Low-Carb Beef Cabbage Stew


I modified another recipe on this site for South Beach Diet® Phase 1. Not only is it on my diet, but it tastes delicious! Garnish each serving with sour cream.

close up view of Beef Cabbage Stew with tomatoes in a white bowl
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
2 hrs 5 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 20 mins
8 servings


  • 2 pounds beef stew meat, trimmed and cut into 1-inch cubes

  • 1 cube beef bouillon

  • 1 ⅓ cups hot chicken broth

  • 2 large onions, coarsely chopped

  • 1 teaspoon Greek seasoning

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 2 bay leaves

  • 1 (8 ounce) package shredded cabbage

  • 5 stalks celery, sliced

  • 1 (8 ounce) can whole plum tomatoes, coarsely chopped

  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce

  • salt to taste


  1. Cook and stir beef in a large saucepan or Dutch oven until browned, about 5 minutes; drain excess grease.

  2. Stir beef bouillon into chicken broth in a bowl until dissolved; add to beef.

  3. Mix onions, Greek seasoning, black pepper, and bay leaves into broth-beef mixture; cover saucepan and simmer until beef is tender, about 1 hour 15 minutes. Add cabbage and celery to broth-beef mixture; cover saucepan and simmer until celery is tender, about 30 minutes more.

  4. Stir plum tomatoes, tomato sauce, and salt into broth-beef mixture and simmer, uncovered, until stew is slightly thickened, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove and discard bay leaves before serving.

Cook's Note:

Beef broth can be substituted for the chicken broth.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

372 Calories
23g Fat
9g Carbs
32g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 372
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 29%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 100mg 33%
Sodium 612mg 27%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 32g
Vitamin C 19mg 93%
Calcium 53mg 4%
Iron 4mg 22%
Potassium 682mg 15%

* 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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