This recipe is simple and flexible because you can substitute ingredients you have on hand, and it still turns out delicious. I didn't have dry white wine but substituted a bottle of beer. I didn't have enough potatoes so I added some cubed frozen hashbrowns. Surprisingly, I used half the onions (and I love onions), but maybe we just grow our onions bigger in Idaho. I also added a couple cups of white beans just for flavor and used linguica sausage instead of sweet Italian because it's what I had. I left the cheese out of the pot to add separately so there wasn't a cheese covered pot to clean. You could add zucchini or whatever vegetable you felt like if you didn't want to use green beans. I found this recipe on epicurious.com, and it is originally from Bon Appetit April 1991 by Joanie Moscoe of North Caldwell, New Jersey. Thank you Joanie for posting this easy and delicious stew! Serving size is estimated because it was not listed.