Cabbage Beef Soup

Alright, it’s got cabbage in it, and not everyone loves cabbage. But hear us out! Cabbage in soups can be great filler, and it will absorb the seasoning and flavor of the soup. It takes up space in the soup and your stomach, and is great for making a satisfying stew on a budget. You don’t need to spend a lot of money to have a great meal, whether you’re feeding just yourself or a large family after a hard day at work and school. In a cabbage and beef soup, you may find a new love for cabbage, and the satisfying flavor of cabbage and beef! Try out this recipe for a cabbage and beef soup that you’ll love every day of the week!


1 lb lean ground beef
½ teaspoon garlic salt
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
¼ teaspoon black pepper
3 cloves chopped garlic
¼ cup chopped onion
2 stalks celery, chopped
1 can kidney beans
½ head cabbage, chopped
1 can diced tomatoes
1 can water
4 beef bouillon cubes


How to Make the Soup

When you’ve got a spare hour, pull out a large pot and add in the beef and onion. Use the stove to brown the beef and cook it up until both the beef and onion are nicely cooked. Add the rest of the ingredients to the pot and cook on high heat until boiling. Once it’s in a nice roiling boil, lower the heat to medium, place a lid on, and allow the soup to simmer for an hour. When the hour is up, test the cabbage for how thoroughly it’s cooked. If necessary, you can cook for another 10-20 minutes, as long as you stir it thoroughly.

Still Wary of Cabbage?

Cabbage is usually one of the cheapest items in your produce aisle, and though it’s not as healthy as kale or spinach, it still contains quite a few nutrients. It has trace amounts of Thiamine, Riboflavin, Niacin, Calcium and Iron, as well as a high amount of Vitamin K. There’s not a lot of calories in cabbage, and they’re low in sugars, and carbohydrates. When combined with a beef stew, it absorbs the meaty flavor, and becomes less crunchy. You’ll chew through more than you’ll just drink, helping your stomach feel fuller more quickly, and avoid you being hungry again later on. Cabbage makes a lot of sense, if you’re working long hours and need to feel full without eating too much of the more expensive items.

A beef and cabbage soup might not be at the top of your gourmet wish list, but it’s a great and filling meal when you’re on the go, and very affordable. Stock up on ground beef when it’s on sale and freeze it until needed, and your beef and cabbage soup will save you even more money in the long run! Next time you’re in the produce aisle, grab a head of cabbage, and try this simple and filling recipe, enough for you and the whole family!