Hearty Cabbage Roll Soup

Julie Ann Keene


This is fantastic with ground buffalo and other low fat ground meats because they don't dry out like they might with other cooking methods. You can serve the rolls on their own, which are fantastic with sour cream or you can serve them with the broth, or my favorite which is to cut the bundles open and mix it with the broth to make a hearty (and inexpensive) soup.


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30 Min
1 Hr
Stove Top



  • 1 small bunch
    green onion tops chopped
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1/2 lb
    ground meat
  • 1/2 c
    white rice
  • 1 large
    tomato, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp
    parsley flakes
  • To taste
    salt and pepper
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    cinnamon, ground
  • 1 1/4 tsp
    allspice, ground

  • 1 small
    cabbage head
  • To taste
    salt and pepper
  • ·
    juice of one lemon
  • 1 pt
    cherry or grape tomatoes
  • 2 large
    cans of crushed tomatoes

How to Make Hearty Cabbage Roll Soup


  1. The easiest part! Take all of the filling ingredients and squish em all together in a mixing bowl. Use your hands to really get it all mixed together well.
  2. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and then dunk the cabbage into the water just long enough to soften up the leaves (about 1 minute). Peel leaves off the cabbage.
  3. Line a large pot (I use my cast iron dutch oven) with some of the cabbage leaves to prevent your rolls from sticking.
  4. In the middle of a cabbage leaf place a heaping teaspoon of the filling. Roll up the sides and tuck in the ends to make a little packet and place it in the pot seam side down. Continue to do this until all the filling is used.
  5. Cover the parcels with the canned tomatoes, reinforcing it with water if there is not enough to cover them completely. Toss in the pint of grape or cherry tomatoes and add the lemon juice and salt and pepper to your taste.
  6. Cover the pan and cook on a low simmer for an hour.

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About Hearty Cabbage Roll Soup

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Middle Eastern
Other Tags: Healthy Heirloom

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