Sausage and Cabbage Stew With Beans and Tomatoes

Sausage and cabbage stew

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  • Total: 85 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 75 mins
  • Yield: 8 Servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
407 Calories
12g Fat
56g Carbs
20g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8 Servings
Amount per serving
Calories 407
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 16%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 26mg 9%
Sodium 529mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 56g 20%
Dietary Fiber 14g 51%
Protein 20g
Calcium 184mg 14%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Here's a delicious sweet-tart winter stew, and it's packed with nutritious ingredients.


  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large onion (chopped)
  • 1 cup carrots (diced)
  • 1 cup celery (sliced)
  • 12 to 16 ounces smoked sausage (such as chicken and apple sausage, thinly sliced)
  • 3 cloves garlic (finely minced)
  • 1 (1 1/2-pound) head of cabbage (outer leaves and core removed, coarsely chopped)
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper (or to taste)
  • 1 (15-ounce) can navy beans (or Great Northern beans, drained and rinsed)
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons fresh parsley (chopped)
  • 1 (14 1/2-ounce) can tomatoes (undrained, diced)
  • Kosher salt (to taste)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for sausage and cabbage stew
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  2. Heat the olive oil in a large Dutch oven or kettle over medium heat.

    Heat olive oil
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  3. Add onion, carrots, celery, and sliced sausage to the pan. Sauté for 3 to 4 minutes, or until onion is wilted.

    Add onions, carrots, and celery
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  4. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, for 1 minute longer.

    Add the garlic
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  5. Add the cabbage, apple juice, broth, vinegar, brown sugar, and pepper. Simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes.

    Add the cabbage, broth
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  6. Cover and simmer for 45 minutes.

    Cover and simmer
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  7. Add the beans, parsley, and tomatoes. Taste and add salt, as needed.

    Add the beans, parsley, and tomatoes
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  8. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes longer.

    Cover and simmer
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  9. Serve this stew with crusty rolls or freshly baked bread or biscuits.

    Serve stew with crusty rolls
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