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easy cabbage roll soup

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Angie Robinson
Findlay, OH

Tastes just like halupki (cabbage rolls in polish) It's so good. My friend Chelly Bundy, who is a fanatastic cook, shared this with me. She is polish, and makes the best polish food around. She really knows her stuff! Chelly uses 2 tbsp of oil in the rice, and 2 tbsp to brown the meat; feel free to do the same. She sometimes serves this with mashed potatoes.

(2 ratings)
yield 10 -12
prep time 10 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For easy cabbage roll soup

  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil, extra virgin
  • 1 c
    brown rice, raw
  • 1 qt
    + 2 cups beef stock, low fat
  • 1 1/2 lb
    ground beef, or turkey
  • 1
    onion, diced
  • 1-2
    carrots, sliced into rounds
  • 2-4 clove
    garlic. minced
  • 1/2 -1
    head of cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 28 oz
    diced tomatoes
  • 15 oz
    tomato sauce
  • 1/2 c
  • 1
    bay leaf
  • salt and pepper
  • garlic powder

How To Make easy cabbage roll soup

  • 1
    Heat a saucepan over med-high and add olive oil. Add rice and stir to coat with oil. Pour 2 cups of beef stock over the rice, bring to boil, cover and cook for 20 min.
  • 2
    Heat a large, deep pot over med-high, spray with cooking spray, add the beef and cook unitl browned, drain. Season with salt, pepper and garlic powder.
  • 3
    Add onions, garlic and bayleaf to meat. Cook until the onoin and carrots begin to soften, then add cabbage.
  • 4
    Add the tomatoes, tomato sauce and remaining beef stock, cover the pot. Raise the heat to high until it starts to boil, then turn down to a simmer.
  • 5
    Once the rice is cooked, add to the soup and continue to simmer. Adjust the salt and pepper to taste, remove bay leaf and serve. This will be very thick; like a "stoup".