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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Hearty Un-Stuffed Cabbage Soup

Joe and I both love cabbage, but for some reason, we don't make it very often.  I used to make a casserole that reminded me of stuffed cabbage, it was one of those meals I could eat the entire week!  Great for when I was still working or when Joe was out of town and I just didn't feel like cooking.

When I saw Katie's recipe for Beef Cabbage Soup over at The Cutting Back Kitchen, I knew we had to try it!  And I am so glad we did! 

I made a few changes and was very pleased with the results! 



Hearty Un-Stuffed Cabbage Soup

Ingredients:
  • 1/2 lb. ground beef
  • 1/2 lb. bulk sausage (I used Bob Evans Zesty Sausage)
  • 1/2 head cabbage, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 28 oz. can petite diced tomatoes
  • 2 15 oz. cans kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 1/4 cups. tomato sauce
  • 5 cups water
  • 2 tsp. garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp. sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1 c. instant rice, uncooked
Directions: 
  • Brown the ground beef and sausage in bottom of dutch oven or soup pot.  Drain.
  • Add all of the remaining ingredients (except the rice) and bring to a boil. 
  • Stir in rice, cover and reduce heat.
  • Allow to simmer for one hour, stirring occasionally. 


Notes: 
  • Thanks to the rice and beans, this was a very filling soup!  The rice thickened the soup a bit and gave it a very nice, hearty texture! 
  • This super-easy recipe could be made even simpler if you have pre-cooked ground beef/sausage in your freezer! 
  • Serves about 8, depending on your serving size...we like hearty portions! 


We really enjoyed this hearty and frugal soup and I'm sure I'll be making it again and again throughout the fall and winter months!

What is your favorite way to prepare/serve cabbage? 


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11 comments:

Jo said...

Hey Allison,this Jo loves me some cabbage soup,this recipe is great had not thought about adding chili powder,but sure am going to,can't wait to whip up some soon.
~Jo @ LazyonLoblolly

Cindy said...

Sounds yummy! I see you have a lot of good recipes here. I'll be checking them out! Thanks for following my blog - I'm your latest follower now too!
Cindy

Penny said...

I am not really a cabbage kind of girl, but I have to say that this looks pretty tasty!

The Country Cook said...

I love cabbage soup and prepare it a few times each winter. Your soups looks delicious!

Lucky to find your blog over at Food Trip Friday!

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♥FoodTripFriday♥ said...

This soup will certainly keep me warm on this rainy days we have here.
Thanks for joining.

KB said...

Looks delish.

We'd love you to share your recipes with us at
Simply Delish Saturday

April@ The 21st Century Housewife said...

I love this soup - it gives the wonderful taste of cabbage rolls without all the fiddling! This is a great recipe - delicious, frugal and wholesome. Thank you for sharing it with Let's Do Brunch.

Miz Helen said...

Hi Alison,
I just love Cabbage Soup and your recipe looks so good. A great welcome for fall. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope you are having a great week!
Come Back Soon,
Miz Helen

Marilyn said...

Looks super yummy.. mmmm...Hi there, I found ya via blog hop and had to stop in and say hello, LOVE all your creativity and space here.. Excited to get to share in more blog fun reads and inspiration from ya.. I'm officially following ya.. I'm Marilyn via http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com/2011/09/its-officially-fall-crawl-day-1.html - hope you can stop in sometime.. TY

Chaya said...

The soup season is upon us and this sounds like a warm and toasty soup for the cold weather, when it comes. Thanks for sharing it with us on Let's Do Brunch.

Carla and Michael said...

This sounds like a soup I am going to have to make with my mom this fall. Both hubby and my dad are not big fans of cabbage. Though mom and I would love snuggling up to a big bowl of this while we play cards on Saturdays.
Thanks, visiting from Food Trip Friday.

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