Polish Sausage-Lima Bean Stew (Crock Pot)

Recipe by Pierre Dance
READY IN: 4hrs 40mins
SERVES: 12-14
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1
    lb baby lima beans, sorted,washed,soaked overnight
  • 4
    cups chicken stock or 4 cups vegetable stock
  • 4
    tablespoons olive oil
  • 2
    medium onions, chopped
  • 2
    cloves garlic, minced
  • 2
    green bell peppers, seeded,deveined,chopped
  • 4
    stalks celery, chopped
  • 3
    red potatoes, finely chopped
  • 12
    lb baby carrots, quartered lengthwise
  • 1
    (6 ounce) can tomato paste
  • 12
    teaspoon crushed red chili pepper flakes
  • 2
    lbs Polish sausage, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 14 - 12
    cup potato flakes
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DIRECTIONS

  • Pour stock into crock pot, set on high.
  • Add beans.
  • Heat a heavy frying pan over medium-high heat.
  • Add Oil.
  • Add Onions, Garlic, Bell Peppers, Celery, Red Potatoes, and Baby Carrots.
  • Saute (Stir fry)'til Onions are translucent.
  • Add crushed Red Chiles and Tomato paste, mix well.
  • Add vegetables to crock pot.
  • Reduce heat to low, cook 3 hours.
  • Add Sausage, cook 3/4 hour.
  • Add enough Potato Flakes to thicken as desired.
  • Cook 15 minutes more.
  • Serve with a Peasant Loaf or maybe Cornbread or Cornsticks.
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