Total Time
2hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 2 hrs

A very tasty and tummy warming recipe given to me several years ago. Once the ground beef is cooked, this can all get dumped into the crock pot. UPDATE 3/09 I added a 1/2 t of dried thyme to round out the flavor.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large pot: Brown ground beef, drain any fat.
  2. Add onions and garlic, saute with ground beef until tender.
  3. Note: At this point you place the ground beef mixture and remaining ingredients in the crock pot. Cook on low for 4-6 hours.
  4. Standard stove top cooking: Add remaining ingredients and simmer.
  5. Simmer for 1-2 hours on stove top until cabbage is tender. Stirring occasionally. Check fro additional seasonings.
  6. Serve with a crusty bread.
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I made this recipe on 1/18/12 for our dinner.And due to what I had on hand, a few changes were made to the recipe and they are as follows.Instead of the canned beans, the same amount of leftover white beans were used. I didn't have a 28 ounce can of tomatoes,so 2 14.5 ounce cans were used. And to give the beef a bit more flavor,the onion was added as the beef was browning.About 1 1/2 hours into the cooking time a " Quality Taste Test " was done and I realized I forgot to add the garlic,so I added about a teaspoon or so of garlic powder.And at that time I also added another 3/4 teaspoon of chili powder.This recipe turned out to be a " Keeper ". Thanks for posting and " Keep Smiling : ) "

Chef shapeweaver � January 19, 2012

This is a very delicious soup!! I used beef broth and left out the tomato sauce. We don't like alot of tomatoey soups but the diced tomatoes were a great fit. I made alot so I'm going to be freezing some and eating some for lunch all week. Thanks for a great and easy soup.

nemokitty December 11, 2011

Very good recipe with an unusual taste. We really enjoyed it. Thanks for the recipe.

Cilantro in Canada November 25, 2009