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Farmhouse Cabbage, Sausage & White Bean Stew

My favorite kind of stews are the ones that really help you clean out the pantry and freezer. Oh yeah, and ones that are ready in less than 30 minutes! We’re finally dipping into our canned tomatoes from the summer and are enjoying some recently harvested cabbage (there’s still so much out in the field!) My sister-in-law and I made a bunch of chicken bone broth that’s been coming in handy now that’s it’s officially soup season, and because we’ve got a chest freezer full of pork I’m adding it to everything! We’re loving simple meals like this because hey, we’ve got a new puppy that we’d rather play with than spend in the kitchen. I hope you all love this nourishing stew as much as we do.

Cheers from Tumbleweed Farm

Farmhouse Cabbage, Sausage & White Bean Stew

Prep Time: 20 minutes    Cook Time: 25 minutes    Serves: 8-10

  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • pinch of crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 small cabbage, thinly sliced (about 4 cups worth)
  • 1 (24 ounce) jar of diced tomatoes
  • 4-5 cups of  chicken bone broth (or chicken stock)
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked navy beans
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a large dutch oven or soup pot cook the ground pork over medium heat until it's slightly browned, but not totally cooked through. Add the herbs and crushed red pepper flakes. Stir in the onion and cook for about 5 minutes longer. Add the cabbage, tomatoes, 4 cups broth and beans. Season with plenty of salt and pepper and bring to a low boil. Reduce the heat to medium low and simmer until the flavors have a chance to meld together. About 20 minutes. If the soup is too thick add a bit more broth as necessary.
  2. Taste for seasonings and adjust as needed. Serve warm with some sourdough bread and a glass of red wine.


*Use this recipe as a guide *Adjust measurements and ingredients as necessary

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7 thoughts on “Farmhouse Cabbage, Sausage & White Bean Stew

  1. Jean Husson says:

    Hi Andrea — I made this tonight and it is great! Delicious, fast, nutritionally sound and easy. What’s not to love? I used Codman farms pork and homemade stock made from their chickens. Thanks for sharing it. Hope all is well and you have a wonderful 2019.

    1. Andrea says:

      So happy to hear it was a hit!! Happy New Year!

  2. Jean Husson says:

    Hi Andrea — I have made this as written and also with lamb (I think my favorite) and beef as well. I have a pot on the stove now and added a few kale leaves that needed a home. This has become a real go-to in my kitchen. Thanks for another great recipe. Glad you and Taylor are happy and doing well. Stay warm.

  3. Sally says:

    Could I use red cabbage in this recipe?

    1. Andrea says:


  4. Laura says:

    I love this soup, I make it all the time

    1. Andrea says:

      I’m so happy to hear!!

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