Total TimePrep: 15 min. Cook: 25 min.
Makes20 servings (5 quarts)
- 1 medium head cabbage, chopped
- 1 cup chopped celery
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 8 cups water
- 1 teaspoon beef bouillon granules
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 2 teaspoons pepper
- 1-1/2 pounds ground beef, browned and drained
- 2 cans (15 ounces each) tomato sauce
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1/4 cup ketchup
- In a stockpot, cook the cabbage, celery and onion in water until tender. Add bouillon, salt, pepper, beef and tomato sauce. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes. Stir in brown sugar and ketchup; simmer another 10 minutes to allow flavors to blend.
Nutrition Facts1 cup: 80 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 567mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 7g protein.
Jul 22, 2020
Hmmm. The "directions" mention brown sugar, tomato sauce, and ketchup. Yet the list of ingredients makes no mention of those items. Are they added "to taste"? Are they added in specific amounts?
Feb 6, 2020
My family loves this soup and enjoy it throughout the autumn and winter months in Michigan... I'm preparing to make a pot of soup today and will try the addition of northern beans, as mentioned in previous reviews, as it sounded interesting without changing the flavor profile too much.
Jul 9, 2019
This was very good, but i put hot italian sausage in mine and used beef broth instead of water. I never put water in my soups. I can see many ways to tweak this recipe!
Oct 8, 2018
Made this soup today. I followed the recipe as written. It was very good, but I felt it needed a little something extra. I added 1/4 teaspoon of fennel seeds and 1/2 teaspoon of thyme. I also added 1 can of northern white beans. It was just enough give it a little more flavor. Came out fantastic. Thanks so much for the recipe. Its definitely a keeper.
Jul 13, 2018
WE call this “Stuffed Cabbage Casserole” When my mom couldn’t eat the thing anymore she just loved this! Put it with mashed potatoes it is almost like the real thing!
Sep 12, 2017
I made this for the first time to use up garden vegetables. My husband and I loved it. I can see tweaking it with various ingredients as others have indicated. It would be a good recipe to freeze for winter soup eating.
Jun 20, 2017
Hi, I absolutely love this recipe but I tweaked it a lot to add extra ingredients to make it more of a meal since I feed a hungry "growing man". Lol. I added diced, peeled potatoes and carrots, also a cup of macaroni noodles too and minced garlic as well, about 1 tablespoon. I did not add salt because I used more beef bullion packets(each packet is good for flavoring 2 cups of H2O) I was easy on the pepper and I chose not to add the brown sugar because the tomato sauce/ketchup was enough sweetness. Absolutely delicious!!!
Jan 7, 2017
This is an excellent recipe. I've made it exactly as published and also messed with it sometimes. I've found that the recipe works well with pork/ham, or without meat as well. I also sometimes add some Korean chile garlic sauce for some spiciness and because I love garlic.
Jan 5, 2017
Great recipe, but I tweaked at a little. I dissolved three beef bullion cubes in the water before I added the cabbage, celery, onions and carrots. Then instead of ground beef, I used chorizo. Also I used 1/3 cup of ketchup and 1 1/2 tablespoons of brown sugar. I also added a table spoon of Paprika. However, I skipped the salt and pepper all together. The 3 bullion cubes added sufficient salt and pepper. I loved it so much I ate three bowls.
Jan 1, 2017
This soup is so tasty, everyone loved it. I added carrots and green beans for a little more color and nutrition. This is a keeper!