Let’s Create! // Cabbage Patch Stew

Cabbage Patch Stew is one of my most favorite recipes.  It is hearty and flavorful with just a hint of sweetness.  To make Cabbage Patch Stew, start by gathering your ingredients.
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You need:

  • 1/2 lb. lean ground beef
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 cup celery
  • 2 cups shredded cabbage
  • 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp. cumin
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 (15 oz.) can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 (15 oz.) cans Mexican stewed tomatoes

Start by preparing your celery, onions, and cabbage.  Use a knife to chop your celery and onions.  I like to chop them finely for a less chunky stew.  You can chop your cabbage into small pieces or shred it with a grater or food processor.DSC_8285The next step is to brown the ground beef.  I like to brown it in the same pot I am going to cook the stew in so I’ll have less dishes to wash when I’m finished.  Once the ground beef is browned, use a colander to rinse off any excess fat.  I also like to rinse any excess grease out of the pot.DSC_8298Place the rinsed ground beef back in your pot and add in the chopped onion, celery, and cabbage.  Cook 3-5 minutes until the vegetables start to cook clear and a bit wilted.DSC_8316Mmmmm.  Doesn’t that look delicious!
DSC_8317Now it’s time to add the sugar, seasonings, beans, and tomatoes.DSC_8336The last step is to let the stew simmer uncovered for 30 minutes.  This will give the vegetables time to become more tender and to allow the flavors to blend together and intensify.

Serve with a grilled cheese sandwich and a bowl of fruit to make it a Myplate meal.  Enjoy!

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Cabbage Patch Stew

Candi Merritt

Certified Nutrition Education Assistant

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