Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Cravings - Vegetable Tortilla Stew Recipe

You know how I keep talking up the Cravings cookbook? It's because everything I have tried is seriously sooooo good. The spicy Italian sausage meatloaf, the chicken lettuce wraps and the vegetable tortilla stew. I am slowly making my way through the cookbook and I have nothing but good things to say about far.

I want to share the Vegetable Tortilla Stew with you all. Don't worry. I am giving all the credit to Chrissy. It is just too good not to share. Plus if you like this, you would love the whole cookbook.

I will mention that I did not make the tortilla strips. Her recipe calls for it, but I just didn't have the time nor did I want a pan of oil frying near children. I bought Fresh Gourmet Tortilla Strips Lightly Salted instead and they were very tasty.


from Cravings Cookbook by Chrissy Teigen

Serves 6 to 8


2 TBL vegetable oil
1 large onion, diced
1 large green bell pepper, diced
1 large jalapeno, finely diced including the seeds
2 TBL minced garlic
2 TBL chili powder
1 TBL ground cumin
1/2 TSP cayenne pepper
salt and pepper
4 cups low sodium chicken broth
2 15 oz cans petite diced tomatoes
2 15 oz cans of black beans, drained and rinsed
1 cup cooked rice

Optional: avocado, cheddar or cotija cheese and tortilla strips
Vegetable Tortilla Stew Ingredients


1. In a stock/soup pot, heat the vegetable oil over medium heat. Add in the onions, bell pepper and jalapeno and cook for about 10 minutes. You want the onions to become translucent.
Vegetable Tortilla Stew Ingredients
Vegetable Tortilla Stew Ingredients

2. Add chili powder, cumin, cayenne, 2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp pepper and garlic. Cook for about two minutes until it becomes fragrant.
Vegetable Tortilla Stew Ingredients

3. Add in your petite diced tomatoes, black beans and chicken broth. Stir and bring to a boil.
Vegetable Tortilla Stew Ingredients

4. Reduce your heat to a low simmer for 30 minutes.

5. Add in your cooked rice and simmer for another 15 minutes.

6. Serve and add your avocado, cheese and tortilla strips. Enjoy!
Vegetable Tortilla Stew by Chrissy Teigen

It's healthy-ish (minus the cheese) and so flavorful.
Chrissy Teigen's Cravings Vegetable Tortilla Stew


  1. We LOVE this in our household as well! Yum!

  2. Yum yum yum! We've only made one thing from the book so far (the chili) and it was delicious (although next time, I'm cutting down the salt because it was WAY too salty for us). Definitely want to try this one!

  3. I have been cooking a lot recently, so this will make a great addition to my list. Thanks for sharing!

  4. I really need to get that cookbook. I think I'm the only person who doesn't have it! This looks SO good.

  5. Ohhhh I am so glad you shared this! Thank you. I want to add this to my list to make. Now I just need to go out and get the ingredients I don't have!

  6. YUM! I think it's time for me to finally scoop up this cookbook <3
    Green Fashionista

  7. Yum, sounds great! I might try it without the rice since I am a carb avoider. I need to get this cookbook! Thank you for sharing.

  8. Oh my goodness, this looks and sounds soooo good!! Thanks for sharing!!

  9. Yum this looks great! I am doing the whole 30 right now, most of this I can have!!

  10. Yum!! I love soup! I am making Chicken Tortilla Soup this weekend and can't wait.

  11. This looks delicious! I've only heard great reviews about this cook book!

  12. Wow this looks phenomenal! I am so making this sometime soon!! <3

  13. Thanks for sharing!! Totally looking to see if our library has the book :)

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