Weight Watcher’s Cabbage Soup – Sweet and Sour

"This was originally a WW recipe, from, I am guessing, the early 70s. I am pretty sure it has been altered somewhat, but it is super-easy and very tasty. We make it often in spite of its low calorie/low fat attributes ;-). My Nana always had a pot of it on the back burner because it was a “free” food, and boy, did the house smell good! Makes lots, but freezes well, also."
 
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Ready In:
3hrs 20mins
Ingredients:
11
Serves:
18
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ingredients

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directions

  • Cut up all the veggies, put everything in a very large pot, cover with water, and cook at least 3 hours, until everything is very soft.
  • Taste for seasoning – judge sour and sweet separately to see weather to add more citric acid or sweetener. I usually do add plenty more of each, until it is delicious.
  • Notes:

  • Don’t even bother cutting the core out of the cabbage – it cooks down with everything else and will be delicious. Really.
  • Measurements can be approximate. Feel free to adjust for what you like or have on hand. I know I always have a glass of the juice before pouring it into the pot ;-) Speaking of the juice, I don't remember it being part of the original recipe, but I always add it for tomatoey taste and body.
  • Sometimes, my Nana added green peppers. Her recipe also mentioned to serve with “rice and veal balls”, although I don’t actually remember her doing this. What could be bad?.
  • When I am not on a diet, I add brown sugar instead of the sweet-and-low.
  • Oops - I Totally had to Estimate how many servings. But this does mostly fill my 10 quart pot, and then cook off a little, so I will est. 18 servings - your mileage will vary;-).

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Reviews

  1. goldwoman
    Just plugged this into the new points system and it is not 2 points plus. Still a good bargain in the points department though.
     
  2. Lonna 1
    1 POINT - according to the WeightWatchers points finder this is 1 point per serving. This is also according to the nutrition facts the poster has listed to the left.
     
  3. Barbara S.
    This is wonderful, makes you feel cozy and warm. I add ,little red pepper flake, to my mug of soup. I will make it tomorrow again. Barb
     
  4. Redsie
    This was really good soup!! Made a large batch and it smelled wonderful!!! I didn't have any citric acid but did add some balsamic vinegar instead. This turned out really good and will help me to continue in my WW journey!! Thanks Dorie's Lori!
     
  5. Mirj2338
    This was good! I dumped everything (without measuring, even) into a pressure cooker and within half an hour my soup was ready! I always have sour salt in the house and love the flavor it adds to cabbagy-tomato-ey foods. I didn't use sweetener but went for broke and used about 4 teaspoons of brown sugar. My daughter thought this tasted like stuffed cabbage soup! I think I'm going to make it again with little meatballs in it, it should be a hit! Thanks, DL, it's great!
     
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  1. Redsie
    This was really good soup!! Made a large batch and it smelled wonderful!!! I didn't have any citric acid but did add some balsamic vinegar instead. This turned out really good and will help me to continue in my WW journey!! Thanks Dorie's Lori!
     

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