Stuffed Cabbage Soup

READY IN: 6hrs 15mins
Recipe by good2pqueen_5408438

I'm Romanian-American & grew up on stuffed cabbage. I made it my mission to adapt a less labor-intensive version for every day enjoyment. In Romania, the dish, formally known as sarmale, is an anticipated treat for the holidays. Here’s my deconstructed version of this thick and hearty soup using either ground bison or ground beef.

Top Review by Funkymunky613

I liked the soup but isn't stuffed cabbage supposed to be sweet???? Either way, it came out well. Next time maybe I'd add sugar or honey for sweetening. I'm not sure why I didn't realize it wouldn't be sweet. Should have been obvious to me. OK, change of heart. I'm giving it 5 stars. An ok soup becamme great with addition of barley that I had forgotten. Definitely a make again meal in one :).

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown ground beef, ground pork & onion in a skillet over medium high heat.
  2. Pour meat into a large crockpot.
  3. Add stewed tomatoes, coleslaw mx, sauerkraut, water, bouillon, salt & pepper.
  4. Add the barley the last hour of cooking.
  5. Slow-cook on low heat 4 to 8 hours.

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