Cabbage Patch Stew Recipe -
Cabbage Patch Stew Recipe
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Cabbage Patch Stew

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"Browned ground beef and onion, combined with ranch-style beans, cabbage and stewed tomatoes. Seasoned with cumin and garlic then slow-cooked all day."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    7 hrs

    7 hrs 20 mins


  1. In a skillet over medium heat, brown the ground beef with the onion. Drain fat.
  2. Combine ranch-style beans, cumin, garlic, cabbage and green pepper in crock pot. Stir in stewed tomatoes, celery, picante sauce, water, and beef mixture. Salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Cover and cook for 6 to 8 hours.
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  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 12, 2003

WOW, from the first time I tried this have gotten rave reviews from Family and Friends. Was so impressed after making first time, shared it with everyone I know! Have improvised with it a little at times, adding a little more Cabbage, as we love Cabbage, little more Salsa and garlic, also increased Celery to 3 or 4 stalks at times. Some recipes aren't open to improvising, but feel free with this one to add extra or something new of what your Family likes. Very "user friendly" recipe or great just like it is!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 25, 2003

I added a can of cream style corn and a beef bouillon cube for flavoring as this came out fairly bland. On the whole, it was well-liked. Prepared the chopped vegetables the evening before.

Aug 07, 2006

I cooked mine in the crock pot while I was at work, so it cooked for 9 hours which was a little too long, my cabbage basically disappeared. We still enjoyed it but next time will make when it won't have to cook as long.

Oct 10, 2006

It's in my recipe box! I only keep the ones I know I will fix again. What a great warmer upper on these cool Chicago evenings. Help me with one thing tho. What is the closest bean to "ranch style"? I've looked everywhere but no luck in my area. What would you suggest I substitute?

Dec 02, 2003

We loved this! I used kidney beans instead of ranch-style beans which made this a lot like cabbage chili. Very good.

Jul 18, 2006

We love this recipe. Have made it numerous times since finding it last year. It always turns out well even with substitutions. Great way to use up cabbage. I like this recipe so much better than a regular beef soup as it has a lot of flavor. We've also substituted sausage for the beef and that was great too.

Jan 05, 2006

I have made this several times, and it has become one of our family favorites! Thank you for the great recipe. The only change I make is that I use a can of Rotel instead of picante - we like the taste of Rotel better. Everyone in my family, from my baby all the way up to my father, requests this dish. And so easy if you throw it all into the crockpot in the morning.

Jul 24, 2006

Sooooo good! Cabbage came out sweet! I did it on the stovetop because I don't have a crockpot, used diced tomatoes with chilis and mixed it with rice. Was very spicy.


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  • Calories
  • 374 kcal
  • 19%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 31.2 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 74 mg
  • 25%
  • Fat
  • 14.3 g
  • 22%
  • Fiber
  • 8.9 g
  • 36%
  • Protein
  • 29.9 g
  • 60%
  • Sodium
  • 914 mg
  • 37%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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