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Warm Heart Stew Recipe
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Warm Heart Stew

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"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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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    4 hrs

    4 hrs 15 mins


  1. 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.
  2. Cover, and cook 4 hours on High.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 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!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 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.

Sep 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!

Feb 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.

Dec 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.

Sep 29, 2012

I prepared this exactly according to the instructions with only one change: I substituted 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!

Apr 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.

Feb 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!


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  • Calories
  • 382 kcal
  • 19%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 32.2 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 50 mg
  • 17%
  • Fat
  • 19.8 g
  • 30%
  • Fiber
  • 9.5 g
  • 38%
  • Protein
  • 19.1 g
  • 38%
  • Sodium
  • 1826 mg
  • 73%

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

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