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Spiral Ham Stew Recipe

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American


  • olive oil some for sautéing the vegetables
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 10 ounces shredded carrots
  • ¼ bulb fennel chopped
  • ½ cup fresh cauliflower broken into pieces
  • ½ cup broccoli florets broken into pieces
  • 15 ounces kidney beans canned, with liquids
  • 15 ounces Great Northern beans canned, with liquids
  • 1 tablespoon fresh sage minced
  • 3 cups diced spiral ham
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Heat up a tablespoon or two of olive oil in a sauce pan or soup pot over medium high heat. When hot, add the onion and cook for a few minutes before adding the garlic. When the onion is slightly browned, add the carrots and cook for 2 - 3 minutes.
  • Add the cauliflower and broccoli and continue cooking for another 2 - 3 minutes. Add the beans with their liquids and fresh sage, stir everything together and cook for 10 minutes. Do not let this boil. It should just simmer.
  • Since the ham is already cooked, it only needs to be reheated with the beans. This should take about 5 minutes.
  • Taste and adjust seasonings with salt and pepper.
  • Serve with rice or couscous or by itself. This is one of those delicious, "what's on hand" meals perfect during the week when you are looking for something quick & easy. I'm sure it would be great with leftover beef, chicken or pork as well.
  • Let me know what variations you come up with for the rest of us to try.


Optional - whatever else you enjoy in your stew like mushrooms or what's on hand that needs to be cooked soon