Root Stew


"My Dad used to make this when I was a kid. The ketchup sounds strange, but it gives this recipe it's marvelous flavor. Even the kids will eat these vegetables!"


servings 407 cals
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Original recipe yields 7 servings



  • Calories:
  • 407 kcal
  • 20%
  • Fat:
  • 13.9 g
  • 21%
  • Carbs:
  • 54.3g
  • 18%
  • Protein:
  • 18.2 g
  • 36%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 49 mg
  • 16%
  • Sodium:
  • 393 mg
  • 16%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Combine hamburger, onion, and celery in a stock pot. Cook and stir over medium heat until the meat is browned. Drain excess grease.
  2. Stir in ketchup, water, baby carrots, rutabaga and potatoes. Bring to boil, then simmer on low heat for 20 minutes.
  3. Mix in chopped cabbage. Simmer an additional 30 to 45 minutes, or until vegetables are tender.
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  1. 9 Ratings


I thought I would try something totally different for the first time, and I picked this recipe. It was absolutely wonderful!! The flavor was fabulous and Rutabega's are not on my hate list anymo...

When made with a can of tomato juice instead of the water, this is AMAZING. I've made it several times. I use a bag of coleslaw mix instead of grating cabbage. So convenient!

After reading the reviews I added extra herbs, V8 juice and some chicken soup base. It was definitely not bland. I thought it was delicious and healthy and plan to make it often.

Very easy and tasty recipe. It was a little bland at first, but adding salt and pepper spiced it up very nicely.

Whoever said this recipe makes 6 to 8 servings must have been joking. It nearly filled my 5 quart dutch oven! I also thought it was odd that this recipe didn't call for any salt or pepper. I ...

I think it may taste better as left overs. Flavor was not as bland as I had expected, but 4.5 stars is a little for a bunch of vegetables in a pot.

Oddly enough, we liked this dinner. It didn't smell the best while cooking but it tasted good. I did add my spices to our preference but otherwise followed the recipe.

Don't be put off by the 'interesting' combination of ingredients. It was pretty tasty, and very filling. I did add worcestershire, salt, pepper, and grill seasoning, as well as a little more ket...