Great Northern Bean Stew

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

It seems like this family favorite recipe came from an old Pillsbury Bake-Off Cookbook, but I'm not certain. I only know that we enjoy this quick-to-make and delicious stew often on brisk fall and winter evenings.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook sausage in heavy stockpot; add onions and carrots when sausage is half-cooked; cook and stir until sausage is done; drain fat from pot.
  2. Add all remaining ingredients and bring to boil; reduce heat, cover, and simmer 15 minutes until vegetables are tender; add up to 1 cup of water until stew is desired consistency; heat through and serve.
Most Helpful

This was an awesome recipe! I had to sub in a few ingredients because we were to poor to go to the store but luckily my husband is a sales food rep and we had a sample of this pecan smoked bacon which is also amazing by itself. So I used the bacon for the meat and then I didn't have any cabbage so I subbed in some chopped frozen spinach. It's awesome and the spice mix was great. We ended up putting in 1/4 cup of brown sugar only because the bacon has such a smoky (but sophisticated) flavor and it ended up perfect. Thanks so much!

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We loved this stew Deb. It was thick, rich and filling, with alot of flavour and great textures. It was quick and easy to make. I will definitely be making this again. I used hot italian sausage and I didn't add the extra water. I found that the vegetables produced a lovely broth that I didn't want to water down. I did use coarse sea salt and cayenne pepper. Thanks so much for sharing this great dish.

5 5

This is a hearty delicious bean recipe! I used my Seasoning for Gound Pork (Italian-Style Sausage) in place of the pork sausages, and omitted the thyme and increased the brown sugar and vinegar, it's a recipe that only gets better with refrigeration time! we loved this, thanks for sharing Deb!...Kitten:)