- 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
- 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.
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.
Reviews for Great Northern Bean Stew
"To those of you saying it needs more liquid, trust the process! As the cabbage cooks down, there will be plenty of liquid. Adding water will take away from the deliciousness! I've made this recipe dozens of times over the years...it has never let me down. (I add more brown sugar and hot sauce, my family's preference)"
"I used hamburger instead of sausage, as I don't like sausage. Left out the hot sauce. We loved this. Definitely will make again."
"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!"
"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."
"loved this, but next time will add more beans!!"
"Husband loved this and has asked for it again"
"This was delicious!! Perfect for snuggling on the couch on a cold night!!"
"Excellent!!! The only thing I will do different next time is to double the recipe, because there wasn't enough!!!"
"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."
"This has become a staple in my home."