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