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Slow Cooker Winter Stew 2017-03-15T09:12:32+00:00

Slow Cooker Winter Stew

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Slow Cooker Winter Stew

Here, in New England, the winter is chilly, and sometimes with LOTS of snow! On a day like that, you can’t even get out of your house. To warm your body and soul, have this hot and cozy, rich of flavor homemade stew.

Weight Loss Help, Glycemic Index, Low GI recipes, Slow Cooker Winter Stew Great winter meal

  • 6 pork ribs
  • 1 cup of dry white beans
  • 1 cup of dry red beans
  • 2 sweet peppers
  • 4-5 mushrooms
  • 1 tomato
  • 1 zucchini
  • 1 celery stem
  • 2-3 garlic cloves
  • 1 onion
  • ½ pound of smoked sausage or kielbasa
  • 3-4 drops of hot any hot sauce Tabasco® type
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Salt, pepper
  • Green scallions for decoration


  • Leave beans in the water overnight
  • Place beans in a slow cooker and cover with enough boiled water. Cover, and cook on High for about 3 hours
  • Add meat and cook for another 2 hours
  • Add vegetables cut into small cubes, whole onion and garlic cloves, all spices, and cook everything for another hour
  • Last, add smoked sausage, cut into small pieces, and cook for 1 more hour
  • Remove the whole onion and bay leaves from the stew
  • Sprinkle with green scallions before serving

Weight Loss Help

  • Meat (protein) cannot influence to gaining weight
  • Although beans are from carbohydrate group, their Glycemic Index is medium, 40.
  • Vegetables provides lots of fiber, which decreases the total Glycemic Index of this meal
  • If you prefer low-fat meat, cook the stew with chicken or turkey

Feel free to use such vegetables as:

  • Eggplant
  • Cabbage
  • Cornflower
  • Green beans
  • Broccoli


  • Potatoes
  • Carrots
  • Corn
  • Rice
  • Spiced powders (most of them contain sugar and starch)
  • Adding croutons, or eating a stew with bread or toast


Low GI recipes
Weight Loss Mindset
Healthiest Foods to Eat

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