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Bean Stew Recipes

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Adding vegetables to your pot of beans can create a delicious, hearty main dish. This page contains bean stew recipes.


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By 3 found this helpful
January 22, 2010

This is an easy, hearty and tasty recipe that I take to the Moose Lodge frequently for potlucks.



Put it all ingredients in the crockpot for about 2 hours +/- to warm and mix flavors. Serve with chips. How easy is that?

Name comes from the fact that black beans look like ticks. :)

Servings: 6
Time:10 Minutes Preparation Time
1.5 - 2 Hours Cooking Time

Source: Women of the Moose Cookbook

By Mary C. from San Diego, CA

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By 2 found this helpful
May 24, 2010

It is an easy recipe and everyone loves it, even the kids.



Brown ground meat and drain grease (do not rinse). Add salt, garlic powder, and Cajun seasoning to taste. Let simmer for a couple of minutes (minced garlic can be used but add 3 minutes before you turn off the heat). After a couple of minutes, add all canned goods, Let simmer on low for 30 minutes and your meal is complete.


For smaller families it freezes wonderfully. You may also use 1/2 lb. ground meat with 1/2 lb. chorizo to spice it up more. It changes the taste a little bit but it is still wonderful. It is an anytime meal but is great in the winter for a nice warming meal.

Servings: 8 - 1 cup servings or 4 - 2 cup servings
Time:5 Minutes Preparation Time
45 Minutes Cooking Time
By Lesa from Houston Tx

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By 0 found this helpful
February 8, 2011


  • 2 cans red kidney beans, drained
  • 1 large hog jowl or uncut bacon
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • 1/2 cup corn meal
  • 1 small onion


In large black skillet, cut up the hog jowl or bacon into tiny pieces, no longer than a quarter. Cook until almost crisp, then add the onion also cut into small pieces. Add kidney beans. (Do not remove the grease from skillet, but pour out the juice from the cans of beans.) Allow to simmer for 45 minutes over low heat.


By Robin from Washington, IA

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February 12, 2015

This is a hearty from-scratch stew. The perfect way to warm up on a cold fall or winter day. Many stores carry a 14 bean blend in their bulk foods section but you can also create your own using whatever dry beans you have on hand (red beans, lentils, split pea, kidney beans, white beans, lima beans, etc.)

Total Time: 1 Hour 15 Minutes

Yield: 12-16


  • 4 cups mixed beans
  • 1 1/2 cup ham (either leftover ham on the bone or packaged ham
  • 7 carrots, diced (or equivalent if using baby carrots)
  • 8 celery stalks, diced
  • 1 onion , diced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Rinse beans and soak overnight. If you do not wish to soak the beans (or forgot), you can place them in a pan with 20 cups of water, bring to a boil, and then boil an additional 2-3 minutes before rinsing.
  2. When you are ready to start dinner, drain and rinse beans. They will have doubled in size.
  3. Combine with other ingredients and add enough water to to cover and simmer 1 hour.
  4. Remove ham from bone, if needed, and serve.
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June 13, 2007

Add water to just cover everything. Cook on low for 8-9 hours. Serve over cooked pasta or rice.

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By 0 found this helpful
March 31, 2006

Cook onion, pepper and garlic in the hot oil until onion is tender. Add ground beef and crumble with fork until it loses its red color. Stir in remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer until macaroni is tender and there is little liquid, about 30 minutes.

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February 8, 2006

I start a crock pot of the Sante Fe stew in the morning and just take the crock pot over to our friends' house and keep it on warm. Everyone serves themselves.

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September 8, 20050 found this helpful

Brown beef, drain and rinse with warm water to remove excess fat. Combine beef and rest of ingredients (except cheese and chips) in a Dutch oven. Simmer on low heat till heated thoroughly.

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February 7, 20050 found this helpful

Brown meat and onion in large 10 inch skillet. Add remaining ingredients. Stir and mix well. Simmer 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

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