Italian Stew

Cookie Netta


This is a stew that my late Mom would make us kids when we were growing up. It will warm your heart. Back then, we didn't have slow cookers but I remember Mom over the stove making a delicious meal, and it was her stew that had gotten us to eat. It was made up all fresh and I still remember the recipe and last Sunday, March 17th, 2013, I made it for the first time in 24 years. It came out so well. My husband enjoyed it and it was a winner. He asked what maekes it so good?" I told him its all fresh and season good. He smiled,well its really good. You have to make it often.

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Such a hearty dish! This is a meal in itself... and it takes me back to the days of cooking for lots of hungry farm hands at my grandfather's place. They would have just loved this! The Test Kitchen


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a family
1 Hr 10 Min
3 Hr 10 Min
Slow Cooker Crock Pot


  • 3 medium
  • 4 to 5 medium
    redskin potatoes cut in quarters
  • 2 medium
    red or spanish onions diced
  • 3 -4 stalk(s)
    celery, diced
  • 3 stalk(s)
    carrots, clean and wash, cut in slices or 1/2" thick
  • 1 medium
    red pepper diced
  • 1 medium
    green pepper diced
  • 1 bag(s)
    ( 12 ounces) frozen corn
  • 1 bag(s)
    ( 12 ounces) frozen sweet peas
  • 1 tsp
    italian season
  • 1 to 2 large
    bay leafs
  • 1 clove
    chopped fresh garlic
  • 1 tsp
    ground basil dried
  • 1/2 tsp
    thyme, dried
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil, extra virgin
  • 1/2 tsp
    powedered garlic
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    salt and pepper
  • 1 can(s)
    hunts tomato sauce large
  • 1 can(s)
    tomato paste
  • 4 lb
    beef chunks - extra lean
  • 2-4
    links of italian sweet sausage cut into chunks

How to Make Italian Stew


  1. clean and wash all vegetables. Begin to cut and dice turnips, onions, celery, potatoes, green and red pepper, put aside. Clean and soak beef chunks in water with a 1 to 2 cups of White Vinger, for about 20 mins. Afterwards, fry the beef chunks into a 10' skillet, to medium cook, with a tablespoon of olive oil or more, till medium rare cook. Add salt and pepper to taste along with garlic powder sprinkle. Then put this first into the slow cooker, then diced up fresh garlic, and place in the slow cooker, add all your diced vegetables along with the the seasons, add tomato sauce, then mix well...then add tomato paste and mix well. Add your Bay leaf to it along with a 1/3 cup of olive oil extra virgin. add the semi cook Italian sweet sausage. Slow cook the stew for 3-5 hous in your crock pot.
  2. This Italian Stew recipe can be served with a large salad of any kind, along with Italian bread that gives the finishing touches of the meal. Enjoy!
  3. PS: Be sure to stir in between cooking times.

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About Italian Stew

Course/Dish: Vegetable Soup
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Italian
Collection: Soup's On!
Other Tag: Healthy
Hashtags: #slow, #cooker

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