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Country Cabbage Soup Recipe

Country Cabbage Soup Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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).

Recipe Note

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.

Nutritional Facts

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

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lolohiser User ID: 5362556 261634
Reviewed Feb. 21, 2017

"It was good!!Needs to cook a little longer."

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."

[email protected] 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!"

mmswengler User ID: 2592790 68523
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2012

"I have made this soup many times and everyone has raved about it. When I bring it to gatherings everyone compliments me and some want to take some home. The only thing I add is some vegetable broth for a little extra liquid."

iluv2bakewithasmile User ID: 6329087 75858
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2012

"My mother and I truly enjoyed this recipe and made it again within 2 days. I used only 1 lb of ground turkey instead. Ummm soooo good."

bamajaki User ID: 6288151 75857
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2011

"Really liked this recipe...I did add fresh garlic...added 2 small finely chopped cloves to the beef as it was browning. Also added lots of fresh ground pepper and a little salt. A real comfort soup on a chilly night down here in the south!!"

cynthia_robin User ID: 5577561 83782
Reviewed Jul. 18, 2011

"This is a hearty healthy soup. Definitely needs salt and a bunch of pepper, but not bland at all to me. I love savory and full flavor, this soup has both. (I only had 3 (14.5 oz cans of stewed tomatoes so I used 1 (14.5oz can of diced tomatoes) Loved it."

galhall User ID: 5787404 46591
Reviewed Feb. 27, 2011

"A little bland so I put in some dried mixed veg's, beef broth, taragon, garlic, lemon pepper seasoning, majorium and some rosemary and it was wonderfull. Use just a dash of seasonings at first then let it set some and taste, if you feel you would like some more taste put in some more. I never measure so cannot say how much I put it, but I always start small and add more if I want. Hope this is helpfull to some of you."

Nellstrum User ID: 1088590 29089
Reviewed Feb. 26, 2011

"soooooooo good,

I added 2 pkgs of Knorr home style beef stock"

lilduggie User ID: 3073261 107511
Reviewed Mar. 14, 2010

"My husband & I really do not like cabbage, but he ask me to make it for him,at least twice a month!"

gareese User ID: 4631670 75767
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2010

"This was absolutely one of the most delicious soups I've ever made. Everyone in my family, from my 2 year old granddaughter to my husband just raved. It will become a regular on my monthly menu!"

jkjdk User ID: 2403900 68365
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2009

"I have some cabbage and was wondering what to do with it, and this recipe fits the bill. I'm sure it will be tasty."

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