- 1 medium head cabbage, chopped
- 1 cup chopped celery
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 8 cups water
- 1 teaspoon beef bouillon granules
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 2 teaspoons pepper
- 1-1/2 pounds ground beef, browned and drained
- 2 cans (15 ounces each) tomato sauce
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1/4 cup ketchup
- In a stockpot, cook the cabbage, celery and onion in water until tender. Add bouillon, salt, pepper, beef and tomato sauce. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes. Stir in brown sugar and ketchup; simmer another 10 minutes to allow flavors to blend. Yield: 20 servings (5 quarts).
Reviews for Cabbage Soup
"This is an excellent recipe. I've made it exactly as published and also messed with it sometimes. I've found that the recipe works well with pork/ham, or without meat as well. I also sometimes add some Korean chile garlic sauce for some spiciness and because I love garlic."
"Great recipe, but I tweaked at a little. I dissolved three beef bullion cubes in the water before I added the cabbage, celery, onions and carrots. Then instead of ground beef, I used chorizo. Also I used 1/3 cup of ketchup and 1 1/2 tablespoons of brown sugar. I also added a table spoon of Paprika. However, I skipped the salt and pepper all together. The 3 bullion cubes added sufficient salt and pepper. I loved it so much I ate three bowls."
"This soup is so tasty, everyone loved it. I added carrots and green beans for a little more color and nutrition. This is a keeper!"
"Absolutely delicious !the only thing I did differently was to use 32 oz of beef stock and 32 oz of water instead of all water and beef granules and 3 tbs brown sugar personal preference. I think it would be good with added veg such as carrots."
"I lost 30 lbs in 3 months eating this soup AND it wasn't hard because it is DELICIOUS. I just replace the ground beef with ground turkey. I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND this recipe."
"I risked making several changes. Luckily, it ended outstandingly. This will be a regular for sure. I split the recipe in half. Cooked 1/2 a cabbage, 1 onion and 1 stick celery in 1 can beef stock and added enough water to cover (approx 2 or 3 cups water). Added 1 rounded tsp Mrs. Dash. Simmered 20-30 min til just tender. Added only one 8oz can tomato sauce, 1 Tbsp ketchup and only 1/2 tsp salt. it was a bit peppery from Mrs. Dash, so i ended up adding 3 rounded Tablespoons of brown sugar to taste. I also added 1 cup half and half and used a hand blender to smooth out about half of it. The end result: bright, sweet, rich, WONDERFUL! :) No meat included."
"Some of the comments are about the amount of pepper. I have seen this in print elsewhere and the pepper is "to taste" - NOT 2 tsp. Make this adjustment and I think you will be pleased."
"This was an awesome recipe! My 10 year old daughter can't quit raving about it! Thank you. :)"
"EXCELLENT with the following modifications: reduce salt and pepper to 1 tsp each. I believe using the ketchup and brown sugar enhance the flavor and will continue to use them. A soup that is easy to make and a recipe that will be kept and used often. Highly recommend to anyone who likes cabbage."