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shoney's bean and beef cabbage soup

(2 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Jean Goss
Beaumont, TX

This is my own 'creation' trying to copy the cabbage/bean/beef soup that was a signature dish at Shoney's, hope you enjoy!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

This is a hearty soup is full of flavor! Along with the red beans, the mixture of ground meat and sausage gives this soup a unique flavor. If you're not a fan of spice I'd suggest leaving the Rotel out, it adds a kick. All the fresh veggies are what really make this soup yummy. Adding the cabbage at the end keeps it from getting too soggy. Great as a meal alone or paired with a sandwich.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(2 ratings)
yield 8 serving(s)
prep time 3 Hr
cook time 2 Hr
method Stove Top

Ingredients For shoney's bean and beef cabbage soup

  • 1 bag
    red kidney beans, soaked and drained
  • 1 lb
    ground beef, browned and drained
  • 1/2 lb
    ground sausage, browned and drained
  • 1 md
    onion, chopped
  • 1 md
    bell pepper, chopped
  • 3 stalk
    celery, chopped
  • 3 clove
    garlic, chopped
  • 1 md
    cabbage, chopped
  • 28 oz
    can of chopped tomatoes
  • 10 oz
    Rotel tomatoes
  • 8 oz
    tomato sauce
  • 4 oz
    tomato paste
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • seasonings of choice (basil, oregano, etc)

How To Make shoney's bean and beef cabbage soup

Test Kitchen Tips
Our seasoning of choice was 1 1/2 tablespoons Italian seasoning, 1 teaspoon salt, and 3/4 teaspoon pepper. Also, we did add water during the cooking process while the soup cooked down.
  • 1
    Rinse beans and pick out any broken or bad beans. Soak the beans for two hours and drain.
  • 2
    Cook the beans until almost done according to the package.
  • 3
    Brown the ground beef and sausage and drain.
  • 4
    Add the onion, bell pepper, celery, and garlic and cook about 10 minutes.
  • 5
    Add this and your cans of tomatoes to the bean pot.
  • 6
    Season to your personal taste.
  • 7
    Cook about an hour longer. When beans are tender, mash some of the beans along the sides of the pot to get a thicker soup.
  • 8
    Add the chopped cabbage and simmer twenty more minutes. Serve warm with fresh toasted homemade croutons!