My Dad used to make this when I was a kid. The ketchup sounds strange, but it gives this recipe it's marvelous flavor. Even the kids will eat these vegetables!

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
7
Yield:
6 to 8 servings
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Ingredients

7
Original recipe yields 7 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine hamburger, onion, and celery in a stock pot. Cook and stir over medium heat until the meat is browned. Drain excess grease.

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  • Stir in ketchup, water, baby carrots, rutabaga and potatoes. Bring to boil, then simmer on low heat for 20 minutes.

  • Mix in chopped cabbage. Simmer an additional 30 to 45 minutes, or until vegetables are tender.

Nutrition Facts

407 calories; protein 18.2g 36% DV; carbohydrates 54.3g 18% DV; fat 13.9g 21% DV; cholesterol 48.6mg 16% DV; sodium 393.4mg 16% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (9)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/20/2003
I thought I would try something totally different for the first time and I picked this recipe. It was absolutely wonderful!! The flavor was fabulous and Rutabega's are not on my hate list anymore. Please give this recipe a try you will like it! Read More
(13)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/02/2002
Whoever said this recipe makes 6 to 8 servings must have been joking. It nearly filled my 5 quart dutch oven! I also thought it was odd that this recipe didn't call for any salt or pepper. I added some anyway but it didn't help much. It was still pretty bland. I won't make this one again! Read More
(4)
10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
03/20/2003
I thought I would try something totally different for the first time and I picked this recipe. It was absolutely wonderful!! The flavor was fabulous and Rutabega's are not on my hate list anymore. Please give this recipe a try you will like it! Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
02/12/2009
After reading the reviews I added extra herbs V8 juice and some chicken soup base. It was definitely not bland. I thought it was delicious and healthy and plan to make it often. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2010
When made with a can of tomato juice instead of the water this is AMAZING. I've made it several times. I use a bag of coleslaw mix instead of grating cabbage. So convenient! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/03/2003
Very easy and tasty recipe. It was a little bland at first but adding salt and pepper spiced it up very nicely. Read More
(4)
Rating: 2 stars
12/02/2002
Whoever said this recipe makes 6 to 8 servings must have been joking. It nearly filled my 5 quart dutch oven! I also thought it was odd that this recipe didn't call for any salt or pepper. I added some anyway but it didn't help much. It was still pretty bland. I won't make this one again! Read More
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
11/22/2010
Don't be put off by the 'interesting' combination of ingredients. It was pretty tasty and very filling. I did add worcestershire salt pepper and grill seasoning as well as a little more ketchup and less water. This was a great way to use up our farm share this week. Makes enough to feed about 10 though. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/16/2011
Oddly enough we liked this dinner. It didn't smell the best while cooking but it tasted good. I did add my spices to our preference but otherwise followed the recipe. Read More
(3)
Rating: 2 stars
10/12/2011
I think it may taste better as left overs. Flavor was not as bland as I had expected but 4.5 stars is a little for a bunch of vegetables in a pot. Read More
(3)
Rating: 4 stars
02/05/2018
I was worried about flavor before reading the other reviews and subbed beef stock for most of the water and seasoned with black pepper and garlic salt in my bowl. I was really surprised by the flavor the ketchup gave it! I will make again it is a solid base and the cook times are right. Read More
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