Vegan Mushroom Bourguignon served over Potato Cauliflower Mash. All Cooked in an Instant Pot together with PIP (pot in pot). Vegan Gluten-free Nut-free Recipe, can be Soy-free.
This Vegan Bourguignon uses mushrooms and veggies, loads of flavor addition, and 1 Pot. I also steam the potato and cauliflower while the mushrooms cook, Pot in Pot Cooking. It saves time and pots. Mash the steamed veggies, add herbs of choice, some non-dairy milk for creaminess, and serve. You can cook the potatoes/cauliflower separately if you like and also make this on the stovetop. See recipe notes below for Stovetop instructions and times.
Ingredients Mushroom Bourguignon:
2 tsp oil
1/2 (0.5 ) medium onion chopped
4 cloves of garlic finely chopped
10 oz (8 oz) sliced mushrooms mixed or white or cremini
1/4 cup (58.75 ml) brandy or whiskey or red wine or use broth
3/4 cup (75 g) chopped carrots
1 cup (101 g) chopped celery
3/4 tsp (0.75 tsp) dried thyme or 1 tbsp fresh
1/4 tsp (0.25 tsp) garlic powder
1 tbsp soy sauce, tamari for gluten-free, coconut aminos for soy-free
2 tsp tomato paste
1/2 cup (125 ml) water or broth
1 tbsp cornstarch or arrowroot starch mixed in 3 tbsp water (you can also add 2 tbsp of the mashed potato mixture to thicken)
1 cup (30 g) of spinach or greens
1 large potato cubed small
1 cup (100 g) cauliflower florets (heaping cup)
1 tbsp olive oil
2 to 4 tbsp non-dairy milk
1/4 tsp (0.25 tsp) each salt garlic powder
black pepper to taste
Heat the Instant Pot on Saute. Add oil. When the oil is hot, add the onion, garlic, mushrooms, and a good pinch of salt and give them a quick mix. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes until golden on some edges. Add a tbsp of water if browning too quickly.
Add the wine and mix well for a few seconds to cook out the alcohol.
Add the carrots, celery, thyme, and garlic and mix well. Add the soy sauce, tomato paste, 1/3 tsp salt (if using water or unsalted broth) and water/broth and give it a mix. Cancel saute. You can also add in 1 bay leaf and some rosemary for flavor variation at this point.
Place the steamer basket on top of the mushroom mixture. Add potato and cauliflower to it.
Close the Instant Pot lid. Pressure Cook for 9 to 10 minutes (Manual hi-pressure). Add a minute if using a larger quantity of either mushroom mix or potatoes, or if doubling.
Let the pressure release naturally once the cooking is complete. Open the lid and carefully remove the steamer basket.
Put the pot on saute, Add cornstarch slurry and give it a mix (you can also add 2 tbsp of the mashed potato mixture to thicken). Add spinach or baby kale and black pepper and mix. Bring the mixture to a boil to thicken, then cancel saute. Taste and adjust salt and flavor.
Meanwhile. Transfer the steamed potato and cauliflower to a bowl and mash roughly. Add garlic powder, salt, pepper, olive oil, non-dairy milk, and optionally fresh/dried herbs of choice(eg. thyme, rosemary, chives) and mash well to preferred consistency.
Serve the mash layered with the mushroom bourguignon. Garnish with some fresh thyme or basil and black or white pepper.
Notes Stovetop: Follow Steps 1,2,3 in a shallow saucepan or skillet over medium heat. Add 1/2 cup more broth, Partially cover, and cook for 10 to 15 mins. Add cornstarch slurry or some mashed potato and spinach and mix in. Taste and adjust flavor and simmer until saucy. Make your mashed potatoes, by boiling 12 to 14 mins or as you like. Mash and serve with the stew.
TIPS TO MAKE DELICIOUS VEGAN BOURGUIGNON
You want to use less liquid when pressure cooking for a roasting effect on the mushrooms. Much more concentrated flavor. You can add more broth later while simmering after pressure cooking
It is ok if some of the liquid from the mushrooms comes into the steamer.
Change up the fresh herbs for variation
This recipe is easily doubled, with or without the pip, with or without potato. Just add 2 more mins of cooking time.
For additional protein, add some white beans to the potato and mash. or serve the dish with a side of beans, or add some cooked beans or lentils to the cooked mushrooms and simmer for a few mins.
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