Shitake Navy Split Pea Crock Pot Stew


Can’t beat the simplicity of crock pots and simple, healthy foods. Just about fat-free, great, complementary protein dish.


  • 1lb navy beans (7C full beans)
  • 1C split Peas, 1 cup
  • 3.5C (1-28oz can) Diced Tomatoes in Tomato Juice OR equivalent of 4 beef tomatoes
  • 1.5oz. Dried Shitake Mushrooms
  • 12 (30g) Chinese Dried Red Chili Pepper
  • 2T dried oregano
  • 2T parsley flakes
  • 1t cumin


  1. Pre-soak the beans.
  2. If you’re not using canned tomatoes, dice the tomatoes
  3. Take all ingredients except mushrooms and put into a 4Q+ crock pot.
  4. Fill with water to 1″ from brim.
  5. Add dried mushrooms (no need to soak).
  6. Cover and put on “low for 8 hours.


Yield: 12-1C servings


Prep time: 5 Elapsed time: 8 hours (plus bean soak time