Hearty Mixed Bean Stew with Sausage

Hearty Mixed Bean Stew with Sausage


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


8 h 15 m servings 277 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 277 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 10.7 g
  • 16%
  • Carbs:
  • 29.7g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 16.7 g
  • 33%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Sodium:
  • 1607 mg
  • 64%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  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.


  • *Or on HIGH for 4 to 5 hours.
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  1. 9 Ratings


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 a...

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 c...

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 ag...

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 oregan...

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.

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 cooke...

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 ...

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 c...