The Ultimate Hoosier Stew: Easy & Delicious Dinner Recipe


Hoosier Stew

Hoosier Stew is a very easy dinner to prepare, and everyone will be surprised at just how delicious it tastes. This stew recipe is made using three key ingredients of smoked sausage, potatoes, and green beans to make an utterly amazing dinner. 

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Hoosier Stew – Green Beans, Potatoes and Smoked Sausage

Hoosier stew is a delicious stew that is very simple to prepare. There are three basic ingredients to this stew. They include green beans, potatoes, and smoked sausage. This recipe is often one of my family’s go-to meals when we want something that tastes amazing but does not require a lot of work to prepare. 

Hoosier Stew Ingredients: (Full Recipe At The Bottom Of The Post)

Smoked sausage
Green beans
Salt and pepper
Beef broth or bouillon cubes 
Corn starch or flour
Almonds (optional)

Key Ingredients

There are three main ingredients for this recipe which, make up this dish. Those three ingredients are sausage, potatoes, and green beans. Below are some details on what works best for each of these key ingredients. 


There are several different types of sausage you can use when making this dish. My favorite kind to use is smoked beef sausage. However, if there is another kind of smoked sausage you prefer, other kinds may also be used. 


Basic yellow or red skinned potatoes work best when making this dish. However, if you are looking for a diet friendly meal, yellow skinned or red skinned potatoes may be substituted with sweet potatoes instead. 

Green Beans

There are many kinds of green beans you may try using. I often prefer to use cut canned green beans, however, if you prefer other types, please use those. Types such as fresh, and frozen may also be used, and will also taste amazing. 

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How To Make Smoked Sausage, Potatoes, and Green Beans

There are all kinds of ways you can prepare our version of Hoosier Stew. We will cover a few variations later. To start, we will focus on your preferred method, which is a combination of using your stovetop and baking the entire mixture. 

If you have a cast iron or enamel Dutch oven, this will work best to make Hoosier Stew. But if not, you can simply use a sauté pan then transfer your mixture to a baking dish with a lid or cover it in foil. 

In your cast iron pan, place it over a burner turned to medium-low heat. Drizzle olive oil into the bottom of your pan and add diced onions and minced garlic. Cook stirring occasionally until your onions become transparent. 

When your onions are transparent, add your potatoes and ½ cup water. Let them warm and begin to cook for about five minutes. 

Add slices of sausage and green beans to your mixture. Stir until combined. Top with chopped almonds if desired. Pour in the water with a beef bouillon cube dissolved in it. Cover your stew, and place in the oven at 375°F for about thirty minutes, or until your potatoes are soft. 

Remove from oven. Once cooked, remove ½ cup of broth, and whisk together with 1 Tbsp corn starch until thickened up. Once thick, and no lumps remain, pour it back into your stew. Stir to combine. Garnish with sliced almonds if desired. Serve and enjoy! 

Tips For Making Potatoes, Smoked Sausage, and Green Beans Recipe

The main challenge is to fully cook your potatoes. Because your smoked sausage and green beans will not take as long to warm up and cook, you will likely want to gauge your entire dish by the potatoes. 

If you are trying to time your dinner up, and need it to cook longer, try turning your oven down to 300°F and letting it cook for about an hour at the lower temperature. Sometimes, I prefer to make my dish further in advance, rather than pulling it all together at the last minute. Cooking it longer at a lower temperature can help a lot with this.

Hoosier Stew Recipe


6 yellow or red potatoes, diced
1 can cut green beans
1 medium onion
2 Tbsp garlic
1 lb smoked sausage
1 ½ cup water
Beef bouillon cubes
1 Tbsp corn starch
Sliced almonds, optional
Olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste


Step 1: Sautee onion

Place your Dutch oven over medium-low heat. Drizzle some olive oil in the bottom of the pan and add your onion and garlic. Cook until onions are transparent. 

Step 2: Potatoes

Add diced potatoes to your mixture with ½ cup water. Stir to combine and cook while covered for 5 minutes. 

Step 3: Green Beans and Sausage

Add in cut green beans, sliced sausage, and 1 cup water with beef bouillon dissolved in it. Stir to combine. Cover and place into the oven. Preheat your oven to 375°F and bake covered for 30 minutes, or until potatoes are fully cooked. 

Step 4: Broth

Once cooked, remove from the oven. Remove ½ cup broth. Pour into a bowl with 1 Tbsp corn starch. Whisk together until no lumps remain. Pour back into the mixture, stir. Season with salt and pepper as desired. If desired, garnish with sliced almonds. Serve and enjoy! 

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Recipe Notes and Tips

Some people prefer this dish without the gravy included. If that is your preference, then simply leave out the water with beef bouillon dissolved in the water. This will make your Hoosier Stew more of a Hoosier bake, which will also taste wonderful. 

Also, please note that sliced almonds are optional. While they go well in this dish, some people prefer to not include them because they add a bit of crunch, to a dish that is not otherwise crunchy. 

Nutrition Facts

The nutritional facts for your Hoosier Stew may vary from what we calculate here. However, to help give you an idea of where this recipe stands, we have included a breakout for you here. 

We estimate that this recipe may contain 408 calories per serving. It may also contain 23.3g fat, 54mg cholesterol, 804mg sodium, 36.3g carbohydrates, and 13.6g protein. 

