Sausage, potatoes, and green beans cook together in this simple slow cooker or Instant Pot recipe. Both paleo, and whole30, this healthy one-pot meal can be served any time of the week.
I obviously didn’t make up this recipe. This is a classic recipe also known as Hoosier stew. Personally, I grew up eating this. My Mother made this all the time. Years later, now I understand why. It’s easy and good. She used red potatoes, added onions, and made it on the stove. I used sweet potatoes and made mine in the slow cooker.
Sausage – I used a smoked turkey sausage. The recipe calls for smoked sausage. The brand it’s important. As with most of my recipes I encourage you to your preferred sausage or a sausage that fits your lifestyle and budget. For a list of whole30 compliant sausage brands, click HERE.
Potatoes – before you say this isn’t paleo, I used white sweet potatoes. I used sweet potatoes (they come in many colors like white and purple) because I wanted this to be not just whole30 compliant but paleo as well. You can use your preferred potato whether it be white sweet potatoes, orange-fleshed yams, red or yellow potatoes, etc. Waxy potatoes work better in the slow cooker because they hold their shape better in the low & slow cooking method. If you use a non-waxy potato like a sweet potato, cut it in a larger chunks than usual. This will help it hold it’s shape. If you overcook it, it will turn to mush.
Green beans – frozen green beans?? Yup. Well technically there were fresh at one point but when I realized I wasn’t going to use them before they went bad, I froze them. I freeze fresh produce all the time. It’s a great way to preserve your vegetables. Plus frozen veggies are great for using in slow cooker or Instant pot recipes. If you don’t like green beans, substitute another vegetable like broccoli. I didn’t make this with canned green beans so I can’t speak to that. I suggest frozen for fresh.
You don’t need more than the 1/3 cup of broth if you’re using the slow cooker. You’re not trying to turn this into a soup or a stew. Please note that you’ll need a full cup of broth if you’re using the Instant Pot.Print
- 14 ounces smoked sausage, cut into 1-inch rounds
- 3/4 lb sweet potatoes or potatoes, peeled & chopped
- 1 lb fresh green beans, trimmed
- 1/3 cup for slow cooker, 1 cup for Instant Pot low-sodium broth
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 1/4 tsp paprika
- Add all ingredients to the slow cooker. Stir to mix well.
- Cook HIGH 2-3 hours, LOW 4-6.
- Add all ingredients to the Instant Pot. Stir to mix well. Be sure to include the 1 cup of broth or water. Close and seal vent.
- Select manual setting and set time for 12 minutes. Quick-release pressure when cook time is completed.
I used a 3.5-quart slow cooker for this recipe but it can easily be doubled and cooked in a 5 or 6-quart.
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