Russian Cabbage Soup

READY IN: 4hrs
Recipe by Diana Adcock

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Top Review by Marla Swoffer

I found this recipe all over the web, so it seems to be the standard. It's good in a basic way but the flavor needed a little enhancing. I tasted it towards the end and decided to add beef stock, more vinegar, more sugar, a little bit of tomato juice (V-8 actually) and a splash of beer I was drinking. That turned it in to a four-star recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large soup pot cover the beef, tomatoes, onion, bay leaf and garlic with cold water.
  2. Let stand for 1 hour and simmer covered for 3 hours.
  3. Remove the bay leaf, add cabbage, sugar, onion, salt and pepper.
  4. Simmer for 15 minutes more.
  5. Remove from heat, add lemon juice and offer Sour Cream at the table.

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