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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Brandy User ID: 9041670 260187
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2017

"I added 1.5 teaspoon of minced garlic and a splash of Worcester sauce and soy sauce. My kids love this soup and I have to give them raw cabbage leaves too, they love the crunch."

Docsbob User ID: 7105238 258614
Reviewed Dec. 25, 2016

"So yummy! Maybe it's because Ilive in the desert but there initially wasn't enough fluid in it . So, I added 4 cups of beef both. I think it was my favorite soup base so far."

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."

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