Eggplant & Butter Bean Stew

This delicious eggplant and butter bean stew was referred to by a very picky friend of mine as “the best stew you’ve ever made.” It’s satisfyingly rich from the olive oil and starchy butter beans, silky from the stewed melt-in-your-mouth eggplant, and intensely flavorful from the tomatoes, jarred peppers, and tomato paste.

The exact amounts and sizes of cans/jars in this recipe are not important. It’s a very forgiving stew, so throw in whatever you’ve got. You really can’t go wrong.

If you’ve got a crockpot or a woodstove, this is a great one to leave simmering and (mostly) unattended all day. Enjoy!

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Eggplant & Butter Bean Stew

This delicious eggplant and butter bean stew is loaded with starchy butter beans, silky melt-in-your-mouth eggplant, and rich, flavorful veggies and tomatoes.
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Active Time: 10 minutes
Inactive Time: 1 hour
Servings 4



  • 1 eggplant, small dice
  • 1 can tomatoes, any kind, with juice
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 jar red peppers, drained and diced


  • 2 cups butter beans, cooked or canned


  • 1/4 cup olive oil, 4 tbsp


  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • pinch of salt


  • Put everything in a pot and simmer, covered, for at least an hour or up to 6 hours (in a crockpot or on top of a wood burning stove).
  • The ingredients are all pre-cooked, so it’s just about stewing everything together and letting it get really soft and melded. The goal is for the eggplant to disintegrate and add silky melt-in-your-mouth texture to the stew.
  • Serve over rice, quinoa, or potatoes, or just eat plain!
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  2. Hi Katie

    Any tips on how to cook stews like this and know you’ve got the measurements right per meal as per my own BLE plan? Thanks

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