Slow-Cooker Tuscan Turkey and Beans

Slow-cooking dried beans with flavorful canned broth is the great start for this garlicky turkey stew, with bright green frozen beans added at the end.

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  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 9 hr 30 min
  • ingredients 11
  • servings 6
 

Ingredients

6
cups water
1
bag (16 oz) dried navy beans (2 cups), sorted, rinsed
3
cups Progresso™ chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
1/4
cup olive oil
3/4
cup chopped parsley
1
tablespoon Italian seasoning
2
tablespoons chopped garlic (from a jar)
1 1/2
teaspoons salt
1/2
teaspoon pepper
1
package (1 1/2 to 2 1/4 lb) turkey thighs, skin removed
1 1/2
cups Green Giant™ Steamers™ frozen cut green beans, thawed

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  • 1 Spray 5-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In 3-quart saucepan, heat water to boiling over medium-high heat. Add navy beans. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer uncovered 10 minutes. Drain; rinse with cold water. Place beans in slow cooker; add broth.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in medium bowl, stir together olive oil, 1/2 cup of the parsley, the Italian seasoning, garlic, 1/2 teaspoon of the salt and the pepper. Press mixture firmly onto turkey thighs. Place turkey on top of beans in slow cooker. Cover; cook on Low heat setting 7 to 9 hours or until beans are tender and turkey pulls apart easily with fork.
  • 3 Remove turkey from slow cooker. Increase heat setting to High. Stir green beans and remaining 1 teaspoon salt into slow cooker. Cover; cook 15 to 20 minutes or until vegetables are hot. Meanwhile, remove turkey from bones. To serve, place bean mixture in shallow bowls; top with turkey, and sprinkle with remaining parsley.
  • 1 Spray 5-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In 3-quart saucepan, heat water to boiling over medium-high heat. Add navy beans. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer uncovered 10 minutes. Drain; rinse with cold water. Place beans in slow cooker; add broth.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in medium bowl, stir together olive oil, 1/2 cup of the parsley, the Italian seasoning, garlic, 1/2 teaspoon of the salt and the pepper. Press mixture firmly onto turkey thighs. Place turkey on top of beans in slow cooker. Cover; cook on Low heat setting 7 to 9 hours or until beans are tender and turkey pulls apart easily with fork.
  • 3 Remove turkey from slow cooker. Increase heat setting to High. Stir green beans and remaining 1 teaspoon salt into slow cooker. Cover; cook 15 to 20 minutes or until vegetables are hot. Meanwhile, remove turkey from bones. To serve, place bean mixture in shallow bowls; top with turkey, and sprinkle with remaining parsley.

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This recipe would work equally well with pork or beef if desired. Use a budget-friendly cut, such as pork shoulder or beef chuck roast.

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NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
480
(
Calories from Fat
120),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
14g
14%
(Saturated Fat
2 1/2g,
2 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
90mg
90%;
Sodium
1080mg
1080%;
Total Carbohydrate
49g
49%
(Dietary Fiber
19g
19%
  Sugars
2g
2%
),
Protein
39g
39%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
10%;
Calcium
20%;
Iron
40%;
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 4 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.