Friday, January 29, 2016

Sausage and Bean Crockpot Stew

I made an incredible stew in the crockpot yesterday that was not only super easy to make but oh, wow, the flavors were amazing!


 As an added bonus it's healthy, to boot - what's better than that? 


This time, not only did I take photos, I also took note of measurements. 


I hope you will add this to your recipe bucket list - it's worth it for sure!


Ingredients

13 oz Hillshire Farm Sausage, Hardwood Smoked, Chicken, Sliced. 

28 oz can crushed tomatoes

1 large onion, chopped

bell pepper, chopped

1 cup sliced carrots

4 garlic cloves, minced

2/3 cup celery, chopped

15 oz can Bush's Cannellini Beans, drained and rinsed 

2 cups fat free reduced sodium chicken broth

1 1/2 tsp McCormick Mediterranean Herb Seasoning

2 cups chopped greens - I used beet greens that I had chopped and froze at the end of gardening season. You can substitute any greens you prefer, such as Spinach, Kale, Escarole. 


Throw all ingredients except for the chopped greens into the crock pot, set it on low, and go do something else for the day. I went to work. 


When I came home, the house smelled divine! 

I took some cornbread out of the freezer, and the beet greens, and poured a glass of wine. 


When it was time to serve dinner, I threw the beet greens in a few minutes before we ate just to wilt them. 


I topped the soup with freshly grated Parmesan and served with warm cornbread. 

And the rest of my wine. 

It was a very, very good meal. My tummy was happy. 


This made 8 portions, which makes this a very inexpensive meal. 

And if any of you are following Weight Watchers (the current Oprah version) this stew is only 3 points per serving. 

Guess what's for lunch today? 

I can't wait. 





38 comments:

  1. Yum, this sounds and looks delicious! I'm going to copy it and put it on my list to make. Soups are so good this time of year! Thanks you for your sweet visit! Have a great weekend.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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    1. It was so amazing, Shelia - and super easy to make!

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  2. Ohh yum! Love the fact that it can all be thrown in the crockpot, while you do other things! Your pictures are excellent, great lighting! (I struggle with good lighting here in the winter). And a bonus that you have extra meals all ready to go :)

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  3. Well that is a very pretty bowl of soup. It does look healthy...I was always told the more colorful your meal the healthier it is. You know not all beige and brown. Good time for soup too. Blessings to you, xoxo,Susie

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    1. No good if it's healthy and tastes awful though, am I right? This one is so tasty you don't even notice it's healthy!

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  4. Your food always looks so much better than my food...
    Brenda

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    1. And your house always looks better than my house - there, we're even!! :)

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  5. Yum, that looks really good! I don't mean to be rude...just trying to help people eat "clean"...I noticed this sausage has corn syrup in it. Does it also contain nitrates or nitrites? There are ones out there now that don't have this. Don't know if this matters to you, but though I'd let you know. ;-) Thanks for the wonderful recipe - I'll be pinning!

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    1. I thought of you yesterday when I went to the market - they had these sausages on sale again - buy 2, get 3 free - that's when I usually stock up and keep them in the freezer. Well, I read the label....and left them there! I will have to stock up at Trader Joe's when I'm up there next!

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  6. Yummy, looks delicious! This is the best time of year...we love soups of all kinds. Thanks for the recipe.
    Your poinsettia looks great...mine has started dropping leaves like mad, it will be naked if it keeps up!
    Have a great weekend.

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    1. I have two other very large pointsettas in the guest room that are dropping leaves like mad - this one in the kitchen is happier, not sure why!

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  7. Oh that does look good! I will have to give it a try. Thank you for sharing your recipe. :)

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  8. Oh that does look good! I will have to give it a try. Thank you for sharing your recipe. :)

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    1. Hope you like it, Debbie! I'm sure you could use ham instead of sausage....either way it would be great.

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  9. Oh my, this looks soooo good! This is the prefect time of year too. Must try!

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  10. It looks delish! I make something similar but it's always changing due to what's on hand. Fortunately, I've always got quarts of home canned tomatoes and that gives it a really good foundation. We're in agreement, it's always better the second, even third, day.

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    1. I must try canning my own tomatoes this year....I think I'm afraid!!

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  11. You make me want to be a better cook! :)

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    1. And you make me want to be a better writer!! :)

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  12. Thanks for the recipe. That sounds absolutely DELICIOUS!!!! Saving it to my files. xo Diana

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    1. I hope you enjoy it, Diana - winter's not over yet, lots of time for soups left!

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  13. I am definitely going to have to try that! Healthy and delicious? I usually think that's an oxymoron, but I will take your word for it and put the ingredients on my shopping list. :-) It's supposed to snow (AGAIN!) in a day or two, so this will do quite nicely. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. And lots of lunches for school, Mimi - you can freeze in individual portions to make things easier during the week!

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  14. Tastes good and healthy at the same time? Win-win :) I have never tried beet greens before, though I adore roasted or pickled beets! I will make it a point to try them this year. Thanks for the recipe!

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    1. And I don't really like beets but I saved the greens just for soups and stews - I don't think they taste any different than any other healthy green you throw into soup. Spinach, kale, chard, escarole. As long as they are chopped they don't get 'stringy' - you know?

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  15. That looks so good! Yum!!
    It seems like you have very little waste when it comes to food, which is something I've been thinking about lately. For years I cooked for a big family and now I'm finding it hard to cook in the right portions. Also, since moving I've not been using our freezer - I need to have an electrician add an outlet in the garage (I've had one bid of $595 to do this.). All that to say I really want to do better and have less waste. You inspire me.

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    1. Sweet Tea, I had to jump in here and encourage you to call another electrician! We did the same thing for $100 but it took a couple of calls to find the right person.

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    2. I had my freezer delivered to the garage before I even moved into my house so I could transfer everything over from one house to the other without any waste! I don't know how I could live without it. And yes, you are right, I do try not to waste food. It drives me nuts when my kids waste food...which is why I'm getting them to pick things up at the market here and there, to teach them the price of things!

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  16. Wow, that sounds delicious! I"m pinning it - may even make it this week!

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    1. Our local Tops market has those sausages on sale this week - buy 2, get 3 free, I believe. Can't beat that!

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  17. That sounds amazing and to have only 3 points is such a bonus! We have been meal prepping a lot around here. I'm going to make this. Love that it has chicken sausage. :)

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    1. 3 pts is the perfect amount for a lunch, for sure!! Saves more points for wine! :)

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  18. What an awesome recipe! I love that you topped it with parmesan cheese!
    xo
    Jemma

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    1. I think I top all my soups with Parmesan Cheese, Jemma!!

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