By Mama's Kitchen (Hope) on February 17, 2009
Photo by Deb_Leger
Photo by Deb_Leger
"This recipe came about after a failed casserole recipe turned into an amazing soup! Who says failure is a bad thing? You could even make this vegetarian/vegan by changing the meat to a veg friendly option and using a veg broth. Hope you enjoy this too!"
Serving Size: 1 (340 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 8
"I love cabbage rolls. I have 3 recipes that I haven't tried. Why? Because I am lazy. I loved this recipe. I used 1.5 lbs of ground beef since that is the size that was defrosting so I added a bit more of everything else. I omitted the egg and added a bit of oregano. It was so thick I ended up using 30 oz of chicken broth and 17.5 oz spicy V8. It was not soupy even then but reminded me of what cabbage rolls end up looking like on the plate (or bowl). My husband loved it, I loved it, my 5 year old son hates everything I make so he doesn't count. I could make this twice a month and not get sick of it. Easy and delicious! Oh, after I browned and drained the meat, I just stuck everything in a pot instead of trying to get all that cabbage in a deep skillet. Excellent mistake, mama!!"
"Easy, dense and filling, and yummy! I used Italian turkey sausage that I squeezed from the casings, and skipped the egg, but I might use it if I make a vegetarian version with tempeh or TVP. I'm not sure it needs the brown sugar, so next time I'll try omitting it. Two cloves of garlic is never enough for anything I make, and I increased the cayenne to a teaspoon. The result was good and spicy. Since I didn't have any Worcestershire sauce, I used soy sauce with a dash of white vinegar. Instead of raw rice, I used a cup of leftover cooked brown rice. I'll definitely make this again."
"Loved it. I used the coleslaw mix, added 2 chopped carrots, 3 chopped celery ribs, 46 oz of V8, and paprika. This was absolutely wonderful and pretty quick. Being pregnant, I was craving stuffed cabbage for two days but didn't feel like assembling cabbage rolls on a weeknight. Thank you for posting."
"I really needed to have some cabbage rolls but was way too lazy to do all that rolling. This soup was perfect and tastes just like the stuffed rolls, except all chopped up. If you want it as a 'soupy' soup you might want to add a bit more broth, or water....or, if you like your cabbage rolls with mashed potatoes, leave the soup thick and just spoon it over the spuds. It's great! Thanks so much for posting your mishap for the rest of us to enjoy! I'll be sure to make this again :)"
"oops, forgot to add the five stars in my last review. I hope that doesn't bring down the overall rating!!"