1 (15 ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained . I just added a full Tablespoon of salt and other recipes I have looked at say only 1 teaspoon. (Use less for a thicker stew, more for more of a soup.) This stew is 5+ stars! - The Pretty Bee, 21 Vegan Slow Cooker Recipes That Will Never Fail You | Yuri Elkaim, My Favorite Pinterest Recipes – Belle Auguri, Slow-Cooker Herbed Balsamic Pork Roast | Cafe Johnsonia, Ragoût aux haricots blancs et aux herbes ! I think the beans should have been pre soaked for at least an hour. Now I know why. cup white wine. I’ve been eating vegetarian/vegan for 8 years. I typically cook this stew (and other bean recipes) on high, so maybe that’s an issue I haven’t often run into? Add to the slow cooker along with the diced carrots, celery, onions, garlic, bay leaf and dried herbs. I typically use Great Northern Beans and cook on high for 3-4 hours. Everyone else but you suggested precooking dried beans. In the last 3 weeks I’ve made it twice with kale and once with spinach. It was a hit, and I’ll make it again and again. Vegetable Soup with Pesto Gruyere Toasts from me for Petit Elefant Thanks again for this great recipe. I don’t sauté first because the heat of the stew will wilt the greens nicely. What kind of beans did you use, Margaret? I just would make sure that you leave 1/3 of the room at the top in your slow cooker for the expansion of the beans as they cook. I even pureed a portion of it for my super picky kid, and she loved it. I’m glad you enjoyed the recipe. I soaked the beans for a couple of days and then finished it in the Instant Pot and it worked great! The slow cooker I use is a 6 quart, so I’m thinking you would probably want to use 1 lb. Use of and/or registration on any portion of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement (updated 1/1/20) and Privacy Policy and Cookie Statement (updated 1/1/20). Hi Tina! My mind is swirling with all sort of ideas for healthy meals I want to try to convert to using my slow cooker. Thanks! In any case, I am sorry it didn’t work out for you. But you don’t really need to. This turned out great! Hi Danna! I am going to try this! Creamy White Bean and Kale Risotto-Style Stew from Food Nouveau. It remains one of the most popular recipes we use regularly in our family – I made it again this week, actually! I’m so glad you enjoyed it! :) If you use canned beans, you can totally skip the slow cooker, if you want. Provencal Winter Squash with White Beans I had this going ten hours and it’s really still not acceptable. That is a great idea! I think adding potatoes would be great. I thought it was pretty tasty, but to me it just lacked a little oomph. White Beans with Carrot and Radish Top Gremolata and Pan-Roasted Veggies Great question! They are sometimes sold out of the favorites like Ojo de Cabra and Good Mother Stallard, just keep checking back – those two are literally the best beans I’ve ever made! I followed the recipe to a tee so am not sure why the beans haven’t cooked fully. Hi Tiffany! If the beans never softened even after a long cooking time, the truth is that they were probably old beans. And if you want more veggies, you could also add some diced bell pepper at the beginning of cooking time. It was probably the beans. Hi, I am curious to try this but had a quick question – is there a way I could cook this on the low setting instead of the high so I can put it up before work and have it on all day? It’s the beans. Didn’t come out too great. Top with chicken. Used kale as the greens in my inaugural attempt at this recipe and it was delicious. I’m a big fan of making a big pot of soup on the weekend that will serve as my lunches for the coming week. :). If you have a smaller one, halve the ingredients. The typical salt to dry beans ratio is 1 Tbsp. This was excellent. I decided to microwave two sweet potatoes for 10 minutes then mashed them up with butter and added the mixture to the stew, it made the stew creamy and rich.