Recipes and Cooking Country Bean Stew 3.7 (3) Add your rating & review A trio of meats -- lamb, Italian sausage, and ham -- make this tomato and bean stew filling and satisfying. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on June 14, 2011 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Prep Time: 30 mins Cook Time: 15 mins Stand Time: 1 hr Total Time: 8 hrs 45 mins Servings: 6 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 6 cup water 2 cup dry Great Northern beans 3 large carrots, coarsely chopped 12 ounce lean boneless lamb, cut into cubes 8 ounce bulk Italian sausage 3 medium onions, coarsely chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced 3 cup water 1 teaspoon instant beef bouillon granules ½ teaspoon dried thyme, crushed ½ teaspoon dried oregano, crushed ¼ cup dry red wine ⅓ cup tomato paste (1/2 of a 6-ounce can) ½ cup cubed cooked ham ¼ cup snipped fresh parsley Directions In a large saucepan, combine the 6 cups water and the dry beans. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat. Cover and let stand for 1 hour. Drain beans; rinse with cold water and drain again. In a 4- to 5-quart slow cooker, combine beans and carrots. In a large skillet, cook lamb, sausage, onions, and garlic over medium heat until sausage is brown, breaking up sausage as it cooks. Drain off fat. Transfer meat mixture to cooker. Stir in the 3 cups water, the bouillon granules, thyme, and oregano. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 7 to 8 hours or on high-heat setting for 3-1/2 to 4 hours. In a small bowl, stir wine into tomato paste; add to mixture in cooker along with ham and parsley. Cover and cook for 15 minutes more. Makes 6 servings. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 470 Calories 12g Fat 51g Carbs 35g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 6 Calories 470 % Daily Value * Total Fat 12g 15% Saturated Fat 5g 25% Cholesterol 69mg 23% Sodium 732mg 32% Total Carbohydrate 51g 19% Protein 35g *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.