Slow Cooker Ham, Kale and Navy Bean Stew Recipe

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Looking for some good Slow Cooker meals for cozy evenings at home?

I’ve been teetering lately on the edge of filling the freezer with delicious dinner meals so that my evenings aren’t spent slaving…okay bending over the stove. The problem is I want to change up a little from the freezer dishes I normally prepare and I’m having a little trouble finding good recipes.

Until now. Did you know that there is a eMeals Slow Cooker Meal Plan? I didn’t. But I do now. Here’s a free taste for you…

The following Ham, Kale and Navy Bean Stew  which is served over homey Cheese Grits appears on this week’s
eMeals Slow Cooker Meal Plans

This delicious dish past the field tested at the eMeals headquarters and works perfectly for lunch or as a make ahead meal you can put in the freezer. Ultimate convenience.

Interested in year-round slow-cooker cooking? Check out the eMeals Slow Cooker Meal Plans

Ham, Kale and Navy Bean Stew


  • 6 carrots, thinly sliced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 lb potato, peeled and cubed
  • 2 (15-oz) cans navy beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (16-oz) package chopped kale (or collard greens)
  • 1 (28-oz) can fire-roasted diced tomatoes
  • 1 (16-oz) package fully cooked cubed ham
  • 1 (32-oz) carton chicken broth


  • 2 cups uncooked quick-cooking grits
  • 1 (8-oz) package shredded sharp white Cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons butter

For Stew: Combine the carrots, onion and potato in a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker. Top it off with beans, kale, tomatoes and ham; then pour in broth.

Cover and cook on LOW for 8 hours or until vegetables are tender. Stir in salt and pepper to taste.

For Grits: Cook grits according to package directions; stir in cheese and butter until blended and smooth. Serve stew over grits.

The eMeals Slow Cooker Meal Plan is planned out to feed a family of 6 for around $120 per week (or less). Now this is not store specific so this all depends upon where you shop. But that works out to only $2.86/person per meal! Have a smaller family?

There’s also a For Two plan available. The recipes utilize basic ingredients that should all be available at your local grocery store, and appeal to your whole family.

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