1 1/4 cups dry navy beans
4 cups water
1/2 pound bulk pork sausage
1 2 1/2 to 3 pound broiler-fryer chicken, cut up
1/2 cup finely chopped carrot
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 1/2 cups tomato juice
1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons instant beef bouillon granules
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dried basil, crushed
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed
1/2 teaspoon paprika
The day before you are to use the recipe, in large saucepan bring beans and water to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 1 1/2 hours. Pour beans and liquid into bowl. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
While beans simmer, shape sausage into 18 balls; brown the meatballs in a skillet. Remove meatballs, reserving drippings in skillet. Cover meatballs; refrigerate overnight. Sprinkle chicken pieces with salt and pepper; brown in the reserved drippings. Remove chicken; cover and refrigerate overnight.
The next day, in an electric slow crockery cooker place chicken, meatballs, carrot, celery, and onion. Drain beans; mix beans with tomato juice, worcestershire sauce, bouillon granule, and seasonings. Pour over meat mixture in crockery cooker. Cover; cook on low heat setting for 8 hours. Remove chicken and meatballs. Mash bean mixture slightly; serve with meat. If desired, serve with toasted French bread slices. Makes 6 servings.
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