Prep Time
15 Mins
Cook Time
4 Hours
Yield
4 Servings

This White-Bean and Sausage Stew is an easy weeknight slow cooker meal that your family will love. One online reviewer claims, "I have made this recipe twice so far and it has been absolutely delicious both times - so simple yet savory and flavorful!"

How to Make It

Step 1

Poke holes in sausages and put in a large nonstick skillet. Add 1/4 cup water; bring to a boil. Lower heat and cook sausages, turning, until lightly browned and water has evaporated, about 10 minutes. Transfer to a plate. Heat oil in skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic; cook, stirring often, about 3 minutes. Add beans, tomatoes and thyme.

Step 2

Put half of bean mixture into a slow cooker. Arrange sausages on top, followed by remaining beans. Cook on high for 4 hours. Check after 2 hours and add water if mixture looks dry.

Step 3

Remove sausages; slice thickly. Season beans with salt and pepper. Return sausage to stew. (Stew can be kept, frozen and tightly sealed, for up to 1 month.)

Ratings & Reviews

SerenityPeace's Review

Angie
October 01, 2012
I thought this was great. Since my man likes things spicy I made this with jalapenos diced into it and an extra clove of garlic. Although the original version is delicious as well. Just simple and good

Shawanda
December 16, 2015
Posted before I was finished. This tastes like beans with spaghetti sauce. I can eat about anything but I cannot eat this. It's in the garbage and I am picking up pizza for dinner. There is no way the family will eat this. One of the worst recipes I have ever tried

Wonderful!

Diane
January 05, 2017
This was really good. I made a few changes. I used smoked turkey sausage instead of italian and cut it prior to putting it in the crockpot, I added garlic salt (about 1 tbsp I think), I used 4 garlic cloves instead of just 1, I did not drain the beans or tomatoes, I added a little salt and pepper before starting the crockpot, & I cooked it on low for 8 hrs.

Yuck

debcole3
December 16, 2015
Very bad

Trina444's Review

jppt441
November 11, 2011
N/A

WPCHRIS's Review

tkirkland
November 11, 2011
N/A

MOLLYSOLDMOM's Review

Trina444
September 30, 2011
N/A

jppt441's Review

SerenityPeace
September 30, 2010
This was yummy and easy to make! Definitely will make again! I did increase the garlic per other reviews and checked the liquid after 1-1/2 hours and the liquid was fine. I did not drain the diced tomatoes since hubby & I like having sauce to dip our bread in.

debcole3's Review

MOLLYSOLDMOM
February 18, 2010
this one is a winner! easy, quick and great tasting. my husband claims this was one of the best crock pot recipe's i've ever done. i would check the liquid level after 1.5 hours instead of 2. great recipe, this one is now a family favorite!

tkirkland's Review

WPCHRIS
February 10, 2010
I have made this recipe twice so far and it has been absolutely delicious both times - so simple yet savory and flavorful! Both times I doubled the garlic to 2 cloves and used sweet Italian sausage. The first time, I didn't have the beans called for but I used cannellini beans and black beans and it was still delicious. Next time, I'm making a double batch. A hearty, filling winter stew!