Slow Cooker Sausage and Bean Stew

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A hearty stew for the slow cooker. All you need is some crusty bread.


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makes approx. 4 quarts
35 Min
7 Hr
Slow Cooker Crock Pot


  • 1 lb
    smoked sausage
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1
    48-oz. container reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 3 c
    dried great northern beans
  • 2 c
    yellow onion, chopped
  • 3/4 c
    carrots, chopped
  • 1/2 c
    celery, chopped
  • 10
    garlic cloves, sliced
  • 1 Tbsp
    fresh sage, chopped
  • 2 tsp
    kosher salt
  • 1 tsp
    freshly ground black pepper
  • 1
    parmesan cheese rind
  • 1
    sprig fresh rosemary
  • ·
    garnishes: chopped fresh parsley, parmesan cheese

How to Make Slow Cooker Sausage and Bean Stew


  1. Cut sausage into 2-inch pieces and halve sausage pieces lengthwise, cutting to but not through the other side. Cook half of the sausage in 1 tbsp. hot oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat 2 minutes on each side or until browned. Transfer sausage and drippings to a 7-qt. slow cooker. Repeat with remaining sausage and oil.
  2. Add 1 cup broth to skillet and bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring to loosen browned bits from bottom of skillet. Boil 1 minute or until reduced by half. Stir beans, next 8 ingredients, boiled broth mixture, 3 cups water, and remaining broth into slow cooker. Cover and cook on HIGH 7 hours or until beans are tender. Discard cheese rind.
  3. Stir mixture with rosemary sprig 30 seconds to 1 minute; discard rosemary. Remove 1 cup beans and process in a blender 1-2 minutes or until smooth. Stir pureed bean mixture into slow cooker (repeat procedure with 1 more cup beans, if a thicker consiistency is desired). Serve immediately.

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About Slow Cooker Sausage and Bean Stew

Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Healthy

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