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Fasouliyeh Stew

What meals do you like to cozy up on when it’s chilly out?

For me, I love a rich comforting tomato stew. I remember having a Fasouliyeh (Beans) Stew a lot when I was younger, especially during the colder weather. My mom used to make it with little beef chunks. Something about the garlic, with the tomato sauce, and the super herby flavourful beef that brings out divine flavours.

Going meatless for a few months now, and as the weather started getting colder around here, I began craving a cozy bowl of Fasouliyeh Stew. So I figured, why not recreate it plan-based? I used meatless sausage as a base for the meatless meatballs – to replace the beef chunks.

If you’re ever feeling like cozying up on a good bowl of stew, consider this meatless Fasouliyeh Stew! This recipe is also great for a meal-prep plan. So there will be no issues with any leftovers!

Hope you give this recipe a try. I’m sure you will enjoy it! If you do, I would love to see your recreation and learn how it went. Leave me a comment here and tag me on Instagram/Facebook/Pinterest/TikTok @demeals.ca #demeals

Fasouliyeh Stew

Recipe by Waseem Hijazi


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  • Meatless Meatballs Mixture
  • 5 Garlic Cloves

  • 400g Meatless Ground Sausage

  • 2 Tsp Pomegranate Molasses

  • 3 Tbsp Olive Oil – divided

  • 1 Tsp Italian Seasoning

  • 1 Tsp Greek Seasoning

  • 1 Tsp Allspice Seasoning

  • 1/2 Tsp Paprika

  • 1/2 Tsp Cayenne Pepper

  • 1/2 Tsp Ginger Powder

  • 1/2 Tsp Onion Powder

  • 1/2 Tsp Salt

  • 1/2 Tsp Black Pepper

  • 2 Tbsp Breadcrumbs

  • Spice Mix
  • 1/2 Tsp Allspice Seasoning

  • 1 Tsp Italian Seasoning

  • 1 Tsp Greek Seasoning

  • 1/2 Tsp Paprika

  • Salt & Pepper – to taste

  • Stew Ingredients
  • 1 Tbsp Neutral Oil

  • 1 Tbsp Vegan Butter

  • 1 Diced Onion

  • 5 Minced Garlic Cloves

  • 2 Tomatoes – small dice

  • 1 Cup Green Beans – cut in half

  • 1 Cup Snap Peas – cut in half

  • 4 Tbsp Tomato Paste

  • 1 Lemon – freshly squeezed

  • 3-4 Cups Veggie Broth – enough to cover the Beans & Peas

  • The Rest
  • 2 Cups Cooked rice

  • Parchment Paper

  • Oil Spray

  • Parsley – for garnish


  • Making the Meatless Meatballs
  • In a food processor, pulse the garlic a couple of times to chop into bits – See notes (1)
  • Add the meatless ground sausage, pomegranate molasses, half the olive oil, and pulse again on low for 5 minutes. Stop and use a spatula to push down the sides.
  • Add remaining olive oil and the spices. Process on low to break down. Stop and push down the sides again. Repeat until well-combined.
  • Add the breadcrumbs and process on high to fully blend into the Meatless Meatballs Mixture.
  • Carefully remove the blades. Empty out the mixture to a large bowl covered in some oil spray. Start forming into 18 small meatballs.
  • Cooking the Meatless Meatballs
  • Preheat the oven to 375 F | 190 C.
  • Heat 1 Tbsp of neutral oil in a pan over medium-high heat. Cook the meatballs for 2-3 minutes on each side (all 4 sides) – until they start browning up.
  • Transfer to a baking pan lined with parchment paper and oil spray. Bake for 10-12 minutes – flipping halfway. Remove and set aside to be added to the stew later.
  • Making the Stew
  • Heat the oil and butter in a large pot over medium-high heat. Prepare the spice mix in a small bowl.
  • Sauté the onion for 5 minutes – until translucent.
  • Add the garlic and cook for another minute – until fragrant.
  • Add the tomatoes and cook for 5 minutes to soften down.
  • Add the green beans and give it a stir. After about 5 minutes, add in the snap peas and spice mix. Give it another stir and cook for 15-20 minutes – make sure the beans and peas have softened.
  • Add the tomato paste, lemon juice, and broth. Stir and bring to a boil. Taste and adjust salt.
  • Add in the baked meatballs, lower the heat and simmer (uncovered) for 10-15 minutes. Remove from heat and serve over a bed of rice, garnished with parsley, and a fresh squeeze of lemon.

    Enjoy your demeal!


  • (1) A food processor is more convenient to use when making the Meatless Meatballs Mixture. You can make the mixture in a bowl with just your hands.

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