Satisfying Slow Cooker Italian Stew with Cannellini Beans and Kale

March 1, 2012

This slow cooker Italian stew with cannellini beans and kale is a satisfying meal.  Seasoned ground turkey is gently stewed with cannelini beans, tomatoes, chicken broth, and kale.  Prepare the ingredients for the stew the night before and upon leaving for work, throw them in the slow cooker for eight hours.  When you arrive home, dinner will be ready and waiting and all you'll need is a nice chunk of bread and a glass of red wine.  Slow cooker Italian stew is a delicious comforting meal perfect for any night of the week.

Slow Cooker Italian Stew with Cannellini Beans and Kale


2 cans cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
4 cups kale, cut into bite sized pieces
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons basil, dried
1/2 large lemon, juiced
1/2 large onion, diced
pinch red pepper flakes
salt and pepper to taste
8 tablespoons parmesan cheese , shredded
Brown ground turkey in skillet over medium heat until cooked through, approximately 15 minutes.
Add remaining ingredients to slow cooker and cook over low heat for 8 hours.
Serve sprinkled with Parmesan cheese.

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