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Homemade Hot Pot Stew

 Homemade Hot Pot Stew
This full-bodied stew is ideal for chilly rainy days. So I often try—unsuccessfully—to sneak some into the freezer before my family can eat it all!
8 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Cook: 35 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cubed lean boneless pork (1/2-inch pieces)
  • 1 cup cubed fully cooked low-sodium ham
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3 cups cubed red potatoes
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15.8 ounces) great northern beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon low-sodium chicken bouillon granules
  • 1 teaspoon low-sodium beef bouillon granules
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach

Directions

  • In a Dutch oven or soup kettle coated with cooking spray, brown pork
  • over medium-high heat. Add ham, green pepper, onion, celery and
  • garlic. Reduce heat to medium; cook for 8-10 minutes or until
  • vegetables are just tender, stirring occasionally. Add the next nine
  • ingredients. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until
  • potatoes are tender. Add spinach and cook until heated through.
  • Yield: 8 servings (2-1/2 quarts).

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Nutritional Facts: 1/8 recipe equals 268 calories, 4 g fat (0 saturated fat), 31 mg cholesterol, 493 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 8 g fiber, 22 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1-1/2 lean meat, 1 vegetable.