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Moxtail Stew – Plant Based

By: Sharon Matten January 06, 2022
Filled with hearty ingredients like chickpeas, fresh tomatoes, firm tofu and fragrant spices, this mock oxtail stew is perfect for a cold winter night. Using an electric pressure cooker melds all the flavors and makes the cooking of this stew super fast.
Prep: 5m Cook: 30m Total: 35m
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Cousines: Plant Based
Cooking Technique: Pressure Cooker
Tags: Stew
Servings: 1

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces extra-firm tofu, cubed and patted dry with paper towels
  • 2 teaspoons molasses
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 tablespoons canola or avocado oil
  • 1 large white onion, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup vegetable stock
  • 1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas, drained
  • 1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste
  • 1 medium tomato, diced
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper

Filled with hearty ingredients like chickpeas, fresh tomatoes, firm tofu and fragrant spices, this mock oxtail stew is perfect for a cold winter night. Using an electric pressure cooker melds all the flavors and makes the cooking of this stew super fast.

Instructions

  1. Set the EPC (Electric Pressure Cooker/Instant Pot) to sauté/brown mode.
  2. In a medium bowl coat the tofu with the molasses, salt ,onion powder, garlic powder, freshly ground black pepper and paprika.
  3. Add the oil to the EPC pot. Sauté the coated tofu in the hot oil until browned.
  4. Add the chopped onion and crushed garlic to the browned tofu. Sauté until the onions are clear.
  5. Change the mode on the EPC to manual high pressure.
  6. Place the vegetable stock, chickpeas, tomato paste, green onions, bay leaf, dried thyme leaves, and crushed red pepper to the EPC pot.
  7. Lock the lid of the EPC and close the pressure valve.
  8. Cook for 30 minutes. Manually release the pressure.
  9. Serve hot.

Tips

If you don't have an Instant Pot you can make this in your slow cooker or on your stovetop in a Dutch oven.  Simply follow the above instructions and simmer  covered for at least 1 hour.

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