Slow-Cooker Irish Sausage, Bean & Cabbage Stew


The abundance of springy sausage, soft beans and tender cabbage packed into this slow-cooker recipe means that each bite is loaded with varied texture. To make this recipe gluten free, use gluten-free sausage. Serve with bread and Guinness, if desired.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
15 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
15 hrs 50 mins
8 servings


  • 1 pound dried navy beans

  • 5 cups unsalted chicken stock

  • 1 cup diced carrots (from 1 carrot)

  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic (from 6 garlic cloves)

  • 1 teaspoon caraway seeds

  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

  • 4 cups shredded cabbage (about 10 ounces)

  • 1 (14 ounce) can diced tomatoes

  • 8 ounces fully cooked smoked turkey sausage, cut into half moons

  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


  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 or overnight. Drain the beans. Stir together the beans, stock, carrots, garlic, caraway seeds, and pepper in a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker. Cover and cook on LOW until the beans are just tender, 7 to 8 hours.

  2. Mash some of the beans against the side of the slow cooker to thicken and enhance the texture of the soup; stir gently. Add the cabbage, tomatoes, and sausage to the slow cooker; cover and cook on HIGH until the cabbage is tender, about 30 minutes. Stir in the vinegar and salt. Ladle the stew into bowls, and drizzle evenly with the oil.


Multicooker Directions: In Step 1, stir together the drained soaked beans, stock, carrots, garlic, caraway seeds, and pepper in the inner pot of a 6-quart multicooker. Lock the lid; turn Pressure Valve to "Venting." Cook on SLOW COOK [Normal] until the beans are just tender, about 8 hours. Turn off the cooker. In Step 2, add the cabbage, tomatoes, and sausage to the mashed bean mixture. With the lid off, press SAUTÉ [Normal]. Bring the soup to a boil; cook, uncovered, until the cabbage is tender, stirring occasionally. Turn off the cooker. Finish Step 2.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

314 Calories
7g Fat
43g Carbs
21g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 314
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 43g 16%
Dietary Fiber 11g 39%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 21g 42%
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 606mg 26%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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