Winter Stew Delight

  • Yield 10-12 servings

Fresh carrots, tomatoes, onions, and potatoes are stewed together with sausage


"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."


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