8 servings (serving size: 1 1/2 cups stew and 1 tablespoon cheese)

How to Make It

Combine first 11 ingredients in a large electric slow cooker. Cover with lid, and cook on high-heat setting for 6 hours. Add zucchini and next 7 ingredients (zucchini through nutmeg); cover and cook on high-heat setting an additional 30 minutes or until beans are tender. Ladle into individual soup bowls, and sprinkle with cheese.

Ratings & Reviews

TechTeacher's Review

January 23, 2011
I've been making this recipe since it was first published. I've tweaked it to personal taste, but it's a good foundation from which to work. Not sure why there are so many complaints. The recipe is easy to make and has an outstanding taste. Not to mention the fact that the house smells great while it cooks. I added a little cracked pepper and coarse salt...maybe 1 tsp each..at the beginning. I also added about 1/4 tsp. oregano and a pinch of red pepper flakes. I serve this dish with garlic bread and a glass of cold Peroni. Beer goes with everything.

ladywild's Review

January 17, 2010
Very good! It might be a lot of ingredients but its so easy to make. Will definitely make again