Most of the calorie and fat content will depend on the type of sausage that you are using. While the types of potatoes will also play a factor, be sure to pay close attention to the nutrition label on your smoked sausage if you are looking to lower the calories for this dish. 

Recipe Variations

There are many different recipe variations for making Hoosier Stew. We will first look at different ways you can prepare the same recipe, and then we will look at how you can mix this recipe up to make similar foods. 

Slow Cooker/Instant Pot Sausage, Potatoes & Green Beans (Paleo/Whole30)

There are two main variations on how you can make this Hoosier Stew that is not using a Dutch oven. These are to either use your crockpot or instant pots. Below we will look at how you can use these to make delicious Hoosier Stew. 

Crock Pot Sausage Green Beans And Potatoes

If you are like many people, you don’t have a lot of time to spend making meals in the kitchen. So, you often rely on your crockpot to get the job done. Making Hoosier Stew can easily be done in your crockpot and will taste wonderful when you get home from work. 

How To Make Crockpot Sausage, Green Beans, and Potatoes

Making Hoosier Stew in your crockpot is very easy. Simply drizzle some olive oil on the bottom of your pot, then pour in your diced potatoes, then add your onions and garlic, followed by sliced sausage and green beans. Top with salt and pepper to taste. Pour in ½ cup water, cover, and cook on low heat for about 8 hours. 

Crockpot One Pot Sausage Meal

Making Hoosier Stew in your crockpot is a very handy recipe to keep in your back pocket. It’s great because you can literally layer your ingredients in your crockpot, then leave, and dinner will be all ready when you get home. 

Instant Pot Smoked Sausage And Potatoes With Green Beans

Perhaps you are a lover of all things instant pot. Never fear, Hoosier stew can easily be made using your instant pot in about fifteen minutes flat. 

How To Make Instant Pot Smoked Sausage and Potatoes

To make Hoosier Stew in your instant pot, begin by turning your pot on to heat for a minute or two, then turn it to sauté. Add your onions and garlic with a bit of olive oil to the bottom of your pan. Allow to cook for 2-3 minutes, before you turn your pot off. Pour in your beef bouillon and water, along with your sausage, potatoes, and green beans. Close your pot, and seal the vent knob. Pressure cook on high for 2 minutes. Let pressure release naturally after cooking for at least 5 minutes. Then stand away from the vent steam if you do a quick release of your pressure. Or just let the pressure release naturally. Stir together your ingredients, season with salt and pepper as desired, serve and enjoy! 

Sausage Green Bean Potato Casserole

There is one other method you may use if you desire. That is to make this stew in a casserole dish. Simply layer all of the ingredients together, starting with the potatoes on the bottom, followed by sausage, green beans, onions, and garlic. Bake covered for 35-45 minutes at 375°F.

Hoosier Pork Spare Rib and Sweet Potato Stew

Another version of this recipe is to make the same recipe as given above only substitute pork spareribs for the smoked sausage. Then change out your red or yellow-skinned potatoes, for sweet potatoes. Otherwise, prepare as instructed above. 

A Quick One-Pot Dinner With A Kick Of Heat

Another variation of this recipe is to add a bit of spice to this dish to get a kick of heat. You can do this in several ways. If you like a bit of heat, try adding some red pepper flakes to your dish. You can also try adding some hot sauce to your finished dish. 

Hoosier Corn Casserole

For those of you who love corn, you may also enjoy baking your Hoosier Stew in a casserole dish, and adding some corn to it! About 4 cups of corn will do nicely for this casserole. You may also enjoy leaving out the water with beef bullion in it, and instead mixing 3 eggs, ½ cup sour cream, ½ cup half and half, ¼ cup flour, ½ tsp salt, and ¼ tsp pepper. Stir these ingredients together in a bowl, to create a sauce, fold this mixture into your casserole dish. 

Hearty Hoosier Beef Vegetable Soup – Best of the Best

Hoosier beef vegetable soup is similar to your Hoosier stew, only it is turned into a soup, and more ingredients are added. You may also choose to keep your sausage included or try using a chuck roast instead. Combine your green beans, potatoes, onion, garlic, and meat with canned tomatoes, baby carrots, and corn. Use beef broth as the base for your soup, and flavor with salt, pepper, garlic, and a few red pepper flakes, or Cajun seasoning if you desire a bit of heat. 

Hoosier Steaks Chili Recipe

Hoosier chili recipe is very similar to a normal chili recipe. It starts off with cooked ground beef, mixed with onions, celery, kidney beans, corn, tomato juice, and chili seasoning. Then add in a tablespoon of brown sugar, elbow macaroni, and salsa, to make a very tasty chili recipe for a cool day. 

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Smoked Sausage, Green Beans And Potatoes – Hoosier Stew

Hoosier Stew is a very simple dish, but it tastes amazing. You simply combine the key ingredients of smoked sausage, green beans, and potatoes, along with onions, garlic, broth, and your desired seasonings to make a tasty and very easy dinner that the whole family will love. 

Hoosier Stew Is A One-pot Hearty Meal The Whole Family Will Love!

Hoosier Stew is an easy meal that can be made using only one pot. It is made from a mixture of potatoes, green beans, and smoked sausage to produce a surprisingly delicious meal that the whole family will enjoy. Give it a try today and let us know what you think about it! 

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