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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 still had some left over. Using 1/4 cup of each type of bean you have to keep an eye on it as I had to add more liquid to it twice. I'm sure I'll be making this during the fall and winter. A very good recipe. Thanks Swanson!
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 started it the next morning. Dinner was done when we came through the door! We really like the flavor Swanson's Chicken Broth brought to the stew! I've never used dried beans in a slow cooker before! I'll be doing that from now on. Both cost effective and tasted better! Thanks Swanson for a great recipe!
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 work (yes I work too lol) and I wanted dinner to be ready. To save time I used canned versions of all of the beans. You really don't lose any flavor at all doing this. Be aware though that you don't need nearly as much broth if you use canned beans. Next I substituted the tomatoes in the recipe for 2 cans of diced fire-roasted tomatoes. The first time I made this those things were hard to find kind of a hassle to use with the oil and trying to slice them etc. And I never used them again. The fire-roasted tomatoes added a nice flavor and really beefed up that "stew-like" consistency. Also the second time I left out the celery. But since pepper was the only seasoning the dish called for I found myself wanting more flavor. So I started shaking in all kinds of stuff; onion powder garlic flakes a dash of cumin. I even put a couple of shakes of some left-over BBQ rub in there. It was awesome. But make no mistake the original recipe is what gets my 5 star rating. So easy and so flexible. Great for "keep it simple" cooks like me.
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 home from work or school in the afternoon. I suggest serving it with a small side salad and fresh warm bread from the oven. This is a perfect fall meal!
I made several changes. I used smoked sausage without casing pintos and cannellini beans. I added a green pepper and yellow zuchinni. I also added cumin coriander and white pepper. I threw it all in for about 8 hours on low. Then used about 1.5 cups with 2 tbsp cornstarch for a slurry to thicken before re adding it back. Served with crusty bread. It was awesome!!!
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 onion with the celery and carrots. I couldn't add all the broth because my crock was full. The beans were done at about 5 hours so I had to set the crock to warm until the family arrived. The family loved this I'll be making this again.
I soaked my beans overnight. Used 14 oz of Italian sausage added onions zucchini broccoli mushrooms. Used stewed tomatoes because I didn t have sun dried tomatoes. Used garlic powder Italian seasoning and a bay leaf for more seasoning. I used about 8 cups left over turkey broth.
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