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Hearty Mixed Bean Stew with Sausage Recipe
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Hearty Mixed Bean Stew with Sausage

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"Sun-dried tomatoes are the special ingredient that gives this three-bean stew with sausage a sunny Mediterranean flavor. "

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    8 hrs

    8 hrs 15 mins


  1. Cook the sausage in a 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat until it's well browned, stirring frequently to separate meat. Pour off fat.
  2. 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.
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  • *Or on HIGH for 4 to 5 hours.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 20, 2009

Good basic, Italian bean stew recipe. I was surprised the directions didn't mention soaking the beans first, but perhaps it was assuming you'd know that. I soaked 16 oz. of mixed beans (pinto and gr. northern) overnight, and added a can of red kidney beans when I drained the beans in the AM. 10 c. of broth would have been too much for a stew; I used about 7 1/2 cups. I also added 1 med. chopped onion, 1 minced clove of garlic, some chopped fresh mushrooms, and 1/2 tsp. dried basil. Yummy with fresh Italian bread on the side!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 31, 2009

My hubby and I thought this was pretty good. I wasn't really that crazy about the sundried tomatoes in it. They have a sweet taste to them that we thought didn't really go with it. We both agreed that if we make this again that diced toms would work better. I did add a pretty large head of chopped kale about 20 minutes before it was done. Thanks for the post.

Feb 04, 2009

This soup is wonderful and very easy! I used dry pinto beans and dry baby lima beans and soaked them 8 hrs. I threw the soaked beans, the sausage (I used chicken sausage), 3 chopped carrots, 2 chopped stalks of celery (for a little extra veggies), the sun dried tomatoes and chicken broth in a pot and cooked it. (I actually used my pressure cooker and it was done in 10 mins.) When it was done I added a can of kidney beans, drained. The flavor was amazing and I didn't add anything extra.

Sep 20, 2011

this was a great staple type recipe to get started. I used red kidney beans brown beans and green broad beans, I also added a couple dashes of sage, a splash of EV Olive oil and a dash of oregano to give it some smokey depth. I was quite delighted with the end result - I will use this again! mmm- perfect for the change of summer into fall in canada!

May 22, 2011

Very good. I didn't have pinto beans, so I used black, navy, and kidney beans. Other than that, cooked it right to the recipe. It's a great stew. very hearty, very tasty.

Jun 17, 2012

This is a fantastic recipe. I used far too many beans so mine took FOREVER. I did have to soak them overnight and even then they weren't anywhere near soft enough to cook - even all day. I cooked for five hours on high and then another three or four. I did add the sausage, but then ham and some leftover chicken. I added onion in addition to the other vegetables. I found that 16 ounces of chicken broth was more than enough. I used the loose pork sausage instead of the kind in the casing - and boy is it spicy. An outstanding recipe.

May 25, 2013

This was really enjoyable. I tried making a mixed bean soup recipe before and it didn't turn out so great so I was glad to find this recipe. I used a 15 beans mix I had and it was lovely, great flavor.

Dec 03, 2014

I never cooked anything with beans before. I got this recipe in an email from Swansons. They say nothing about soaking the beans. After slow cooking this all day, we're having soup and grilled cheese for dinner.


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  • Calories
  • 277 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 29.7 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 10.7 g
  • 16%
  • Fiber
  • 8.4 g
  • 34%
  • Protein
  • 16.7 g
  • 33%
  • Sodium
  • 1607 mg
  • 64%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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