Why Stews Days on Tuesdays? No reason, other than because it rhymes. Every Tuesday, look for a new stew recipe. Same place, same time.
What is it about a hearty stew that makes you feel better, especially on a cold day? For me, it’s a comfort food memory from when I was little. What about for you?
Oh, and enjoy!
- 12 lb sausage (smoked, halved and sliced)
- 1 onion (diced)
- 1 carrot (diced)
- 1 celery rib (sliced)
- 1 garlic clove (minced)
- 1 turnip (peeled and diced)
- 2 potatoes (peeled and diced)
- 16 ozs great northern beans (drained and rinsed)
- 3 cups beef broth
- 2 cups water
- 6 ozs tomato paste
- 1 tsp creole seasoning
- 1 cup spinach (fresh, chopped)
- 1 tbsp cornstarch
In a Dutch oven over medium-high heat, saute smoked sausage until it starts to get a little color and the fat begins to render. Add the onion, carrot, celery, and garlic to pot. Saute until vegetables have begun to soften. Add remaining ingredients except spinach and cornstarch. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat, and simmer, covered, for 30 minutes or until vegetables are cooked through.
Mix the cornstarch with a little water to make a slurry. Add to the pot along with the chopped spinach. Simmer for a few more minutes until stew has thickened slightly.