Here's a hearty stew to feed a hungry crowd - it features a colorful array of beans simmering with sausage and chicken broth, that slow cooks for hours, leaving you free to enjoy the day.
cost per recipe: $12.42
Cook the sausage in a 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat until well browned, stirring often to separate meat. Pour off any fat.
Stir the sausage, broth, black pepper, carrots, celery and beans in a 5-quart slow cooker.
Cover and cook on LOW for 7 to 8 hours.
Stir in the tomatoes. Cover and cook for 1 hour or until the beans are tender. Sprinkle with the cheese.
Wonderful and easy
I cooked this with the dried 15 been soup instead of just the 3 beans suggested. This is absolutely wonderful
my family loved this
I stuck with the recipe only using my homemade chicken stock and substituting smoked sausage because that's what I had on hand, and it was FANTASTIC
i used 1tsp organo 1tsp thyme 1tsp rosemary and 12 cups chicken broth made a harty soup for family and friends
Slow Cooker Hearty Mixed Bean Stew with Sausage
I soaked my beans overnight in a brine of 8 cups of water and 3 Tbsp. salt to ensure that the bean skins would be soft. I drained the beans before adding to the crockpot but forgot to reduce the amount of chicken broth to allow for the rehydration of the beans. So, ours was soup instead of stew but had a very pleasing flavor. Next time I will reduce the chicken broth by 2 cups and see if that makes it more "stew like". I also used some chicken broth to deglaze the pan after browning the sausage to add that flavoring to the stew.
Next time I might use spicy sausage for more flavor
This nutritional information refers to each serving of the entire recipe and not just the products used as ingredients.