This sounds a lot like Kale soup, which I love. Try it with some Kale and cut the tomato paste it is excellent, even my kids love it. Great way to get in some extra veggies for all!
Delicious, warm and cozy--perfect for the chilly fall evening it was. I didn't make any changes, except doubling the recipe and forgetting to top servings with the onions. After smelling the enticing aroma the stew filled my home with, I was ready to get to the business of eating it and totally forgot about the onions. :) Thanks for sharing your recipe!