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Slow Cooker Black Bean Turkey Sausage Stew

A delicious and easy recipe for slow cooker black bean turkey sausage stew.  It requires very little prep but packs a lot of flavor into every bite!

A delicious and easy recipe for slow cooker black bean turkey sausage stew. It requires very little prep but packs a lot of flavor into every bite! | honeyandbirch.com

I’ve been working really hard to update my photos and recipes to make them easier to make, understand and look at. New pictures will do that to you – make you hungry and make you want to get cooking.

This recipe was originally published here on June 17 of 2013 and I’ve updated it with some fancy new photos. I’ve also updated the recipe a little bit. My love of black beans, as stated below, has not changed – I am still hopelessly obsessed with them. 🙂


My love of black beans strikes again.

So far, we’ve made black bean burgers, black bean dip, and Cuban black bean soup.  Today, I made slow cooker black bean turkey sausage stew.  It is so delicious and so hearty.

I can still smell the cumin in the kitchen – I love cumin almost as much as black beans.

A delicious and easy recipe for slow cooker black bean turkey sausage stew. It requires very little prep but packs a lot of flavor into every bite! | honeyandbirch.com

When you have cans and cans of black beans around, its hard not to use them when you’re throwing something together.

Slow Cooker Black Bean Turkey Sausage Stew

A delicious and easy recipe for slow cooker black bean turkey sausage stew. It requires very little prep but packs a lot of flavor into every bite! | honeyandbirch.com

This black bean turkey sausage stew just kind of *happened* one day. My slow cooker was looking at me and I just couldn’t help myself. Mr. B and I were looking for something hearty to eat and I started concocting an idea and then this happened.

If you want a thicker stew, take out 1/2 a cup of chicken broth or puree an additional 1/2 cup of soup before adding the turkey sausage.

Don’t do both however … or your stew will be like paste.

This makes a rather small portion, so when I make it again, I’m going to double the recipe.  And I’m probably going to make it again soon.

I had one helping, and then as soon as I finished I went back right away and had a second helping.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Slow Cooker Black Bean Turkey Sausage Stew

Slow Cooker Black Bean Turkey Sausage Stew

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours 30 minutes
Total Time: 6 hours 40 minutes

An easy recipe for slow cooker black bean turkey sausage stew

Ingredients

  • 3 15.5 ounce cans of black beans (drained but not rinsed)
  • 1 cup chopped onions
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup sliced celery
  • 1 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons oregano
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 7 ounces cooked turkey sausage, sliced thin

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients except for the turkey sausage in a slow cooker. Stir. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours.
  2. Remove 2 cups of mixture and put in a blender until smooth. Return to stew.
  3. Add sausage and stir. Cook for an additional 30 minutes on low.


A delicious and easy recipe for slow cooker black bean turkey sausage stew. It requires very little prep but packs a lot of flavor into every bite! | honeyandbirch.com

A delicious and easy recipe for slow cooker black bean turkey sausage stew. It requires very little prep but packs a lot of flavor into every bite! | honeyandbirch.com

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Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai

Friday 27th of February 2015

This looks like a warm and hearty meal. Yum! Please come share your blog posts over at the Home Matters Linky Party! We'd love to have you for a visit. The Door is OPEN. http://lifewithlorelai.com/2015/02/26/home-matters-linky-party-26/ :)

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Stephanie @ Stephanie's az kitchen

Wednesday 25th of February 2015

Great recipe. I LOVE black beans too. Can't wait to try it :)

Jenny B

Wednesday 25th of February 2015

Black beans are my FAVORITE. :)

Cydnee

Monday 23rd of February 2015

I am loving this stew! Yummy! Thank you very much for joining in the celebration of #purebloglove, we enjoy having you each week. I hope to see you on Thursday at 8PM, EST through Sunday night. ~Cydnee

Jenny B

Monday 23rd of February 2015

Thanks Cyndee!

Karren Haller

Saturday 21st of February 2015

You stew looks so good right now, thanks for linking on Friday Feature, I have pinned your post to our Friday Feature Board!!! Have a great weekend, Karren

Jenny B

Sunday 22nd of February 2015

Thanks Karren!

Corinne

Thursday 19th of February 2015

I have had several different varieites of black bean soup but I love the added protein of the turkey sausage in your recipe. I can't wait to try this! Thank you for linking it up at the This Is How We Roll Thursday party.

Jenny B

Friday 20th of February 2015

Black Bean soups are my absolute favorite :) Thanks for stopping by!

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