I love cabbage rolls but hate the time it takes to prepare them. So, I had an idea one day when I wanted to make a soup of some kind. I looked in the fridge for leftovers and had some cabbage left over. I also had hamburger at that time. With the rice in the pantry it all come together in my mind. I used my cabbage roll recipe and continued to create it into a soup adding a few extra ingredients. I am pleased with the outcome.
ground sirloin or lean hamburger
chorizo (mexican sausage, mild or medium)
can saurkraut , drained (not german saurkraut)
head of cabbage chopped
64 oz. chicken broth
uncooked rice (not instant)
pepper to taste
1In bowl, combine hamburger and chorizo...knead together with hands. Put in large stockpot and saute until done. Do not drain. Add chicken broth,onion, cabbage and rice. Cook on high heat until cabbage is tender. Add spaghetti sauce, saurkraut,and spices. Simmer on low for about 15 minutes.