Stuffed Cabbage Soup is a simple hearty recipe with all the delicious flavors of Traditional Stuffed Cabbage Rolls but none of the work!
This Stuffed Cabbage Soup recipe is born of pure laziness. I wanted stuffed cabbage for dinner. So I ran to the market and got all the ingredients. But then, after a full day of work followed by grocery shopping I could. not. bring. myself. to. stuff. cabbage. rolls.
Stuffed Cabbage Soup
Stuffed Cabbage Soup Ingredients
- Sweet yellow onion
- Garlic cloves, minced (do you have a garlic press? you should.)
- Seasoned salt
- Cooked ground beef
- Diced tomatoes (canned)
- Plain tomato sauce (canned)
- Worcestershire sauce
- Chicken stock (here’s how to make chicken stock)
- Cabbage, chopped
- Quick cooking white rice
How do you make stuffed cabbage soup?
★ First, in a large stock pot saute onion, garlic, and seasoned salt in a small amount of olive oil until mixture is aromatic and onions are translucent.
★ Next, add ground beef and bring to a simmer. Add diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and 4 cups chicken stock. Bring back to a simmer.
★ Then, stir in cabbage and cook on medium/low covered about 20 minutes until cabbage is wilted and softened.
★ Finally, stir in rice and cover until rice is ready. Stir in remaining chicken stock, as needed until desired consistency is reached.
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How to Make Stuffed Cabbage Soup
Stuffed Cabbage Soup
- olive oil
- 1 cup chopped sweet yellow onion
- 2 medium garlic cloves minced (do you have a garlic press? you should.)
- 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
- 2 pounds cooked ground beef
- 30 ounces diced tomatoes canned
- 30 ounces plain tomato sauce canned
- 1/3 cup Worcestershire sauce
- 6 cups chicken stock here's how to make your own
- 1 head cabbage chopped
- 3 cups quick cooking white rice
- In a large stock pot saute onion, garlic, and seasoned salt in a small amount of olive oil until mixture is aromatic and onions are translucent.
- Add ground beef and bring to a simmer. Add diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and 4 cups chicken stock. Bring back to a simmer.
- Stir in cabbage and cook on medium/low covered about 20 minutes until cabbage is wilted and softened. Stir in rice and cover until rice is ready.
- Stir in remaining chicken stock, as needed until desired consistency is reached. Enjoy!
If you love soup, try our easy broccoli cheese soup recipe next!
Does cabbage roll soup freeze well?
Yes, but freeze before adding the rice, otherwise the rice will continue to absorb moisture and you will not have any broth left when it is reheated.
What kind of rice for cabbage roll soup?
We prefer a quick cooking rice.
Should I cook the rice separately for stuffed cabbage soup?
Only if you plan to freeze the soup.