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Cabbage Patch Stew

"On a chilly day, a hearty helping of this recipe is a welcome treat when you come home in the evening," suggests Violet Beard of Marshall, Illinois.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 1 hour
  • Makes
    14 servings (3-1/2 quarts)


  • 1-1/2 pounds lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 4 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 7 cups chopped cabbage
  • 2 cans (16 ounces each) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 3 cups beef broth
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 2 medium carrots, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • Pepper to taste


  • In a large saucepan, cook the beef, celery and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add the remaining ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1 hour or until cabbage and carrots are tender.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 170 calories, 5g fat (0 saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 194mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 15g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 meat, 1 starch.

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  • esgmargie
    Feb 10, 2020


  • Dale2650ford
    Mar 25, 2019

    This is a keeper!

  • hmwalatka
    Feb 10, 2018

    Easy and healthy. Love it!!

  • Jimmy
    Nov 8, 2017

    Good recipe! only thing I did different was use fresh pureed tomato's in place of canned, and added red pepper flakes for kick. Yummy!!!

  • norepeats
    Oct 4, 2013

    AMAZING flavor. can't believe hao wonderful it tastes considering there is no seasoning. I also used half ground beef and mild italian sausage (I used johnsonville sausages sliced) a few pepper flakes. My motto is no repeats, but I WILL MAKE THIS AGAIN... AND SOON, iT'S ALMOST GONE AND I WANT MORE!

  • maritab
    Mar 31, 2013

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  • Titan101
    Jan 28, 2012

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  • angcy
    Apr 10, 2011

    i used half sausage and half ground beef to add some spice to the stew. We love it. Easy to make and delicious!

  • Anne519
    Feb 5, 2011

    This is a family favorite so I fix it often during the cold winter months.

  • busdriver130
    Sep 10, 2010

    I have made this on numerous occassions and everyone that has tried it absolutely loves it. I make by the recipe but i double it and sometimes I put extra beans in it. It is equally as good with ground turkey in it. This has become my number one favorite soup recipe and I love that there is no added salt in it which is good for my blood pressure. You don't even miss the salt because it's so flavorful.