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SPINACH, BEAN & MUSHROOM STEW (SPANAKI, FASOLIA KAI MANITARIA STIFADO)

Ingredients
  

  • 500 grams Spinach
  • 5 medium size Onions
  • 2 tablespoons Tomato Paste
  • 3 fresh Tomatoes diced
  • 2 cloves Garlic optional
  • 500 grams Mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup Dill chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Vinegar
  • 1/2 cup White or Red Wine
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 1 Cinnamon stick
  • 1/4 cup Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1/2 cup Kidney Beans

Instructions
 

  • Slice the mushrooms. For this recipe you can add in all sorts of mushrooms.
  • I love kidney beans for this recipe, but you can use any type you like. 😉
  • Chopped the tomatoes
and peel outer skin off the onions.
  • Wash spinach thoroughly and drain.
  • Add olive oil into sauce pan and toss in the onions, (no dicing or chopping necessary for the onionand sautĂ© until soft. I didn’t use garlic in this recipe but if enjoy garlic just diced the 2 cloves and toss into sauce pan.
  • I usually was and drain the dill.
  • Add in the mushrooms, dill, tomatoes, tomato paste, cinnamon stick, bay leaves. SautĂ© for a few minutes. Add the wine, (I used white wine because I didn’t have red on hand but it comes out just as delicious)..:) vinegar. SautĂ© and let this cook for about 10 minutes. Add in the spinach, beans, salt and pepper.
  • Cook for another 10 minutes on medium heat, and until the sauce has thickened and has combined with the rest of the ingredients.