Country Cabbage Soup Recipe
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Country Cabbage Soup Recipe

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My mother-in-law, who is a wonderful cook, has shared many terrific recipes with me, including this one. Beef and tomatoes go nicely with cabbage, onion and celery. - Vicky Catullo, Youngstown, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 45 min.
MAKES:12-14 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 45 min.
MAKES: 12-14 servings


  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 cans (28 ounces each) stewed tomatoes
  • 1 medium head cabbage, shredded
  • 2 large onions, chopped
  • 6 celery ribs, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 144 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 32mg cholesterol, 172mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 3g fiber), 13g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Add the tomatoes, cabbage, onions and celery; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 25 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Stir in salt and pepper. Yield: 12-14 servings (3-1/4 quarts).
Be creative when making Country Cabbage Soup. For instance, stir in some shredded carrots or frozen mixed vegetables. For a more filling soup, add 2 cups of cooked rice or pasta.
Originally published as Country Cabbage Soup in Taste of Home Ground Beef Cookbook 1999, p139

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redtop10 User ID: 3400530 254987
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2016

"This is a wonderful recipe. I gave it to several of my friends, and we all loved it and discussed how good it is. A staple soup!"

angmclanc User ID: 3282588 254807
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2016

"Great soup. Reminds me of my gram's galupki."

MY REVIEW User ID: 2237479 254667
Reviewed Sep. 26, 2016

"I cannot have tomatoes of any kind. Any suggestion what I can use in place of tomato?"

kchimento User ID: 11779 222395
Reviewed Mar. 9, 2015

"This is fantastic! I added V8 Juice as well. Yum!!!"

vrbrlp11 User ID: 7855534 29019
Reviewed Aug. 13, 2014

"Very very good, I added a couple of tbs. of tomato paste and some Italian seasoning BUT I neglected to cut the recipe in half and now I have enough for an army. Do you think that this could be successfully frozen or would that ruin the taste once it is thawed?"

Mlejnek User ID: 5541488 74631
Reviewed Mar. 21, 2014

"I added 2 cloves of minced garlic, 1 carrot, grated zuchinni and beef boullion."

dixiedragon User ID: 7483826 27551
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2013

"I love all things cabbage and this makes a hearty healthy vegan dish - I use vegetable broth and a super size can of petite diced tomatoes - 16 ozs (yep 16) of the peeled baby carrots and 3 medium diced potatoes and season with cumin coriander salt and pepper ALSO THE BINKLEYS CAJUN RECIPE IS KILLER GOOD I don't use the meat but a dash of liquid smoke and the cajun seasonings non vegans can also add a lb of peeled deveined shrimp when it's done they only need to cook about 4 minutes max"

cmb1940 User ID: 1028862 74524
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2013

"OH SOO GOOD. My husband said to add this to my soup list. I cut the recipe in half as there are only 2 of us. I also added one can of beef broth, some cooked small pasta and two packets of beef seasoning from ramen noodles for more flavor. Will make this again for sure."

thebinkleys User ID: 1400337 33378
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2013

"I tried Cajoun Cabbage Soup at a diner in northern Michigan over the summer. I used this recipe as a base to try and make it at home. We added diced carrot, chunks of browned smoked sausage with minced garlic and Creole seasoning - delicious!!!"

shirakatie User ID: 5772548 33377
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2013

"I have made this for a small group a couple of times and received rave reviews from almost all who ate it... Comfort food which brought back many memories from childhood. With rice added it reminds me of my mother's "Lazy Man's Cabbage Rolls"... soupified!"

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