Add beans to boiling water in a 3 qt saucepan or dutch oven; boil for two minutes. Remove from heat and let stand covered for one hour. Brown meat in hot oil; add onion and cook until brown.
Add meat and onion mixture and all other ingredients (except Brussel Sprouts) to the beans; add one cup boiling water. Simmer stew for 1 hour, add sprouts and cook for 15 minutes.Servings: 6