26 Reviews

I must agree with the other reviewers, this is a nice base recipe. I didn't add an extra can of water, used only 2 buillion cubes, a whole onion, and dumped the whole can of tomatoes in. Half way through the simmering time I found it to be a little bland. I added some oregano, basil and 1T of ketchup then at the end zipped it up with a smidge of vinegar. Thanks for this simple recipe.

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TattooedMamaof2 March 02, 2010

Absolutely delicious - I also used low sodium beef broth and Muir Glen Fire Roasted Crushed (because I don't like diced) Tomatoes (my new favorite for all things tomato). Other than that everything else the same. I'm making it tonight with some leftover T-bone steaks (chopped very small) & the bones to flavor the stockfrom last nights grilling menu. Great recipe!

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Sue Masters June 14, 2009

Good base- added lots of Worcestershire sauce for extra taste and northern beans.

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andig1 October 15, 2012

Ideal for a warm, filling meal in the cool weather. I made this as written, but didn't simmer quite as long as listed. It's not gourmet, but it's homey and comforting. Thanx for sharing!

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*Parsley* September 21, 2011

I modified this recipe but it was a great base to adjust according to what I had in the house. I used 1/2 the amount of beef and garlic salt &, doubled the onion, and added cooked rice at the end. It was a delicious soup & I will definitely cook it again!

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earthmama77 December 30, 2009

This was really good but a little bland. Will try the italian sausage suggestion.

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rookiecook13 March 07, 2011

Instead of ground beef I use turkey Italian sausage. It adds some extra zest to the soup. I use half the amount of tomatoes called for and use one 15 oz can of fire roasted diced with juice. I don't like celery so I omit that as well. The Italian sausage really adds something to this soup. We love it. And it is great in that you can add anything you want.

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mgreynolds79 November 01, 2010

A simple recipe that is quick and made from ingredients I normally keep on hand. Nicely blended flavor and freezes well.

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suzytx January 01, 2010

Wonderful winter meal. I used a package of spicy Italian sausage to give it more flavor. And I substituted low sodium beef broth instead of the water and beef bouillion.

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Spencer #2 February 07, 2009

Delicious, easy, and pretty nutritious on top of it all! I agree, a can of beef broth subs for the water and bouillon. I also included the tomato liquid -- easier, and the soup can use it.

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Laurie H. February 07, 2009
Cabbage and Beef Soup