Beef and Cabbage Stew


This beef and cabbage stew is a very good recipe. My 93-year-old mother-in-law has recently told me that this is the best meal I have ever brought her, and there have been many. All the veggie prep can be done while the onions and bay leaves are simmering. I do add more broth when the veggies go in. The cabbage will add a significant amount of water but the beef flavor is key. It will freeze great in resealable bags for a quick meal so I normally double the recipe when going to this effort, which in my opinion is well worth it. The 2-hour simmering step for the beef can be done the day before.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
2 hrs 55 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs 10 mins


  • 1 ½ pounds beef stew meat, cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 1 cube beef bouillon

  • 2 cups beef broth

  • 1 large onion, chopped

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 4 cups shredded cabbage

  • 2 potatoes, peeled and cubed

  • 2 celery ribs, sliced

  • 1 carrot, sliced

  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce

  • salt to taste


  1. Cook and stir stew meat in a large saucepan or Dutch oven over medium heat until browned on all sides, 10 to 15 minutes. Drain any excess grease.

  2. Stir beef bouillon into beef broth in a bowl until dissolved; pour over stew meat. Add onion, black pepper, and bay leaf; cover and simmer until stew meat is very tender, at least 2 hours.

  3. Add cabbage, potatoes, celery, and carrot; cover and simmer until potatoes are tender, 30 to 45 more minutes.

  4. Stir tomato sauce and salt into the stew; simmer, uncovered, until tomato sauce is fully incorporated and flavors have blended, 15 to 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

318 Calories
16g Fat
22g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 318
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 20%
Saturated Fat 6g 31%
Cholesterol 63mg 21%
Sodium 690mg 30%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 23g
Vitamin C 37mg 185%
Calcium 65mg 5%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 914mg 19%

* 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.

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