Root Stew


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!

6 to 8 servings


  • 1 pound lean ground beef

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 4 stalks celery, chopped

  • ¾ cup ketchup

  • 7 cups water

  • ½ cup baby carrots

  • 1 small rutabaga, chopped

  • 4 large potatoes, chopped

  • 1 small head cabbage, finely chopped


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

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

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

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

407 Calories
14g Fat
54g Carbs
18g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 7
Calories 407
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 6g 28%
Cholesterol 49mg 16%
Sodium 393mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 54g 20%
Dietary Fiber 9g 31%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 18g
Vitamin C 92mg 459%
Calcium 104mg 8%
Iron 4mg 21%
Potassium 1524mg 32%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.