Sweet and Sour Cabbage Soup

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 50 mins

This is real comfort food! It is easy to prepare and oh so yummy. Recipe courtesy: Sara Moulton, 2003 - Television Food Network.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large pot heat olive oil over moderate heat and cook the onions until translucent.
  2. Add the minced garlic and crushed red pepper flakes and cook, stirring for 1 minute.
  3. Stir in the balsamic vinegar and the brown sugar and bring to a simmer.
  4. Add the cabbage and stir to combine.
  5. Add the tomatoes and the chicken stock and bring to a simmer.
  6. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  7. Simmer the soup uncovered, for 30-40 minutes until the cabbage is very tender.
  8. Taste soup and adjust seasoning with a bit more balsamic vinegar, brown sugar, salt &/or pepper.
  9. Stir in parsley.
  10. Serve hot with a dollop of sour cream and fresh chives.


Most Helpful

Enjoy sweet and sour. Enjoy Borscht. I would make it again, but I am in no rush.

CrazyDiamondGirl November 24, 2009

this was pretty good. very spicy wich i liked. a bit too sweet for me (and i put less sugar than called for) but that is a personal preference. my husband who does not like cabbage really liked this soup.. well mostly the broth, and i liked the cabbage.. good soup for a cold day. thanks

sprue November 02, 2007

Easy to make & a great end of the month budget stretcher! I had a green cabbage to use up so I used that instead of the red. It turned out perfect. Thanks for a great soup recipe!

herbsnflowers September 25, 2007

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