease out, but leave enough to coat pan.
    3. Remove browned bacon from the pan and at medium high heat cook tomatoes, onions and garlic in grease or cook in olive oil for a healthier option.
    4. Add in your 3 cans of rinsed beans to the large pot. Turn heat down to medium.
    5. Add in 1/2 jar of tomato sauce.
    6. Add in 2 cans of water.
    7. Add in browned Bacon (optional).
    8. Season bean mixture generously with Salt and Pepper.
    9. Sprinkle Cumin and Turmeric seasoning lightly (very strong flavors)
    10. Sprinkle Cayenne generously if you like heat, if not go light.
    11. Simmer bean stew on medium heat until almost boiling, then leave pot uncovered and turn heat to low.
    12. Cook bean stew for 1-2 hours depending on desired bean tenderness and stir every 20-30 minutes to keep from sticking to the bottom of the pot. Add more water if too thick.
    13. Add a bunch of freshly chopped cilantro at the end and stir in.
    14. Enjoy your cozy bean stew!!

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