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Hearty Ham-and-Collard Stew

Prep time 20 mins
Cook time 1 hr, 5 mins
Yield Makes 8 servings (serving size: 1 1/2 cups)
This good-luck dish is tasty any time of the year. Let the collards enjoy a long simmer, then add the beans at the end.

Ingredients

  • 1 large sweet onion, diced (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 3 celery ribs, diced
  • 1 (8-ounce) lean ham steak, diced
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1 (14-ounce) can fat-free chicken broth
  • 1 (29-ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 (1-pound) package fresh collard greens, washed, trimmed, and chopped
  • 3 (16-ounce) cans pinto beans, rinsed and drained

Nutrition Information

  • calories 179
  • caloriesfromfat 12 %
  • fat 2.4 g
  • satfat 0.1 g
  • monofat 0.3 g
  • polyfat 0.4 g
  • protein 13 g
  • carbohydrate 26 g
  • fiber 8.8 g
  • cholesterol 15 mg
  • iron 2.2 mg
  • sodium 748 mg
  • calcium 141 mg

How to Make It

  1. Sauté diced onion, diced celery, and diced ham in hot vegetable oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat 8 minutes or until onion is tender.

  2. Stir in chicken broth, diced tomatoes, and chopped collard greens; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 45 minutes.

  3. Stir in beans, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 10 minutes or until thoroughly heated.