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Slow Cooker Hearty Mixed Bean Stew with Sausage

Rated as 4.5 out of 5 Stars

"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."
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8 h 25 m servings 319
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. Cook the sausage in a 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat until well browned, stirring often to separate meat. Pour off any fat.
  2. Stir the sausage, broth, black pepper, carrots, celery and beans in a 5-quart slow cooker.
  3. Cover and cook on LOW for 7 to 8 hours.
  4. Stir in the tomatoes. Cover and cook for 1 hour or until the beans are tender. Sprinkle with the cheese.


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  • Time-Saving: You may also cook this recipe on HIGH for 4 to 5 hours.
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Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 319 calories; 15 29.8 17.2 39 1550 Full nutrition

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Oh, my....this was really delicious. It's definitely a stick-to-your-ribs kinda meal. I made cheese quesadillas to go with it. Also, I halved the recipe since there are only two of us and sti...

It was a little salty for me so I added some more garlic and potatoes to cut the aslty flavor and then I added some flour to thicken the broth into more of a gravy - then it was great!

This was very good and an excellent protein source for our family! It came together very easily! I put all the ingredients together the night before in a crock pot, put it in my fridge, and star...

I made this exactly as written the first time, and it was delicious. A rating of the original recipe, imagine that! The second time I made it I had about an hour before my wife got home from wor...

I didn't have everything so used 1/3 cup each black beans, navy beans and small red beans and used a can of crushed tomatoes instead of sundried, and ground mild italian sausage. Added a chopped...

We don't eat sausage so I left it out and added tomato sauce and a green bell pepper. This is a complete meal itself and super easy to make, not to mention the house smells amazing when you come...

This turned out really good and was so easy! I added a little bit more of everything cause I used a full pound of the sausage. I was skeptical that the recipe didn’t call for salt but between th...

Our family enjoyed this simple dish. I enjoyed that it was easy to make. I finished it with a bit of cornstarch slurry to thicken it and serve over rice to feed hungry men and it worked beautifu...