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Beer and Smoked Sausage Stew

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 8 hours


12 servings (3 quarts)

Cold weather means it's time for hearty, comforting meals. This slow-cooker stew is perfect for keeping warm on even the coldest nights, and the meal is ready when you are. Feel free to add corn, peas, green beans or other veggies —Jesi Allen, Gastonia, North Carolina


  • 4 large potatoes, cubed
  • 2 pounds smoked sausage, cut into 3/4-inch pieces
  • 2 bottles (12 ounces each) beer
  • 2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 ribs celery, sliced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced fresh thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary
  • 2 tablespoons butter, cubed


  1. In a 6-qt. slow cooker, combine the first 10 ingredients. Dot with butter. Cook, covered, on low until vegetables are tender, 8-10 hours. Discard bay leaves before serving.

Can you freeze Beer and Smoked Sausage Stew?

Freeze cooled stew in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally; add a little broth if necessary.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 357 calories, 22g fat (10g saturated fat), 56mg cholesterol, 979mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 14g protein.

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