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Beefy Cabbage Bean Stew

While on one of our small group quilting retreats, one of my friends made this wonderful recipe for dinner. We all loved it and have since passed it around for others to enjoy—now I'm passing it on to you. —Melissa Glancy, La Grange, Kentucky
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 6 hours
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 3 cups shredded cabbage or angel hair coleslaw mix
  • 1 can (16 ounces) red beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 3/4 cup salsa or picante sauce
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • Shredded cheddar cheese and sliced jalapeno peppers, optional

Directions

  • In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat 4-6 minutes or until no longer pink, breaking into crumbles; drain.
  • Transfer meat to a 4-qt. slow cooker. Stir in remaining ingredients. Cook, covered, on low 6-8 hours or until cabbage is tender. If desired, top with shredded cheddar cheese and sliced jalapeno peppers.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 177 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 591mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 7g fiber), 13g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 lean meat, 1 vegetable.

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