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Unstuffed Cabbage Roll Soup Recipe

Unstuffed cabbage roll soup has all the great flavors of traditional cabbage rolls, without all the fuss.  It's hearty, beefy, and full of veggies.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dinner, Entree, Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beef and cabbage soup, beef and rice soup, cabbage roll soup, healthy soup recipe
Servings: 6 (2 cup) servings
Calories: 242kcal
Author: Amanda Finks

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. extra lean ground beef I used 96% lean
  • 1 medium yellow onion chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 5 cups chopped green cabbage about half of a medium sized head
  • 4 cups 32 oz. low-sodium beef broth
  • 3 cups tomato sauce (24 oz.)
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/2 cup uncooked white or brown long grain rice
  • 2 dried bay leaves
  • 3 tbsp. packed brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. dried oregano leaves
  • 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. lemon juice

Instructions

  • In a large soup pot, add the beef and place over medium-high heat. Break it apart with a wooden spoon. Add the onion. Cook about 8 minutes until the beef is brown, stirring occasionally.
  • Add the garlic. Stir and cook 1 minute.
  • Add the cabbage, beef broth, tomato sauce, carrots, rice, bay leaves, brown sugar, salt, oregano, and pepper.
  • Bring to a boil. Then, reduce the heat to simmer and cover the pot. Cook until rice is tender (25 minutes for white rice and 45 minutes for brown rice).
  • Remove the pot from the heat. Stir in the lemon juice. Let the soup rest uncovered for 10 minutes to thicken up before serving. Remove the bay leaves before serving.

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Notes

Nutrition information based on using brown rice.

Nutrition

Serving: 2cups | Calories: 242kcal | Carbohydrates: 34.4g | Protein: 19.8g | Fat: 3.5g | Saturated Fat: 1.4g | Fiber: 5.4g