- 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
- 4 celery ribs, coarsely chopped
- 1 medium onion, coarsely chopped
- 1 medium green pepper, coarsely chopped
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 2 cups water
- 2 cups reduced-sodium tomato juice
- 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
- 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
- 2 teaspoons reduced-sodium beef bouillon granules
- 2 teaspoons chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups chopped cabbage
- 2 cans (16 ounces each) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
- In a Dutch oven, cook the beef, celery, onion, green pepper and garlic over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the water, tomato juice, tomatoes, tomato sauce, bouillon, chili powder and salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
- Stir in kidney beans and cabbage; return to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook 12-15 minutes longer or until cabbage is tender. Yield: 8 servings (3-1/4 quarts).
Reviews for Wintertime Beef Soup
"Satisfying - even better as leftovers! I didn't change anything in the recipe and it was yummy!"
"Excellent soup. I didn't want to use 1 1/2 cans of the tomato juice and only half of my 15 oz tomato sauce so I just used one 11 oz can of tomato and a 15 oz can of tomato sauce instead. It turned out perfectly. I also added a little bit of fresh basil. Will be making this again!"
"it was very good added two potatoes"
"This was a excellent dinner soup! It's so hearty, almost like a stew, especially the leftovers that thicken up a bit. It made enough to feed 3 adults and 2 kids for 2 meals. I used the bagged shredded 3-color slaw for the chopped cabbage for convenience, and I added that and the beans at the same time as the other stuff instead of at the end because I like my beans and veggies cooked soft instead of crisp-tender. My whole family loved this, even my 4 year old, who gobbled it up! I served it with shredded cheddar on top and homemade dinner rolls. Also, I used regular tomato juice (not reduced sodium) and then omitted the added salt instead. Very yummy!"
"I substitute ground turkey. Makes a lot and I can share with friends."
"Very good. I forgot the beans though and added carrots."
"Perfect for a cold winter night."
"In order to lower the amt of sodium, I'd omit the beef bouillon and replace it with 2 to 4 cups of beef broth. I'll have to prepare this and will report how it comes out. YZazueta, Riverside, CA"
"This was ok. I'll try to add some beans or corn or something next time. It was lacking something."
"This is an excellent soup. The only thing I'd change is I don't much like beans in my soups, so I'd probably leave them out."