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This is the same recipe I use from Sandra Woodruff's Good Carb Cookbook, except she uses 12 oz. of lean ground beef. I added a chopped clove of garlic and canellini beans instead of red kidney beans, and some boullion granules and extra water because we like our soup to be more liquidy. I've made this simple soup many times and it's always good.

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vbak December 01, 2012

this was very good. I didn't have he thyme or bay leaf, so i left them out, used a can of italian diced tomatoes since i couldn't find stewed - used up some purple cabbage from my CSA that otherwise would have gone bad. Simple, easy, and tasty. Thanks for posting

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ShortieNJ September 26, 2010

Excellent recipe! This is a soup that looks and tastes like you've spent all day preparing it. The only change that I made was to add a can of black eyed peas instead of the kidney beans. Thanks for sharing!

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beesweet February 09, 2005

simple, easy, fun (for some reason I love chopping cabbage), and good! I added celery and garlic, and spiced it up some more with cumin, chili powder, and salt.

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sillyalicia April 18, 2009

This is a great soup! I made it WW friendly by using 8oz Cooked lean ground beef and sub the thyme and bay leaf with 1 T worscheshire (sp) sauce and 2 T splenda (personal preference) this is 3 pts for 1 cup and is a core recipe! Thanks for sharing!!!!

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paigeandparkersmomma January 16, 2008

This soup made a delicious and filling lunch that we really enjoyed. We'll make this again and I think that I will brown the onions with the beef for extra flavor and maybe add some extra broth or even tomato sauce because it was sooo thick (more like a stew than a soup). This goes together quickly and would be great for a week night meal if pre-shredded cabbage were used (I shredded my own this time). Thanks for a great low-carb meal!

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acerast November 14, 2007

This is a delicious soup. I really love kidney beans so I couldn't resist trying this recipe. I'm glad I did. I added a little sugar because my family likes some sweetness when tomatoes are involved. I will definitely make this again. Thanks a lot for sharing!

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Lainey6605 January 21, 2006

This was a very easy recipe to make. I always follow recipes exactly as written, and did so with this one as well, but found it a bit bland for our taste and added extra pepper and some salt. Being cabbage lovers, I put in more than the recipe called for and I also had to add two more cans of broth. This is a great soup and I definitey plan to make it again. Thanks Tara.

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dojemi November 04, 2005

This was very easy and inexpensive since I was looking to use up these ingredients. I found it a little bland - but I think that the ingredients made my thoughts turn to chili .... I added garlic salt and some cayene pepper and that brightened it right up. Additionally ( since it made a lot ) I added some frozen mixed veggies on day 3 and morphed it into vegetable soup - very good as well. An excellent soup and a really good base for a lot of other things, minestrone, veggie, chili etc. Thanks for a great recipe.

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Patti O'Furniture November 30, 2004

Very easy and comforting soup. I sauteed my onions with the ground beef and added garlic, also. My tomatoes were petite diced with garlic and olive oil. (I don't like big chunks of stewed tomato.) I added a second can of beef broth, as there just didn't seem to be enough liquid, and adjusted the seasoning amounts in accordance with the added liquid. I also added about 1/2 cup of tomato juice to enhance the flavor. There weren't any red kidney beans in my pantry...so I used white beans. Hubby had 2 bowls of this soup with some crusty multi-grain dinner rolls. I plan on taking the leftovers for my lunch. This is a simple, but tasty soup.

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Ms B. October 26, 2004
Country Bean, Beef and Cabbage Soup