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Danish Green Kale Soup, Slow Cooker

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“This make-ahead stew is a most pleasing winter dinner. It simmers all day in a slow cooker and requires very little of your attention. Here is the recipe for ham broth: Ham Broth, Slow Cooker
4hrs 30mins

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 10 cups ham stock (or 10 cups chicken broth)
  • 2 cups ham, cooked cubed (or 2 cups coarsely chopped meat from ham hocks)
  • 1 12 lbs potatoes, peeled and cubed (4 to 5 medium)
  • 1 12 cups sliced carrots (3 medium)
  • 1 cup chopped leek (3 medium)
  • 1 cup sliced celery (2 stalks)
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 12 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 12 teaspoon nutmeg, freshly ground
  • 34 cup quick-cooking rolled oats
  • 4 cups coarsely chopped fresh kale
  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh thyme


  1. In a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker combine ham broth, ham, potatoes, carrots, leeks, celery, garlic, pepper, and nutmeg.
  2. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 8 to 10 hours or on high-heat setting for 4 to 5 hours.
  3. Gradually stir in oatmeal.
  4. Stir in kale and thyme.
  5. If on low-heat setting, turn to high-heat setting, cover and cook for 30 minutes more.

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