Friday , 19 January 2018

Jamaican Red Bean Stew (Slow Cooker)

I am officially freeeeeeee!

That’s right; I have finally graduated and now have my MBA.  Picture me doing an awkward happy dance a la the guy in the yellow shirt from the Choice Hotels commercial.

In fact, embedded video below if you want to check it out.

So was I seriously dancing like that?  Yes, yes I was – don’t judge.

But anyway, the last few weeks have been absolutely insane which is why I’m way way way behind on my posting.  I’m so glad that I’ll finally have the time to start writing about random recipe adventures again!  Work is still crazy, but I at least have the relief of not having ridiculous amounts of hours of my week devoted to school.

Keeping how far behind I am in mind, I have about 2 months’ worth of post to get through so some of these dishes aren’t as seasonal as I would like (but still tasty I promise).

This one was a slow cooker vegetarian stew that was absolutely delicious.  Things at school were just starting to get crazy and I was desperate for a fix it and forget it.  Plus my CSA had come with okra so it was a double bonus that I got to use it up.

And sorry, this is not a FoodJaunt’s original, I slightly adapted it from a SavvyVegetarian.  Served over some rice with some mango chutney mixed in and it was surprisingly delicious and the perfect fix it and forget it meal to come home to after a long day.

Jamaican Red Bean Stew (Slow Cooker)

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 7 hours

Servings: 6

Serving Size: 1/6 of stew

Calories per serving: 372

Fat per serving: 6.2

Jamaican Red Bean Stew (Slow Cooker)


  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup carrot coins or sliced baby carrots
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 large sweet potato, diced
  • 1 lb okra, sliced (or you can use 12 oz frozen okra defrosted)
  • 1 (15 oz) can diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 – 1 ½ Tbsp Jamaican curry powder (I used 1 ½ Tbsp because I love strong flavors)
  • 1 (15 oz) can dark red kidney beans, drained and rinsed*
  • 1 (14 oz) can light coconut milk
  • 1 ½ cups vegetable or chicken stock if you’re not strictly vegetarian
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste
  • ½ cup of mango chutney (optional but recommended, although that may just be because we’re mango chutney fanatics)


  1. Simplest directions ever! Put all ingredients in slow cooker, mix well, cover and cook on low for 6 – 8 hours. When done, taste and add salt and pepper until perfect. If you’d like, put a bit of mango chutney on the stew after serving and mix it in for additional flavor.


Note - if you serve this with 1/2 cup of rice per serving bump up the calories to 489 and fat to 7.2g.


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  1. Wow Congratulations! OK now I will start to imagine you like that guy LOL
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  2. Well, I’m joining you in that happy dance!!!! You go girl! Congratulations!!!!! What a great meal to celebrate with! Gotta find me some of the Jamaican curry!
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  3. Congratulations! Very exciting 🙂
    The stew looks delicious.
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  4. Congratulations – that’s an accomplishment that not too many people can say they’ve achieved!
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  5. Yipeee! Congratulations! I’m so happy for you! It’s getting chilly and time to start cooking stew and soup! I need a slow cooker…but meanwhile I can use my cast iron and cook slowly… 🙂
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  6. Welcome to your new life! Congratulations on this benchmark achievement! Hooray :))

    I love your gumbo-ish stew. The fact that you’ve continued to fix home albeit meals despite all the craziness in your life is amazing. You deserve all the kudos in the world. What a fun, colorful and healthful stew – yumm with the coconut milk too 🙂

    chow! Devaki @ weavethousandflavors
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  7. Congratulations, the happy dance is fun. This stew looks fantastic, even the okra, LOL. Funny it has cooled off consierably today and the this vegetarian stew done in the slow cooker sounds like a real winner. Have a lovely Sunday.
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  8. I do my happy dance ANYTIME there’s ‘Jamaican’ in the title of the recipe. Grace Jamaican curry and coconut milk make EVERYTHING taste better 🙂
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  9. Congratulations!! My daughter is just starting her MBA program and has a long road ahead of her. I’m sure you are thrilled to be finished.

    What a delicious way to celebrate 🙂
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