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Great Northern Bean Stew Recipe
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Great Northern Bean Stew Recipe

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This thick and hearty stew is sure to chase the winter chills away.—Mildred Sherrer, Fort Worth, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 55 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 55 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound bulk pork sausage
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 can (15-1/2 ounces) great northern beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 cups chopped cabbage
  • 1 cup sliced carrots
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 274 calories, 15g fat (5g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 937mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 8g fiber), 11g protein

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, cook sausage and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add the next 11 ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 50-60 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  2. Stir in parsley; cook 5 minutes longer.
    Freeze option: Freeze cooled stew in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally and adding a little water if necessary.
    Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Great Northern Bean Stew in Taste of Home October/November 2004, p52


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Joan1908
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2016

"I used hamburger instead of sausage, as I don't like sausage. Left out the hot sauce. We loved this. Definitely will make again."

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Sciakath
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2015

"Talk about a hug in a mug! After taking the advice of several reviewers to increase the bean content (I put in two large jars of Great Northern beans, water and all, instead of the one 15-oz. can), this turned into the most comforting, hearty, flavorful creation I have had in a long time! We provide meals to my elderly in-laws, and the fact that this is so nutritious and freezes well will make this tops on my list!"

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lauritex
Reviewed Nov. 11, 2015

"I did start to make this but then realized there was no liquid at all in it except for the tomatoes. Had to add water. Wasn't impressed with this stew."

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Shoes58
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2013

"loved this, but next time will add more beans!!"

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bentleyinn
Reviewed May. 10, 2013

"Husband loved this and has asked for it again"

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Quietza
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2011

"This was delicious!! Perfect for snuggling on the couch on a cold night!!"

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huntnmama
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2011

"Excellent!!! The only thing I will do different next time is to double the recipe, because there wasn't enough!!!"

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mjacustoms
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2011

"My family loved this recipe. I did however have to add some water when cooking this down and next time I make it I will double the northern beans."

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superjaybird
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2010

"This has become a staple in my home."

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MJeffries
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2010

"I have made this several times during the winter months. It is always a hit. My husband wants me to make cornbread with it the next time! Very tasty."

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