Gluten-Free, Cabbage Beef Stew is a bowl of tasty, healthy, deliciousness made easily in your crock pot. This dairy free cabbage soup recipe is high in Fiber, Low in Sodium and big on flavor!
We all love the cruciferous vegetable family in our tribe. Some of our VERY favorite recipes begin with cauliflower, bok choy, broccoli and kale. Well we love cabbage too so that about covers the crucifers. Bring them on!
Cabbage is an AMAZINGLY healthy vegetable with only 22 calories per cup. So it makes a fantastic low cal and high fiber soup base. Cabbage Patch soup is another cabbage soup standby our family loves. It’s a bit lighter than this recipe.
Are you looking for more DELICIOUS cabbage recipes?
Cabbage Stew With Sausage:
This hamburger cabbage stew is rich in flavor. I mean it’s GOOD!! Adding the sausage is an excellent way to up the cabbage flavor. I used polish franks in this recipe. The are a mild sausage that pairs well with the hamburger and add their own mild flavor to the stew.
Use any sausage you have on hand that pairs well with hamburger OR REPLACE the hamburger and use a chorizo or other spicy sausage for fun. The flavor will depend on which type of sausage you choose so be sure you like the one you choose!
Cabbage Stew with Beans:
This healthy soup is full of fibery beans. In this recipe I use the cannoli and great northern beans. You can use red kidney beans or even black beans if you have them on hand. All beans are really good for you and shouldn’t mess up the flavor profile of this great recipe no matter which you choose.
The beans have a lot of staying power due the the added protein and fiber beans offer. They do add carbs. But beans are really good carbs so unless you are on a carb restricted diet this soup will work well for you.
Add Sun Dried Tomatoes:
I remember vaguely years ago when sun dried tomatoes became the new cool kid on the recipe band wagon. Not being big on expensive gourmet additions in my pantry at the time…I passed them by…
THEN…My hubby bought a huge jar of sun dried tomatoes at Costco. Hint to me that he wanted more of those on his dinner plate!
Our daughter, Kayti, had made him Chicken Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomatoes while I was in Montana and he really loved them! I put them in Sundried Tomato Kalamata Frittata and the result was so great I knew I had to keep experimenting.
This time I’m putting Sun Dried Tomatoes in Cabbage Beef Stew. I usually use canned, stewed or diced tomatoes in my soups and stews. Putting in the Sun Dried Tomatoes brought a whole new flavor level to my recipe! Wow!
Most of you are probably not surprised. I’m very late to the party on this amazingly tasty and useful ingredient!
All I will say is if you are like me the price may be holding you back. Go ahead and give them a try. I’m seriously thinking about making my own from our greenhouse tomatoes
UPDATE: I DID make my own Sun Dried Tomatoes . And they are EXCELLENT. I use them in so many ways!
Slow Cooker Cabbage Stew:
If you’ve been reading this blog a while, you know I crock pot all the time. Often once or twice a week. Crock pots and instant pots make yummy food easily in large amounts and makes great leftovers. So for sure I made this soup in my crock pot. I make a LOT of recipes in it.
UPDATE: Now my favorite cooking tool is the instant pot. It has replaced my crock pot! You can slow cook this recipe in the instant pot just like any other slow cooker. Just Press the slow cook function!
Recipe Notes on Cabbage Beef stew:
This particular beef and cabbage stew uses cannellini beans, garbanzo beans and natural beef franks with no preservatives. The hamburger is organic as are the sun dried tomatoes.
Put this recipe into your regular soup menu rotation. It’s a filling meal you can feel really good about. And it’s so tasty! Beef cabbage soup is a healthy and easy meal.
The recipe card instructions are for the crock pot. However…
You can make this soup in your instant pot on the slow cooker function as mentioned above OR use the soup function.
- First brown the hamburger
- Now add all the other ingredients to your instant pot.
- Lock the lid and set the pot to soup for 30 minutes.
- Quick release and serve.
Don’t have an instant pot and need to get this recipe done in under an hour? Use your stove top. A large stock pot or dutch oven will work great to make this soup.
- Brown the hamburger.
- Add the remaining ingredients
- Cook on medium high about a half hour, stirring occasionally so it won’t burn.
Your Printable Recipe Card:
FOR THE CROCK POT: FOR THE INSTANT POT: FOR THE STOVE TOP: In a stock pot or dutch oven
Serving Size: 2 cups
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 401 Total Fat: 22g Saturated Fat: 8g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 10g Cholesterol: 58mg Sodium: 844mg Carbohydrates: 31g Fiber: 5g Sugar: 4g Protein: 20g
FOR THE CROCK POT:
FOR THE INSTANT POT:
FOR THE STOVE TOP: In a stock pot or dutch oven