This protein-packed slow cooker stew is the perfect autumn meal. Our recipe takes 6-7 hours on LOW, so you can get your prep work done in the morning and have a comforting dinner on the table when the kids get home from their after school activities.
Smoked sausage, white beans and slow cooked chicken make for a flavorful soup, especially with the addition of Italian herbs and spices. We also include chopped kale in this recipe for healthy vitamins and nutrients.
It's easy to sauté the onion, celery, carrots and garlic in the stovetop safe crock. Then, just add broth and whisk in flour until thickened. The remaining ingredients (except the kale) can be added to the crock while on the stovetop. Bring the entire mixture to a boil, cover and transfer to the slow cooker base.
When it's time to eat, mix in the kale and ladle the stew into bowls. Any leftovers will make a hearty lunch the following day.