This chunky sweet potato stew is chili-like in texture and can easily be doubled to feed a crowd. Fresh jalapeno and sweet red pepper give the vegetarian stew a bit of heat, while the black beans provide an ample amount of protein.
Sausage and White Bean Stew with Kale-This sausage stew requires slightly more attention than the average soup. Soak the white beans overnight, and add the smoked sausage during the last 10 minutes of cooking for flavor without losing its taste or texture
Slow Cooker Red Bean, Chicken & Sweet Potato Stew -- the secret ingredient in this kid-friendly recipe is peanut butter. Not only does it make the stew thick and creamy, it adds an extra boost of protein. I would, of course, omit the cilantro.
QUICK SOUP RECIPE: Martha Stewart's Tortilla Soup with Black Beans qualifies with less than 10 ingredients and nominal cooking time. BONUS POINTS for using reduced-sodium chicken broth, which is also available without MSG. It's definitely a Good Thing!
Add a dash of Louisiana hot sauce during the last 30 minutes of cooking time to give this Pumpkin-Kale Calico Bean Stew recipe a pleasant amount of spice. This calico bean recipe is proof that canned pumpkin dishes aren't just for dessert!