Irish White Bean & Cabbage Stew

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Cooking with POTS & Pans

If you are ever looking for a filling and delicious soup full of veggies and light on calories… this is for you.

I adapted this recipe from the blog Fat Free Vegan Kitchen.  I made a few changes to mine based on preference, and you can always do that too!

irish cabbage stew edited


  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 ribs celery, chopped (ribs? who knew they were called ribs?)
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced (I don’t use garlic cloves so I threw in some garlic powder to taste)
  • 1/2 head of cabbage, chopped
  • 4 carrots, sliced
  • 1-1 1/2 lbs potatoes, diced in large cubes (I used 2 russet potatoes)
  • 1/3 cup pearled barley (I didn’t add this because I didn’t have any)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon caraway seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon rosemary, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, ground (the recipe called for ‘freshly ground’ but that seems a bit pretentious because pepper is pepper)
  • 8 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 cans great northern beans, drained
  • 1 14 1/2-ounce can diced tomatoes (I used diced with green chiles and it gave it a nice kick)
  • 1 tablespoon parsley, chopped
  • salt to taste


Chop up your veggies.  If you’re a fellow spoonie, invite a friend over to help then split the stew.  I did it all myself and I made my symptoms pretty bad for the rest of the day.

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Throw the veggies, seasonings, vegetable broth, and barley in a stock pot.  Bring to a boil, then cover and simmer for 45 minutes.

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Add in the beans and tomatoes and simmer uncovered 15 minutes.

Serve it with this delicious and easy beer bread.




    • You’re so welcome. Forgive my ignorance, but what kinds of things do you have to avoid? It seems that gastroparesis varies from feeding tube to restricted diet. ??


  1. Colleen Knauber says

    Looks delicious, but I’m glad Tom only shares a car with criminals. They deserve what they get. Cabbage always seems very fall-ish, but I’ll going to make this soon. I’ll add more protein cause that’s my jam. I know you’re not crazy about ham, but it’s lean protein not too bad on calories and TONS of salt. A potsies dream. My auto correct was determined to call you a footsie 😉

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