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Cabbage Patch Stew Recipe

Cabbage Patch Stew Recipe

"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 YIELD:14 servings


  • 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


  • 1. 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. Yield: 14 servings (3-1/2 quarts).

Nutritional 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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norepeats User ID: 7404902 21433
Reviewed 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!"

angcy User ID: 1160970 34969
Reviewed 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 User ID: 1404353 70070
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2011

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

busdriver130 User ID: 5207793 58872
Reviewed 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."

Tamora User ID: 4143713 25585
Reviewed Mar. 7, 2010

"OMG! This is one of my husband's and I favorite recipes that he makes. It's great on a cold winter day or on a day that you're feeling lousy. Everyone that I have try this stew says it's awesome..."

Anne519 User ID: 1404353 21428
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2010

"Our family loves this stew!! My husband isn't high on cooked cabbage but he thinks this is The Best -- and so do I!"

marilyn prahar User ID: 2654615 58865
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2008

"can use sausage, ham, meat cubes or meatballs. add turnip to ingredient list. cancel kidney beans. cancel beef broth.cancel tomato sauce. add more sugar. add cayenne, bay leaf, thyme, paprika. serve with dark bread."

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