Pumpkin-Kale Calico Bean Stew
Rinse beans; drain. In a large saucepan combine beans and enough water to cover beans by 2 inches. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Remove from heat. Cover and let stand for 1 hour. Drain and rinse beans.Advertisement
In a 4-quart slow cooker combine beans, vegetable stock, pumpkin, onion, cumin, oregano, chili powder, and salt.
Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 11 to 12 hours or on high-heat setting for 5 1/2 to 6 hours. If using low-heat setting, turn to high-heat setting. Stir in kale, tomatoes, edamame, and hot sauce. Cover and cook on high-heat setting for 30 minutes more. Makes 6 servings.
For easy cleanup:
Line your slow cooker with a disposable slow cooker liner. Add ingredients as directed in recipe. Once your stew is finished cooking, spoon it out of your slow cooker. Once the food is out of your slow cooker liner, simply dispose of the liner. Note: Do not lift or transport the disposable liner with food inside.