*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                             Cabbage Patch Stew
 
 Recipe By     : bobbi744@sojourn.com
 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cabbage                          Carrots
                 Ground Beef                      Main Dishes
                 Onions
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1      pound         ground beef -- lean
    1      large         onion -- sliced
    1      lg. clove     garlic -- halved
    1 1/2  pounds        cabbage -- coarsely chopped/7c.
    2      medium        carrots -- thinly sliced
    1      medium        bay leaf
    1      teaspoon      thyme
    3      cups          water
      1/2  to 1 tsp.     salt
      1/2  teaspoon      pepper
    3      tablespoons   chopped parsley
      1/4  cup           instant potato flakes -- optional
 
 In a Dutch oven, over Medium heat, cook ground beef, onion and garlic. Stir
 to break up meat. Cook until brown. Drain off fat. Add cabbage, carrots, bay
 leaf and thyme. Cook, covered, stirring often for 12m inutes. Stir in water,
 salt and pepper. Bring to boil. Reduce heat Cover and simmer for 10-12
 minutes until all vegetables are tender. Stir in chopped parsley. Remove bay
 leaf. If desired, stir in instant potato flakes to thicken.
 
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 NOTES : Per serving; 307 calories.