Total Time
2hrs 15mins
Prep 45 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

My first recipe posting! :) This is my favorite soup to make when the weather starts to get chilly. It's from a little restaurant in the small town where I grew up. My mom obtained the recipe, and I have fond memories of helping her make this soup. It's great served with shredded cheese, and freezes really well too. Prep time, cook time and servings are all approximate. Enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large soup kettle, brown beef with onion, garlic and green pepper.
  2. Add tomato paste, tomatoes, chili powder, oregano, parsley, kidney beans and salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Stir well.
  4. Dissolve bouillon in 1 cup water and add to soup along with cabbage.
  5. Slowly add desired amount of remaining water.
  6. Bring to boil.
  7. Reduce heat and simmer for 1 hour.


Most Helpful

I made this last night and it was wonderful. I make a "Caldo de Res" soup, its very different but also very similar, however, that soup takes 3-4 hours to cook from beginning to end. This cabbage soup only took me about an hour and the results were magnificent! I just love cabbage, I also added natures seasoning, celery, and carrots for more veggies, I also used dice tomatoes in can; other than that I followed the recipe as is. The recipe makes plenty for leftovers for a couple days, next time I'll probably cut it in half seeing as its just my husband and I and my 5 mth old son who doesn't eat yet. But one day when he can, he'll be praising you for this great recipe because I'll be making it often on those cold nights!! Thanks again.

sgvgngjg January 02, 2008

I found this to be bland for me... I did only have 2 bouillon cubes though so maybe that was the reason,but I just kept adding seasonings until it tasted perfect, thyme, basil,sugar,garlic salt,red pepper flakes, and now it is to do for. Also when I served it I added a spoon of sourcream in the bowl as well that was a great addition.

Szakacs January 12, 2009

This recipe was terribly bland. Something must to be missing. I used 8 cups of water (which included the one cup with dissolved bouillon). A flavor check after thirty minutes of cook time was disappointing. I added another three bouillon cubes, more black pepper, salt, one tablespoon each of chili powder and parsley and another teaspoon of oregano. It helped but the flavor wasn't that great. I decided to try this recipe because everything was on hand and it was super easy to make. This is not a soup I would recommend. I probably won't make it again because, honestly, it just wasn't all that special.

SonnyHavens December 14, 2013

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