Winter Stew Delight

  • Yield: 10-12 servings

"This is a very good stew, and is easy to make. It has been in my family for a long time, and had been enjoyed by many."


1small head cabbage, chopped
4medium onions, diced
4medium potatoes, diced
1 (28-ounce) can tomatoes, diced
1pound carrots, peeled and sliced
2pounds Italian sausage, fried and drained
4cups beef or chicken broth
1cup tomato juice
1 (15-ounce) can beans (kidney, black, or pinto)
1-1/4teaspoon salt to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a large, oven-proof stew pot. Cover and bake 1 1/2 to 2 hours until tender, stirring occasionally. If necessary, add more broth or tomato juice.
  3. Serve with homemade bread or biscuits. Drizzle with vinegar if desired.

Tips From Our Test Kitchen: Season with chopped basil, sage, or chives. This recipe yields several gallons of delicious stew, which freezes beautifully.

—Lee Sauers, Mifflinburg, Pa.

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Glycemic Load 23
  • Calories 360
  • Fat 12g
  • Saturated Fat 4g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 1.5g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 5g
  • Cholesterol 25mg
  • Sodium 1470mg
  • Potassium 1150mg
  • Carbohydrate 46g
  • Fiber 9g
  • Sugars 11g
  • Protein 17g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Vitamin A 150%
  • Vitamin C 100%
  • Calcium 10%
  • Iron 25%