navy bean stew

★★★★★ 2
a recipe by
Megan Wood
Tampa, FL

Leftover ham? Here is your rescue! This is another hand me down recipe from my Nanny!

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This is an amazing stew and a great recipe for leftover ham. Cooking the navy beans down with the ham bone gave this a savory base. The beans alone are great. Adding cabbage and potatoes is a perfect addition and makes this a hearty stew for colder days. We opted to season with salt, pepper, onion powder, and garlic powder... simple and delicious. This stew is nice, thick and perfect with a big slice of cornbread.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 2
serves many
prep time 10 Min
cook time 2 Hr 20 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For navy bean stew

  • 1 pkg
    dried navy beans, 1 lb. bag
  • 1
    ham hock or ham bone
  • leftover ham pieces (the more the better!)
  • 1 lg
    onion, chopped
  • 3
    russet potatoes, cut into chunks
  • 1
    small head of cabbage, roughly chopped
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
  • your favorite seasonings, to taste

How To Make navy bean stew

  • Ham hock, onions, beans, and water in a bowl.
    Follow directions on bean package for water amount. Cook beans, onions and ham hock for 1 hour.
  • Ham chunks, potatoes, and cabbage added to the pot.
    Then, add extra ham chunks, potatoes, and cabbage (more water may be needed).
  • Seasoned stew simmering.
    Season to taste. Simmer for hours until potatoes and cabbage cooked.