Irish White Bean and Cabbage Stew

Irish White Bean and Cabbage Stew

Add a smoky flavor by sprinkling on a little smoked salt or Liquid Smoke just before serving.
Course Main Course, Soup
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 254 kcal
Author Susan Voisin


  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 3 ribs celery chopped
  • 2-3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 head cabbage chopped
  • 4 carrots sliced
  • 1-1 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
  • 6-8 cups vegetable broth
  • 3 cups cooked great northern beans (2 cans, drained)
  • 1 14 1/2-ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • salt to taste


  1. Crock Pot: Place the vegetables, seasonings, and barley into a large (at least 5 quart) slow cooker. Add enough vegetable broth to just cover the vegetables (start with 6 cups and add more as needed). Cover and cook on low heat for 7 hours. Add beans, tomatoes, parsley, and salt to taste. Check seasonings and add more herbs if necessary. Cover and cook for another hour.
  2. Stovetop: Place vegetables, seasonings, barley, and broth into a large stockpot. Cover and simmer until vegetables are tender, about 45 minutes. Add remaining ingredients, check seasonings, and add more herbs if necessary. Simmer uncovered for at least 15 minutes before serving.
Nutrition Facts
Irish White Bean and Cabbage Stew
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 254 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Total Carbohydrates 52g 17%
Dietary Fiber 12g 48%
Protein 12g 24%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.