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my favorite ground beef and cabbage soup

Recipe by
Andy B Cook
Dwood, TX

Winter has finally come to the Texas Hill Country and soup is a must have. This recipe evolved from a friends kielbasa, cabbage and potato one pot meal...which Sasha's Polish mother used to make. When I decided to make it I had the cabbage and potatoes but no kielbasa...but I did have some ground beef. A little oil to keep burning down. A little salt and pepper. Voila! It was good. Then, to reheat the leftovers I added some chicken broth and some vinegar. Thus was my very favorite soup born.

yield serving(s)
prep time 30 Min
cook time 45 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For my favorite ground beef and cabbage soup

  • ~2 lb
    russet potatoes, cubed
  • 1/2 md
    head of cabbage, chopped
  • 1 lb
    ground beef
  • 1 c
    celery, diced
  • 1 sm
    yellow onion, diced
  • 4 c
    chicken broth
  • 2-3 clove
    garlic, crushed and finely chopped
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1 Tbsp
    oregano, mexican
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    lawry's seasoned salt
  • 2 Tbsp
    red wine vinegar
  • 2
    bay leaves
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • tabasco sauce
  • 2-4 c
    filtered water

How To Make my favorite ground beef and cabbage soup

  • 1
    In 6 qt Dutch oven over medium heat add olive oil. When shimmery add ground beef. Cook until lightly browned.
  • 2
    Add celery, onion, garlic and oregano to meat. Cook for 3-5 minutes.
  • 3
    Add remaining ingredients, excluding Tabasco, to pot. Add filtered water to cover ingredients. Bring to a boil uncovered for 2 minutes. Reduce heat and simmer until cabbage and potatoes are tender...about 1/2 hour.
  • 4
    Serve with Tabasco Sauce to taste (Optional) and a nice thick slice of buttered French sop up the broth.