Wakula's First Attempt at Vegetable Stew


Delicious & easy vegetable stew inspired by Providence's City Farm Manager, Rich. Organic, locally grown, and in season ingredients have the best flavor. Add a bit more cayenne for a tasty home remedy. Serve hot with warm bread.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
12 servings


  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped

  • 2 bunches leeks, chopped

  • 1 clove elephant garlic, chopped

  • 4 stalks celery, chopped

  • 3 large carrots, chopped

  • 1 ½ quarts vegetable broth

  • 1 (29 ounce) can tomato sauce

  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans

  • ½ head Chinese cabbage, cored and shredded

  • 4 large potatoes

  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano

  • 2 teaspoons dried basil

  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon celery salt

  • 1 dash ground cayenne pepper

  • 2 bay leaves

  • grated Parmesan cheese to taste


  1. Heat the butter in a large pot, and cook the onion, leeks, and garlic until tender. Mix in celery and carrots. Stir in broth, tomato sauce, black beans, cabbage, and potatoes. Season with oregano, basil, black pepper, celery salt, cayenne pepper, and bay leaves. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer 25 minutes, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are tender. Top with Parmesan to serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

237 Calories
4g Fat
45g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 237
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 9mg 3%
Sodium 745mg 32%
Total Carbohydrate 45g 16%
Dietary Fiber 8g 27%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 55mg 276%
Calcium 194mg 15%
Iron 4mg 23%
Potassium 1144mg 24%

* 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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