Mom's Ham and Vegetable Stew

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 35 mins

My mom's recipe. It is delicious without the ham also! Robust and filling, especially served with a nice rustic loaf of bread!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Saute onion and garlic in olive oil in a large pot until onions are clear.
  2. Add everything except the seasonings, cabbage, beans, and corn.
  3. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to simmer.
  4. After 5 minutes, pour the corn on top (do not stir!), and pour the cabbage on top of the corn.
  5. Simmer until the potatoes are fork tender, about 20-30 minutes.
  6. Stir in the beans in the last 5 minutes of cooking.
  7. Add Crushed red pepper, Salt, Pepper, Tabasco to taste.
Most Helpful

5 5

A fast & easy prep meal, hearty and yummy, especially in cold weather. Peeling potatoes takes the longest; everything else is basically "toss in the pot." The cabbage adds a little something extra to the flavor. I've also made it without the ham and it's just as good.

5 5

Great stew, Sahara! Hubby loved it, too! One problem, I didn't have any ham so I made it with a smoked ham hock. One other problem--you didn't stipulate what size can the diced tomatoes should be. Since your recipe calls for red pepper flakes and Tabasco sauce, I decided I'd use the 28oz size can, instead a 14.5 oz. Turned out great! Thanks for sharing this recipe with us. "Joje"