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

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.

SheBop November 26, 2002

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"

Joje in Oklahoma City, OK, United States October 04, 2003