Hearty Ham-and-Collard Stew

Hearty Ham-and-Collard Stew

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.

Southern Living OCTOBER 2005

  • Yield: Makes 8 servings (serving size: 1 1/2 cups)
  • Cook time: 1 Hour, 5 Minutes
  • Prep time: 20 Minutes


  • 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


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.

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

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

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 179
  • Calories from fat: 12%
  • Fat: 2.4g
  • Saturated fat: 0.1g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.3g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.4g
  • Protein: 13g
  • Carbohydrate: 26g
  • Fiber: 8.8g
  • Cholesterol: 15mg
  • Iron: 2.2mg
  • Sodium: 748mg
  • Calcium: 141mg

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