Hamburger Cabbage Soup

Gary Hancq Recipe

By Gary Hancq SidEFied

8 to 12 portions
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This is a great Chili alternative on a cold winter day. A good friend Jean Smith from Joilet, IL gave me this recipe in 1972. If you like cabbage it's a winner.


3 can(s)
Tomatoes 15 oz. diced whole or sliced
1 1/2 lb
Medium to large head of Cabbage
1 Tbsp
Oregano, dried
1 Tbsp
Basil, dried
2 Tbsp
Medium Onion diced
Salt and Pepper
2 can(s)
Water 15 oz. each

Directions Step-By-Step

Cook Hamburger in frying pan and chop, leave coarse. Add chopped onion near end of cooking. Drain hamburger and reserve and utilize 3 or 4 tablespoons of the juices.
In 4 quart soup pot put in Tomatoes and one 15 oz. can of water. Chop raw cabbage to about the size of a nickle and add to tomatoes. Add Oregano and Basil, or substitute 2 tablespoon Italian Seasoning. Add 2 tablespoons Butter. Add cooked Hamburger and Onions and dash of Salt and Pepper.
Cook and low simmer for one hour. Add additional can of water 15 minutes before end of cooking. Test Cabbage for tenderness, when tender soup is done.
If you like Cabbage this is a good Chili alternative. It's always a hit at our house.
Note: The ingredients could be prepared in a a crock pot after Hamburger is cooked.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef Soups
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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Gary Hancq SidEFied
Dec 21, 2011
Good morning Dana and Joey, Dana glad you tried it. Hope you enjoyed it. It reminds me to make it again myself. Joey, Dag Nabbit, Biscuits will work, Corn Bread would be great also. Had to look Oquawkwa up on the map, and see that it is on the river as well. "Tis a cold morning on Ole' Miss. I live on the river a few parcels within the northern edge of Port Byron village limits,and am viewing it as I sit here. Happy Holidays to you both, and Happy Cooking.
Joey Wolf 8of10
Dec 21, 2011
Rat's, don't have time to make Candy's Dutch oven bread, and I'm outta bread flour...biscuits will work. lol

It's a gray cold looking ole river today isn't it Gary?
Joey Wolf 8of10
Dec 21, 2011
This will be our supper tonight, along with Candy's Dutch oven bread...yummmm
DANA SPAHN rainbowlory
Nov 4, 2011
just finished throwing it all in the pot.. smells great.... i did throw in a cup of Marsala for good measure.......i was gfoing to make cabbage rolls but got lazy....
Oct 23, 2011 - Carol Junkins shared this recipe with discussion group: HAMBURG LOVERS