Harvest Stew

I was calling this hungarian stew (not sure why) until I asked a friend what she called it.   Harvest stew…..as in what is fresh for the season.    I thought that fit.    I have been known to sub what I can to save money.    I love to watch my kids eat this and ask, “What new food are we trying today?”.

Harvest Stew

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 2 hours

2 hours, 30 minutes



  • 2 tablespoons butter or oil (soy butter due to allergies)
  • 1 large Turkey Kielbasa sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 cups chicken broth or beef broth (We have to be picky due to allergies and have to use Swanson's)
  • Salt and Pepper to taste (We like it with 1T of each salt and pepper but not everyone is us:))
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 cups cubed and peeled sweet potatoes
  • 3 large potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 2 cups carrots, peeled and cubed
  • 1 large green pepper cut in chunks
  • 1 large red pepper cut in chunks
  • 1 package Mushrooms thick slices


  1. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add in the garlic and onion, and cook until the onion has softened, Then add Kielbasa slices to let them brown for a few minutes.
  2. Place the sausage and onions into a large saucepan. Pour in the chicken broth, and season with salt, rosemary, sage, and the bay leaf. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes.
  3. Stir in the rest of ingredients. Return to a simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally until potatoes are tender (I usually bring back to a medium boil and let cook until the sweet potatoes disintegrate and thicken the juices. In our family we have allergies and picky eaters so I have changed up a recipe a friend gave to me. I cook it till my sweet potatoes are pretty much disappeared and dissolved:) the create a thick broth or creamy texture for the stew then). Remove the bay leaf and serve.


One Comment

  1. Cindy Auler

    I made this last night and it was delicious! I can’t wait for the left-overs tonight! The sweet potato trick was amazing-it was thick and rich as opposed to brothy. I will keep this recipe forever!

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