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Smokey Navy Beans and a Little Kale

by Permanent Posies on April 16, 2012

Smokey Navy Beans

I threw together these beans in about 5 minutes in the crockpot and ran out the door for the day.  Oh, my!  They were delicious.  Just saying!  They were good enough for a meal.

I always have homemade chicken broth in the freezer.  If you buy roasted chicken or if you make it yourself, don’t forget to boil the bones before you toss them.  Store it in the freezer and anytime you need some in a recipe, pull it out,  

Also, a piece of bacon never hurts the taste!  Again, just saying…..

I only had a little kale and decided to throw that in the last 30 minutes.  I loved the addition.

But the smoked ham I used…..and only about 4 ounces of it…..was really good ham.  It was not lunch meat but a ham that had been smoked over night by a local church.  So, it was quite smoky and delicious all on it’s own.  The flavor of it, along with the bacon, was awesome. 


Smokey Navy Beans and a Little Kale
Recipe Type: Side Dish
Author: Susan Root Merritt
  • 1 pound dried navy beans
  • 4 oz smoked ham (cut in chunks)
  • 1 piece of bacon
  • 6-8 cups of chicken broth
  • 3-4 cups of fresh kale
  • 1/3 chopped onion
  • Liberally sprinkle the following spices: salt, pepper, garlic powder, Adam’s Reserve SW Rub
  1. Cook all the ingredients except the kale on low in a slow cooker for 6-7 hours.
  2. The last 30 minutes, turn it on high and throw in the kale.
  3. Serve it as a side dish or add a little more liquid and serve as a soup with cornbread.


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{ 11 comments… read them below or add one } April 16, 2012 at 8:14 PM

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mjskit April 16, 2012 at 9:14 PM

Great looking soup! Love the combination of white bean and kale! Thanks for hosting this hop! Hope you have a wonderful week!

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Justa April 17, 2012 at 8:02 AM

Love the white beans and kale recipe! Thanks for hosting! I shared Skillet Fried Chicken Breasts today. :)

Michelle April 17, 2012 at 9:12 AM

Thank you for hosting! Great variety linked up today. Love it!

Danielle@Poor and Gluten Free April 17, 2012 at 10:27 AM

Oooh I love kale. This looks great! I’ve shared a tutorial on making your own seed and nut butters at home, super cheap and easy. I use sunflower seeds for demonstration :)

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