Lori Lori is a work-at-home mom of three living in Noblesville, Indiana.

One of the meals I remember eating delicious homemade meals at my grandparents’ house while I was growing up is this Hoosier Stew recipe. It’s a really easy and hearty “Midwest” type of meal (hence the word Hoosier) and it is simple to put together, too. You can get all of your ingredients chopped and in the Crock Pot in ten minutes or so. I spend a lot of my afternoons with my kids doing art projects — and trying to think of things to do with all of the kids’ artwork — so easy and inexpensive meals like this one get two thumbs up in my book!

Here are the ingredients for my Hoosier Stew recipe:

1-2 lbs. smoked sausage (this is one or two packages)
4 medium potatoes
4 cans green beans, drained (you can use fresh green beans, too, of course)
1 10-ounce can of chicken broth
salt and pepper to taste


Cut the smoked sausage into pieces.

Wash and peel (if you want, or you can leave the peel on) the potatoes. I usually peel two of the potatoes and leave the skin on two of them.

Put the sausage, green beans, and potatoes into the Crock Pot. Pour in the can of chicken broth. Add salt and pepper to taste. Cook in the Crock Pot on low for 8-10 hours. Serve!

This meal warms up really well and is perfect for leftover meals, which is another bonus. I love to have a decent list of dinnertime meals so we eat in and save money, and this Hoosier Stew recipe is a frequent request in my house. In families where parents head to work during the day, this is an easy recipe to have cooking for you and your family that’s ready to go when you all arrive home. It’s still one of my favorites and I hope you love it too!

What are your favorite Crock Pot recipes?

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