I felt like making a soup that had ingredients that all of my family loves. So voila! My warm heart stew contains all of the best beans and robust bratwurst of the season. We enjoy this, and my family even asks me to make it in the summer!

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the bratwursts, carrots, and onion in a slow cooker. Pour in chicken stock and beef broth. Mix in sauerkraut, pinto beans, kidney beans, navy beans, basil, parsley, and salt.

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  • Cover, and cook 4 hours on High.

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Nutrition Facts

382.4 calories; 19.1 g protein; 32.2 g carbohydrates; 49.6 mg cholesterol; 1826 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (29)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
09/11/2006
I really enjoyed this recipe! It's easy to make the flavor was complex without being overpowering. It did taste better the second day primarily because some of the starch from the beans helped to thicken up the soup. I think next time I'll mash up an extra can of pinto beans and add it thicken it up a bit. A really nice stew/soup! Thanks! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/01/2011
Everyone ate this and liked it well enough but said it was missing an unknown ingredient. We think maybe smoked sausage or smoked kielbasa would have given this a higher rating. Read More
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36 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 17
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
09/11/2006
I really enjoyed this recipe! It's easy to make the flavor was complex without being overpowering. It did taste better the second day primarily because some of the starch from the beans helped to thicken up the soup. I think next time I'll mash up an extra can of pinto beans and add it thicken it up a bit. A really nice stew/soup! Thanks! Read More
(14)
Rating: 4 stars
09/11/2006
I really enjoyed this recipe! It's easy to make the flavor was complex without being overpowering. It did taste better the second day primarily because some of the starch from the beans helped to thicken up the soup. I think next time I'll mash up an extra can of pinto beans and add it thicken it up a bit. A really nice stew/soup! Thanks! Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
03/09/2009
It may sound like a strange recipe but the broth turns out so flavorful! I used smoked sausage because I don't care for brats and both times I used different a different combination of beans. Black-eyed peas kidney beans and pinto beans are my favorite combination. This is going to be a staple in the colder months! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/23/2011
The only ingredient change I made to this recipe was using dried basil instead of fresh (I just didn't have any). I let this simmer on Low while I was at work all day. YUM. This was so so good. Filling and comforting on this particular snowy day. Can't wait to taste the leftovers. I can see this becoming a staple. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2009
This turned out delicious. I added a tablespoon each of Dijon mustard and white wine vinegar for extra flavor. I also added some Lil' Smokies I had leftover. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/29/2011
My hubby and mother-in-law LOVED this. I thought it was tasty but waaay too salty. I'm kinda picky about salt though. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2018
As I always do I prepared this exactly according to the instructions: Turkey Kielbasa Light (2 Packages chopped up like hamburger) and it was AWESOME! The whole family loved it and my wife even stated this was the kind of food you just keep eating because you can't stop. I served mine with Texas Toast (garlic bread) and a side sald and it was a wonderful meal. Highly Reccomend it! I will put this on our fall/winter menu for sure! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/04/2013
very good! My husband has requested it again. I had some brats and also some smoked sausage so added both. This is good recipe to have as if you don't have one type of sausage or beans you can easily substitute! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/01/2011
Everyone ate this and liked it well enough but said it was missing an unknown ingredient. We think maybe smoked sausage or smoked kielbasa would have given this a higher rating. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
11/03/2010
Yum! I didn't have carrots but I figured it would be a good addition to the flavor of the broth so I used a bottle of carrot baby food! Sounds crazy but it worked in a pinch. Took this to a pot luck and got tons of compliments. Read More
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