Hearty Stuffed Cabbage Soup (Halupki Soup)

Susan Bickta


I always liked stuffed cabbage and have seen many recipes through the years for "Stuffed Cabbage Casserole" as well as "Stuffed Cabbage Soup". I wanted to try my own version and came up with this recipe. It's a nice, hearty soup that will warm you up during the cold weather.


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10 Min
25 Min
Stove Top


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  • 1 1/4 lb
    ground beef (85/15)
  • 1 large
    onion, chopped
  • 1 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 2
    packets beef flavored bouillon (from a 2.82 ounce pkg)
  • 1/2
    head cabbage, chopped
  • 1 can(s)
    diced tomatoes, undrained (14.5 ounces)
  • 1
    28 ounce can tomato sauce
  • 1
    container beef stock (32 ounces)
  • 1 can(s)
    beef broth (14.5 ounces)
  • 4 Tbsp
  • 3 Tbsp
    apple cider vinegar
  • 2 c
    cooked brown rice (1 cup uncooked)
  • ·
    salt and pepper to taste

How to Make Hearty Stuffed Cabbage Soup (Halupki Soup)


  1. Brown meat in a 4-5 quart Dutch oven over medium high heat. Do not drain.
  2. Add onion, garlic and bouillon. Mix well and cook for 3-4 minutes or until onion starts to soften.
  3. Add the cabbage. Mix well. Cover and cook for 6-8 minutes, stirring often, until cabbage wilts.
  4. Add the tomatoes, tomato sauce, beef stock, beef broth, sugar, vinegar and rice. Mix well to combine. Cover and cook an additional 10-12 minutes to combine flavors.
  5. NOTE: Instead of using the bouillon and brown rice, sometimes I use a box of beef flavored Rice-a-Roni instead ...... (replace beef broth with water)..... add in step 4 and cook a bit longer until rice and vermicelli are cooked thru ....

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About Hearty Stuffed Cabbage Soup (Halupki Soup)

Course/Dish: Other Soups
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Polish
Dietary Needs: Dairy Free, Low Carb
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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