Jack's Cabbage/Bean Soup

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

My husband, Jack, made up this recipe, and it has become a big hit with all of our friends. I think what makes it different from other bean soups is the bottle of beer. He is always requested to bring a large pot of it to Superbowl Sunday and other times, too. If you don't like some of the beans, just substitute with what you do like.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Fry hamburger and onion, and drain off any grease.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and let simmer for about 1 hour.
Most Helpful

This is very good and because I nearly always have these ingredients on hand, it will be easy for me to make again. Since there's just li'l ol' me eating this, I also cut the recipe in half, using a combo of 3 bean types, 1 can apiece. I didn't have garlic powder, but used chopped garlic and I used a porter beer. yum! Next time I might try adding oregano and/or cumin.

bikerchick January 25, 2005

Great tasting soup that is quick & easy to prepare! I halved the recipe using 1/2 can of black bean soup and l can of the rest. For the white beans, I used Great Northern since that was what was in the pantry. I also used Light Busch beer since that is what we had..but used the whole can. My husband ate 2 1/2 big bowls! Thanks for a great recipe!

Linda B January 29, 2004