Pork & Beans Stew

Photo by Stephanie Knewasser

From the kitchen of Stephanie Knewasser

In a large saucepan combine:

1 1/2 c beef broth (little less than 1 can)

2-3 celery ribs, chopped

3-4 carrots, thickly sliced

1 medium onion, chopped

Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover & simmer 5-7 minutes or until veggies are crisp tender.

Stir in:

46 oz V8 juice

14 1/2 oz can diced tomatoes, undrained

12 oz tomato paste

1 Tbsp oregano

1 1/2 tsp pepper

1/4 tsp garlic powder

Cover & simmer 40-45 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a skillet, cook:

1 1/4 lb ground pork over medium heat until cooked through.


Add pork to the stew.


3/4 c canned kidney beans, rinsed & drained

3/4 c canned great northern beans, rinsed & drained

Cover & simmer 30-45 minutes more.

Stir in: cooked small shell pasta


  • It freezes well without the pasta- just add pasta after thawing.