Mushroom and Black-Eyed Pea Ragout

Serve this thick and hearty vegetarian stew over creamy Parmesan polenta.

A ragout (ra-GOO) is a thick stew of meats or, in this case, vegetables. It’s great with the creamy Parmesan Polenta, but also good with mashed potatoes or even grits.

35 min Prep: 10 min Cook: 25 min
Serves: 6 Save

Ingredients (16)

  • 3 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large onion, sliced vertically
  • 1/4 pound shiitake mushrooms, tough part of stems removed, thickly sliced
  • 1/4 pound mixed mushrooms (such as cremini, baby bella and oyster mushrooms), sliced
  • 4 clove garlic, crushed
  • 2 1/2 cup mushroom or vegetable broth
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 2 can (15-ounce) black-eyed peas, drained
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon honey
  • 1/8 teaspoon Tabasco
  • 1 bunch hearty greens (kale, turnip, mustard or chard) washed, thinly sliced and blanched
  • Parmesan Polenta (See Recipe)
  • Fresh shaved Parmesan, optional


  1. Heat oil over medium heat in a large nonstick skillet. Add onion, mushrooms and garlic; saute until onions are soft, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add broth, tomato paste, wine, black-eyed peas, salt, pepper, honey and Tabasco; bring to boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes or until sauce thickens slightly. Stir in greens; cook until thoroughly heated.
  3. Spoon Parmesan Polenta into serving bowls. Top with ragout and garnish with Parmesan shavings, if desired.