Let's face it; weekdays are hard. Hard enough that adding cooking and meal prep to this list is just too much. You need a weeknight dinner to be quick and easy to make. Need some ideas? Our white bean and celery stew recipe with Texas basil infused olive oil should do the trick!
Trust us; you want to try this recipe. It takes only 45 minutes to prepare and is packed with flavor. It’s healthy, hassle-free, and perfect for an after-work meal. It's also great for meal prep, and easy to pop on the stove or in the microwave throughout your week.
All you need to do is follow this recipe and serve up a stew with some bread and salad.
White Bean and Celery Stew with Basil-Infused Texas Olive Oil
- 6 cups of chicken or vegetable stock
- 3 14 ounce cans of cannellini beans
- 1/3 cup of Basil-infused Texas Olive Oil
- 1 large, chopped yellow onion
- 1 Tablespoon of double-strength tomato paste
- ¼ teaspoon of cayenne pepper
- 1 lemon
- 2 minced garlic cloves
- 6 sliced celery ribs
- 2 dried bay leaves
- A pinch of Kosher salt for seasoning
- Freshly-ground black pepper for seasoning
How to Cook: A Step-by-Step Guide
Follow these simple steps and you can whip up a delicious dinner any night of the week. You will need a heavy-bottomed pot and bowls. You will also need a food processor or blender—whatever you have on hand.
Step 1: Meal Prep
First, prep the ingredients: chop the onion, mince the garlic, slice the celery ribs, and juice and zest the lemon. Next, start the cooking.
Step 2: Heat the Texas Olive Oil
Take a heavy-bottomed pot and pour 2 tablespoons of basil-infused Texas olive oil. Place it on medium to high heat for a couple of minutes.
Step 3: Add Ingredients
When the oil is hot enough, add the chopped onion. Season with half a teaspoon each of kosher salt and freshly ground pepper. Keep cooking the mixture for 4 minutes over medium-high heat. Next, add your tomato paste and cook for 1 more minute while continuously stirring the stewing mixture.
Step 4: Boil the Stew
Add the minced garlic, sliced celery ribs, and bay leaf to the mixture and cook for 5 minutes. Next, pour in all the vegetable or chicken stock with the cannellini beans. Add the cayenne pepper and boil the stew for two minutes on medium-high heat.
Step 5: Puree the Stew
Once the stew has boiled, reduce your heat to a medium-low level, cover the pot with a lid, and let the stew simmer for 10 minutes. After the 10 minutes are up, take the lid off and ladle 2 cups of the stew into a food processor or blender. You will need to puree the mixture before returning it to the pot.
Step 6: Let it Simmer
After returning the puree to the pot, let the stew simmer for another five minutes before taking it off the heat. Next, take the pot off the stove to add ingredients that will give it a little more flavor.
Step 7: Add Some Zest
You will need to add in 1/3 of a cup of olive oil, some lemon zest, and lemon juice. Once you have added the ingredients, make sure to taste the stew and check if it is seasoned to your taste.
Step 8: Serve Up Your Stew
Serve up the stew in bowls and sprinkle chives over the top. You can drizzle extra virgin olive oil over the stew for a more elevated flavor. In just half an hour, you will have dinner cooked and on the table!
Dinner is Served!
So time to say goodbye to takeout and rushed pre-frozen dinners. Instead, fix up a quick and nutritious supper with Texas olive oil recipes.