HH Slow-Cooker White Bean, Spinach & Sausage Stew
By: Kristi Good
1. 2 cups dried cannellini beans
2. 5 cups unsalted chicken stock
3. 1 14.5 ounce can roasted tomato’s, drained
4. 1 teaspoon kosher salt
5. ½ teaspoon black pepper
6. 4 garlic cloves, lightly crushed
7. 1 teaspoon rosemary
8. 6 ounces spinach-and-feta chicken-and-turkey sausage (such as Applegate Organics), cut diagonally into 1/2-inch-thick slices or sausage of choice.
9. 5 ounces baby spinach, roughly chopped
10. ¼ cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
11. 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
· Step 1 Sort and wash the beans; place in a large Dutch oven. Cover with water to 2 inches above the beans; cover and let stand 8 hours. Drain the beans. Place the beans in a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker. Add the stock, tomatoes, salt, pepper, garlic, and rosemary sprigs. Cover and cook on LOW until the beans are tender, about 7 hours.
· Step 2 Lightly mash the bean mixture with a potato masher, breaking up the tomato and garlic. Add the sausage to the slow cooker; cover and cook on LOW until thoroughly heated, about 20 minutes. Add the spinach and parsley, stirring just until the spinach begins to wilt. Discard the rosemary sprigs. Ladle the stew into bowls; drizzle evenly with the oil before serving.