Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Unstuffed Cabbage Roll Soup

A filling and satisfying cabbage soup made with a chicken or beef stock and tomato base, ground beef, turkey or sausage and served over rice, with flavor that is reminiscent of an unstuffed cabbage roll.

Unstuffed Cabbage Roll Soup

Good ole Cabbage Soup. Filling, satisfying, tasty and, generally speaking, pretty healthy! When I have some cabbage left over in the fridge, I love making a pot of this. Sometimes I use ground beef, sometimes sausage, sometimes ground turkey. For those of us who love cabbage, it's warm and filling and just goodness all around.

Recipe: Unstuffed Cabbage Roll Soup

©From the Kitchen of Deep South Dish
Prep time: 15 min |Cook time: 30 min | Yield: About 6 to 8 servings

  • 1/2 tablespoon bacon drippings or cooking oil
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons kosher salt, or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper, or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon of dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Creole or Cajun seasoning (like Slap Ya Mama), or to taste, optional
  • 5 cups unsalted beef or chicken stock
  • 1 (10 ounce) can diced tomatoes with green chilies (like Rotel)
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 (8 ounce) can of tomato sauce
  • 6 cups chopped cabbage
  • 1/2 tablespoon butter, optional
  • 1-1/2 cups of cooked white or brown rice

Heat bacon drippings or oil over medium in bottom of a soup pot. Add onion and celery, cooking until tender, about 4 minutes. Add garlic and ground beef and cook until no longer pink; drain off excess fat. Add seasonings, stir and cook a minute, then add broth, all tomatoes, tomato sauce and cabbage.

Bring to a boil, reduce to simmer, cover and cook for about 30 minutes, or until cabbage reaches desired tenderness. Stir in butter, if using; taste and adjust seasonings as needed. Add about 1/4 cup of rice to each serving bowl, and spoon soup over the top.

Cook's Notes: Substitute ground turkey, raw loose sausage (such as Italian sausage) or breakfast sausage for the ground beef. Add up to 3 cups of mixed frozen, canned or cooked fresh vegetables, if desired.

Unstuffed Pepper Soup Variation: Saute 1-1/2 cups of chopped bell pepper with the onion and celery. Top individual bowls with shredded cheese, if desired.

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  1. I make this cabbage soup- well,no basil, and Tabasco sauce instead of black pepper. We serve it sort of like gumbo. We put big scoops of steamed white rice in each bowl and then dip out the soup over the rice.

  2. Just made this but added butternut squash to the mix, yum!

  3. I tried your Cabbage Stew and loved it. I'm pinning this one to try too! Thanks!

  4. I made Unstuffed Cabbage Rolls for dinner tonight. All I have to do is add a few ingredients to the leftovers tomorrow and serve this for dinner. Thanks for making my life easier. Lol


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