Crock Pot Russian Cabbage Soup

Total Time
6hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 6 hrs

My own rendition of the hearty sweet and sour soup that reflects my Russian-Jewish heritage. Measurements are approximate and should be adjusted according to taste.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put meat and onion in crock pot and cover with beef broth and tomatoes.
  2. Cook on low for three hours.
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients.
  4. Cook on low for three hours.
  5. Add salt and pepper as needed.
Most Helpful

My parents commented to me that they were craving this soup, so I found this recipe and made it for them. They absolutely loved it! The flavors were wonderful and they said it tasted like they remembered it tasting! Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful recipe. I will definetly be making it again.

lisamos January 31, 2008

A delicious, hearty soup, with a perfect balance of sweet and sour. It was very easy to make. I do not own a crock pot, so I cooked it on the stove top over low heat. I did the first step (meat, onions, broth and tomatoes) for 1 1/2 hours. Then I added the rest of the ingredients, and cooked that for another 1 1/2 hours. The result was perfect. Didn't even have to add salt or pepper. I did substitute green cabbage for red cabbage, as I don't like red cabbage. I also added fresh thyme and rosemary, two bay leaves and caraway seeds, as I love a very robust flavor. Also threw in two yukon gold potatoes, cut in chunks, same time as the carrots, as I wanted it to be a meal in itself. This soup was fantastic with a thick slice of Jewish rye bread, slathered with creamy butter. Yummmm!

c.r.young September 25, 2007

Deeeeee-licious! I threw everything in the crockpot at the same time and cooked on low for 6 hours. It was wonderful! The cabbage still had a slight crunch, and everything else was very tender and flavorful. I used the optional carrots. This soup is going to be one of my new crockpot favorites! Thanx for sharing your recipe.

*Parsley* February 02, 2007