Cabbage Patch Stew

Whether you savor a bowl before or after your local parade, this comforting stew is just the thing to warm you from the inside out. This deceptively simple recipe produces a rich, flavorful stew that will have everyone licking their bowl clean.

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Preparation time: 25 minutes.



Heat oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add bacon bits, garlic, and onion and cook, stirring frequently, until onion is tender (about 3–4 minutes). Add a few drops of water if the mixture begins to stick. Stir in flour, then add chicken broth and bring to a boil. Stir in cabbage, carrots, celery, parsley, salt, and red pepper flakes. Return to a boil, then cover, reduce heat to low-medium, and simmer for 20 minutes. Stir in frozen peas and sour cream, heat through, and serve right away.

Yield: 8 1/2 cups. Serving size: 1 cup.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 67, Carbohydrates: 7 g, Protein: 3 g, Fat: 3 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Sodium: 250 mg, Fiber: 2 g

Exchanges per serving: 1 1/2 vegetable, 1/2 fat. Carbohydrate choices: 1/2.

This recipe was developed by Tami Ross, a Diabetes Nutrition Specialist and Certified Diabetes Educator in Lexington, Kentucky.