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Spicy Beans with Turkey Sausage

Here's a jambalaya-type dish that comes together in the slow cooker. It's a wonderful way to warm up cold winter nights and works equally well for casual get-togethers or family dinners. For extra pizzazz, top with sour cream or shredded cheese, or try it with a loaf of crusty bread. —Dorothy Jordan, College Station, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Cook: 5 hours
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1 pound smoked turkey sausage, halved and sliced
  • 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15-1/2 ounces) great northern beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1-1/2 cups frozen corn
  • 1-1/2 cups salsa
  • 1 large green pepper, chopped
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1/2 to 1 cup water
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin


  • In a 5-qt. slow cooker, combine all ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours or until heated through. Stir before serving.
    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.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/3 cups: 350 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 47mg cholesterol, 1412mg sodium, 51g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 12g fiber), 26g protein.

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  • MonicaTMartin
    Jun 20, 2015

    Easy and delicious.

  • ivorykeys
    Aug 6, 2014

    This recipe is quick to prepare for crockpot. Great taste but not spicy. I did use medium salsa as written and 3/4 cup of water. I will try 2 cups of salsa next time.

  • jgbex1
    Feb 16, 2014

    the taste was just OK. It was very easy to make

  • murrell006
    Sep 5, 2013

    I think it needed a little more spice. Tasteful and low cal.

  • maryboone
    Mar 1, 2013

    I would make this again. But I would bake it in a pumpkin. Clean it out and oil the outside with oil rmember to put the top back

  • BethAskren
    Feb 13, 2013

    Absolutely loved this super simple recipe!!! I did tweak for personal preference. I added an additional 1/2 tsp cumin and used chili beans instead of kidney beans!! I also made it on the stove but will definitely try crock pot I just didn't wanna wait. Will probably need to double recipe next time. Yummy

  • Delores14
    Jul 2, 2012

    Great comfort food recipe, bonus points for also being a crock pot recipe. Perfect for a weeknight family dinner. I made a minor substitution using pinto beans instead of northern because I had one not the other. I opted for mild salsa since I'm not into "spicy" food. However, for those who like more heat, you can adjust accordingly. Left overs the next day were just as tasty as round one. Easy, tasty and filling! Definitely adding it to my menu rotation.