Amish Cabbage Patch Stew

"This simple and satisifiing main dish came from My Amish friend and it is one of my husband's favorite meals"
photo by Charlotte J photo by Charlotte J
photo by Charlotte J
Ready In:
1 pot




  • brown the meat in a dutch oven and drain.
  • add onions, celery cabbage and cook until wilted.
  • add water worcestershire sauce, chili powder, salt and sugar.
  • add tomatoes and beans.
  • Cover and cook 30 minutes.

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  1. I first found this recipe on Pinterest. Our family loves it just the way it is. I would suggest adding half of the salt, sugar and chili powder first and check the taste and add more from there since so many people have issues with the amount of sugar and salt. I find it needs the sugar to cut the acid and the salt for flavor but to each his own. Great recipe!
  2. This is a good start. My suggestions: Use 15 oz can of southwestern or ranch beans, not kidney beans. Sub 1 8 oz can of tomato sauce and 1 cup of stock for 2 cups water. Add 3 cloves of minced garlic and some sliced mushrooms to pot when you saute the onions and celery. Add 1/2 teaspoon of cumin. Start with 1/2 teaspoon of salt and check near end of cooking for taste. Cook with cover off after 15 minutes for thicker stew. I use this recipe with my changes with 1 lb of ground turkey.
  3. Good, but way too much sugar and salt called for. I put in half of what it called for, but that is far too much. Suggest no sugar or possibly 1/2 tbsp. or less. 1 tbsp. or less salt. Worchestershire sauce has salt in it too.
  4. My family loves this recipe, but I have found adding a full 2 tbsp of salt makes it entirely too salty. I would use a much smaller amount.
  5. Thank you for this healthy tasty lunch which was so easy to make. It did not state weather to drain or not to drain the beans, so I drained. One half-cup of water was left out so it would not be a lot of extra liquid left in the pan at the end of making this recipe. I will make this one again, thank you so much for posting it. Made for Healthy Choices ABC Tag Game ~ Summer 2010


  1. Much less salt! Maybe 1-2 teaspoons versus 2 tablespoons.


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