Total Time
2hrs 20mins
Prep 2 hrs
Cook 20 mins

This recipe is my own creation. I was looking for something hearty and that my kids would eat. They don't like dry beans - so I was skeptical at first. They loved it and the first time I made this - there wasn't any left! We had this with homemade breadsticks for a filling meal. This recipe freezes well. I have also taken it to potlucks. It is a crowd pleaser. Yield is approximate.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine all ingredients. Let simmer for a couple hours so flavors will blend.
  2. Enjoy with your favorite bread.
Most Helpful

Great! I used soaked dried beans, ham stock (made from holiday ham bone) instead of water and gravy mix, and added salt, garlic, savory, and parsley.

MahnaMahna January 01, 2009

Am taking your word that this freezes well, 'cause that was a prime reason for my making it! One thing I DO KNOW is that it IS great tasting! I didn't have home-canned beans (& probably never will!)! I did use a fairly large onion, & that's no problem for us! Great with a nice whole wheat bread! [Tagged, made & reviewed for one of my teammates in Aus/NZ Recipe Swap #14, Mar 08]

Sydney Mike March 20, 2008