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.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
45 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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Nutrition Facts

237 calories; protein 7.8g 16% DV; carbohydrates 45.1g 15% DV; fat 4.1g 6% DV; cholesterol 8.8mg 3% DV; sodium 745.1mg 30% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2006
I made this stew for a family dinner. My son's girlfriends are both vegetarian and I was having beef stew so I made this so they could eat stew also. We served the stews in bread bowls. It was a great hit with the girlfriends and with those of ua who weren't vegetarians! I made it as the directions said and i t was just right. Thank you for the recipe that made me a hit with my sons and their girlfriends! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/01/2010
This was an ok recipe. Beware of the cabbage inducing gas.... Read More
(3)
55 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 36
  • 4 star values: 15
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2006
I made this stew for a family dinner. My son's girlfriends are both vegetarian and I was having beef stew so I made this so they could eat stew also. We served the stews in bread bowls. It was a great hit with the girlfriends and with those of ua who weren't vegetarians! I made it as the directions said and i t was just right. Thank you for the recipe that made me a hit with my sons and their girlfriends! Read More
(28)
Rating: 5 stars
10/21/2009
Obviously I think this is delicious. I used olive oil rather than butter. Not knowing what "bunches" of leeks meant I used two leeks. Chinese cabbage is called "Napa" cabbage at my grocery. I used red potatoes; 1/4 teaspoon cayenne and omitted the bay leaves. Using a good organic vegetable broth (Pacific or Wolf Gang)will make this more stew-like than soup. Read More
(21)
Rating: 4 stars
05/12/2008
This recipe made so much! I used northern beans instead of black beans because of what is available in Scandinavia. Otherwise I followed this recipe closely. I added also some leftover zucchini and bell pepper. The taste got better as time went along. Since my boyfriend did not really like it I had to eat it all- it took me almost a week. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/01/2007
This stew was absolutely delicious! I'm a vegetarian always looking for new recipes to cook up & this one will be added to my favorites. No changes except cooking it a bit longer to soften veggies a bit more. Great! Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
05/19/2008
My family loves this stew!!!! My two young boys even love it! This is a family staple now. The only changes I have made were to use different cabbages depending upon organic availability and to cook this longer (and only because I don't fuss or keep close watch on time!). It always turns out wonderfully and any of my friends who have tried this have loved it as well. Even my mother-in-law who likes almost nothing she doesn't cook asked me for the recipe!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/11/2010
I cooked this on high in the crock pot for 6 hours. Definitely made it a stew this way. Had to add more liquid it was so thick. Taste was good as written. Didn't have any cabbage and used crushed tomatoes instead of sauce. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/04/2011
Really yummy. I substituted extra cabbage and spinach for the potatoes. I also made my first batch with pinto beans instead of black beans which was very tasty. Since I didn't have vegetable stock I used beef broth which brought out the flavor in the veggies. I dolloped a bit of French Onion light dip on top with cheese and fresh basil. YUM. Will definitely make again. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
11/02/2008
This recipe was delicious. It turned out more like soup than a stew but that's okay. The seasoning was perfect. I simmered it for 30 minutes (a bit longer than the recipe suggested). I didn't have leeks or elephant garlic so I skipped those and just used 2 (minced) cloves of regular garlic. My husband had been complaining about me never serving meat so I skipped the cheese and simply sauteed 8 oz. of sliced knockwurst (my old stand-by) with the onions and garlic at the beginning of the recipe. Oh and I used olive oil instead of butter - keeping it kosher.:) My husband and daughter loved it. It's very hearty - a great recipe for those crisp autumn days. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2011
I made this as per the recipe except cooked it a little longer and made bisquick dumplings on top. Even if you are not a vegetarian this is an excellent hearty dinner on a cold winter night! Deeeelicious! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/01/2010
This was an ok recipe. Beware of the cabbage inducing gas.... Read More
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