Irish White Bean and Cabbage Stew

Donna Murphy: "It was delicious. The only thing missing were dum…" Read More


  • 1 onion (large, chopped)
  • 3 celery (ribs, chopped)
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1/2 head cabbage (chopped)
  • 4 carrots (sliced)
  • 1 1/2 pounds potatoes (cut in large dice)
  • 1/3 cup pearled barley (optional or substitute with gluten-free grain)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon caraway seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon rosemary (crushed)
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 cups vegetable broth (or low-sodium vegetable broth)
  • 3 cups great northern beans (cooked, 2 cans, drained)
  • 14 1/2 ounces diced tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • salt (to taste)
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium61% DV1460mg
    Fat0% DV0g
    Protein25% DV13g
    Carbs21% DV62g
    Fiber60% DV15g
    Calories300Calories from Fat
    Total Fat0g0%
    Saturated Fat0g0%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat
    Total Carbohydrate62g21%
    Dietary Fiber15g60%
    Vitamin A170%
    Vitamin C130%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Donna Murphy 3 months ago
    It was delicious. The only thing missing were dumplings or buns. I will make this again.
    Jen 5 months ago
    This was delicious! I loved all the veggies in it. I didn’t change any of the recipe.
    Cheryl M. 6 months ago
    Perfect. I had to swap the beans for chickpeas as that is all i had in my pantry. It was still perfect. For lunch 2 days later it was even better.
    This is delicious 😋
    Yummly User 8 months ago
    Delicious Good way to use up all our old vegetables. Nice to have on cold days instead of salad for lunch.
    Smith 8 months ago
    This is amazing, I’m definitely making this more, so easy yet so hearty!!
    karla cueva 9 months ago
    It was delicious!!! Made it twice, definitely two thumbs up 👍👍
    Natalie Beck 9 months ago
    It was just okay for me. Very generous portions. I used a whole small head of cabbage and ended up not having enough room for all of the potatoes. Next time I will do less cabbage and more potatoes.
    Darlene P. 9 months ago
    The recipe was right on the money. I usually follow the directions to the letter initially then modify the next time I make the dish. Although I believe I will continue to make this recipe the way it is directed. The meal was tasty / savory and especially satisfying. Me and my family enjoyed every bite!!!
    Leif 9 months ago
    It was outstanding and full of flavor even with no sodium broth! (stovetop version)
    d 9 months ago
    It was okay for me one
    Jerry A. Edinger 9 months ago
    Swell. It was very good.
    Sarah 10 months ago
    Great recipe! I’ve already shared it with three or four people and plan to make it again soon. Highly recommend. Easy to make and prep.
    Victoria D. 10 months ago
    Turned out pretty well, quite tasty but, I can’t help myself! A collar of bacon would have made it a tad tastier!!!
    J Dolan a year ago
    I loved it but my husband felt it needed some ham to make it more "meal-worthy".
    Jennifer a year ago
    This is great! I made a second batch for my freezer!
    Coonce a year ago
    delicious! followed the recipe to letter on the stove. warm and hearty vegetable soup.
    Cynthia W. a year ago
    Great! Husband loves it!!
    Susan Dietz 2 years ago
    A wonderful recipe. This is the “chicken soup” of the vegetarian world! Warming, delicious and very healthy. I used freshly chopped tomatoes instead of canned and added a little chopped kale towards the end. And a couple of teaspoons (don’t overdo it!) of balsamic vinegar during the cooking adds a depth that really finishes it off.
    Michelle K. 2 years ago
    yummly! made it as a side to my corn beef brisket.
    Tomeka 2 years ago
    we ended up adding ham instead of having the barley. It was tasty!
    Thikra S. 2 years ago
    It was so delicious I love it I will make it all the time
    Lois B. 2 years ago
    Followed the recipe and both my husband and I think the soup is pretty bland. The recipe makes a lot!
    Kevin Shute 2 years ago
    Turned out great! Not a kid favorite but warmed our grown-up bellies on a cold night! Fabulous way to get your cabbage! The recipe makes a lot of food! We will eat leftovers for a couple of days of lunches, which I love!