Lighthouse Point Yacht and Racquet Club Beef and Cabbage Soup

"This is direct from the Club! Oh I love this soup. It's almost more than a soup. You will love this! This obviously isn't a recipe you want to come home after a long, hard day at work to make. But, it's rather a kind of rainy day type recipe. One where you put on some soft jazz, throw some sweats on and pour yourself a glass of wine,a nice Cabernet, and have the whole kitchen to yourself. You will love this. If you will measure everything out and have everything ready, it's a snap to make the soup. And don't forget a nice crusty, fresh loaf of a nice sourdough bread. You can find beef bases in your supermarket, usually by the canned soup. I know my jar is the "Better than Beef" brand, and I know there are several brands out there.They are so much better than bouillon. You don't have to fight the wrapping on the bouillon cubes, and the beef base is moist.Cooking times are approximate.I have doubled and tripled this recipe.Check your seasonings before adding triple amounts. You can add in, but you can't take out. You can make a meal out of this."
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Ready In:
10 cups




  • Trim beef, saving fat. Cut beef into 1/2-inch cubes and fat into 1/4-inch cubes. In a non-reactive large pot about 6-8 quarts, add bacon and beef fat. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until all fat has been rendered(given up it's fat) and remaining pieces of fat and bacon are brown but not burned. Remove browned fat and bacon pieces and set aside. Leave liquefied fat in pot.
  • Saute` onions, carrots, celery and green peppers, about 4 minutes or until soft and fragrant. Add beef, raise heat to medium high and saute`meat about 3 minutes or until just beginning to take on color. Return browned pieces of fat and bacon to the pot.
  • Stir in wine, A-1 sauce, salt, pepper, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, oregano, thyme and caraway seeds. Stir about 1 minute. Pour in 8 cups water and add crumbled crumbled beef bouillon cubes(or base) have dissolved completely.
  • Add cabbage and roasted peppers; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer several minutes, or until scum stops accumulating on top. Partially cover and continue to simmer 3 hours, stirring occasionally. Skim again, if needed. Taste for seasonings and if too thick, add more water (I used the 9 full cups at the end.

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  1. OMG can't wait to make this again. Wonderful flavor combination. I really enjoyed prepping everything and the cooking smells incredible. This is a keeper for sure and a wonderful winter recipe. Thanks so much for posting this one. My rating is actually 5 stars and 3 thumbs up, which is one more thumb than I have.
  2. I was searching recipes to use an eye of round roast with. I have rated probably 75 recipes on Zaar over the past 5 years. I usually only make recipes that have been rated more than 10 times and a gazillion recipes that have over 100 ratings. I was first impressed with its name dropping title. I don't know anything about this yacht and racquet club (or any other club for that matter) but it sounded fancy. I read the recipe and it sounded legitimate for an unrated recipe. I followed the recipe 100% exactly except I used a 1.75 eye of round roast (.5 lbs more than recipe). There however is a small flaw in the recipe that I caught in time. The ingredients call for 2 T. worcestershire sauce but the directions fail to mention adding it. I caught the mistake exactly 1.5 hours into the 3 hour simmering time. I then couldnt wait any longer I had to taste it after 2 hours simmering and it was perfect. Meat fork tender, cabbage and all veggies melt in your mouth, awesome flavor. People never guess the ingredients like A-1, bacon, and caraway seeds. I used a cheap cabernet sauvignon from foxhorn vineyards (American wine), 2 tsp granulated beef bouillon, bottled minced garlic, and half of a 7 oz. jar roasted red pepper. This is by far the best recipe to date I've tried on Recipezaar and I nave tried probably 200 from here. I'm glad to have tried this recipe and be one of the first reviews. I hope I have been help. Definetely TRY THIS recipe.
  3. I make this every year for New Year’s Day. I am vegan so I don’t use meat. I substitute a can of black eyed peas and use veggie broth instead of beef broth.


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