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Turkey (or Beef) and Vegetable Stew

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Turkey or Beef and Vegetable Stew

Turkey (or Beef) and Vegetable Stew

Jessica Braider
Longtime and enthusiastic Scramble member Sandra Simmons trusted us with her grandmother’s “magic” soup recipe. We've tweaked it a little but the soup is nourishing and absolutely delicious.
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings


  • 1 lb. ground turkey, beef, or meatless crumbles
  • 1 yellow onion chopped
  • 1/4 green cabbage chopped (about 2 cups)
  • 2 carrots sliced
  • 1 green or red bell pepper chopped
  • 3 - 4 stalks celery sliced, or peeled and diced celeriac/celery root (about 1 cup)
  • 15 oz. diced fire-roasted tomatoes
  • 2 cups reduced-sodium beef or vegetable broth
  • 15 oz. canned kidney beans with their liquid
  • ½ cup fresh parsley chopped


  • In a large stockpot, brown the meat over medium heat, and drain the grease, if necessary (a turkey baster works well for this).
  • Add the onions and cabbage and sauté them until they are tender, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the remaining ingredients, bring it to a boil, partially cover it and reduce the heat to keep it at a simmer.
  • Cook it for 15 – 20 minutes until the carrots are as tender as you like them, stirring occasionally.
  • Serve it immediately, or refrigerate it for up to 3 days, or freeze it for up to 3 months.

Slow Cooker Directions

  • Omit beef broth altogether, or reduce it to 1 cup if you like a stew with lots of liquid. Add all other ingredients to the slow cooker, and cook it on low for 5 hours or high for 3 hours.


Do Ahead or Delegate:  Chop the onion, the cabbage and the bell pepper, slice the carrots and the celery or fully prepare and refrigerate or freeze the recipe.
Tip:  To chop cabbage, remove tough outer leaves, then cut it into quarters through the core, and slice out the tough core before chopping it.
Scramble Flavor Booster:  Sauté 1 – 2 tsp. garlic with the onions and cabbage.
Nutritional Information per serving (% based upon daily values): Calories 197, Total Fat 1g, 1%, Saturated Fat 0g, 0%, Cholesterol 47mg, 15.5%, Sodium 564.5mg, 23.5%, Total Carbohydrate 22g, 7.5% Dietary Fiber 6g, 25% Sugar 7g, Protein 26g
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Keyword Dairy-Free, Dinner, Fall, Freezer-Friendly, Gluten-Free, Kid-Friendly, Kosher, Make-Ahead, Nut-Free, Slow Cooker, Soups & Stews, Vegan, Vegetarian, Winter
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