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Smoky Bean Stew Recipe

Smoky Bean Stew Recipe

Glenda Holmes of Riley, Kansas gets this satisfying sausage-and-bean stew started in the slow cooker, then spends the afternoon curled up with a good book. "It's an effortless meal that tastes great," she relates.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 4 hours YIELD:6-8 servings


  • 1 package (16 ounces) miniature smoked sausage links
  • 1 can (16 ounces) baked beans
  • 2 cups frozen cut green beans
  • 2 cups frozen lima beans
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced fresh carrots
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon prepared mustard


  • 1. In a 3-qt. slow cooker, combine all ingredients. Cover and cook on high for 4-5 hours or until vegetables are tender.
    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: 6-8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 363 calories, 16 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 40 mg cholesterol, 1,057 mg sodium, 42 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber, 14 g protein.