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Red Cabbage Soup Recipe

This red cabbage soup recipe is a hearty and filling soup, made with red/purple cabbage, ground beef, onions, and tomatoes in a rich & savory broth. It makes a cozy winter dinner idea, and a great recipe to make with a head of red cabbage.

This soup is ready in about 45 minutes, and can easily be made ahead or batch cooked for the week. I love to serve this soup with a thick slice of crusty homemade bread, and an apple and walnut salad for dinner!

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There’s nothing better in the fall and winter than cozying up with a hot bowl of soup on a cold night! On our homestead, and this simple Red Cabbage Soup is a favorite for winter nights or fall lunches.  I love a big pot of fresh winter vegetable soup or stew, especially when I can find good red cabbages in stores.

While traditional cabbage soups are made with green or napa cabbage, I added red cabbage to mine to mix it up! I love the flavor of red cabbage, which absolutely shines in this soup.

This Red Cabbage Soup Recipe Is

  • Bright
  • Fresh
  • Savory
  • Satisfying
  • Earthy
  • Simple to Make
  • A Great Fall or Winter Comfort Food

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The Best Soup Recipe with Red Cabbage

Soups are staples year-round on our homestead, even in the summer (hello gazpacho)!  Soups are simple to make, are inexpensive and budget-friendly, and are great to enjoy all year. I love making soup with red cabbage- the flavor is just fantastic!

Making your own soup from scratch (for yourself or your family) takes comfort food to the next level. Canned soups can be convenient, but they are loaded with sodium, preservatives, and junk. Browse 100+ free homemade soup recipes here for inspiration to simmer!

What’s In This Beef and Cabbage Soup Recipe?

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How Do I Make Soup with Red Cabbage?

  1. In a large soup pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the ground beef to the pot, and cook for 10 minutes or so, breaking up the beef pieces with a wooden spoon. When all the pink has been cooked from the beef, remove the beef from the pot and set aside.
  2. To the same pot, add the onion and sauté for 6 or 7 minutes until translucent. Toss in the carrots and celery and cook for 5 minutes longer.
  3. Add the beef stock, thyme, oregano, tomatoes, red cabbage, balsamic vinegar, salt, and pepper. Stir, and add the cooked beef back into the pot. Bring to a boil, then cover and reduce to a simmer. Cook for 35 to 40 minutes until vegetables are tender.
  4. Remove from heat, taste and adjust seasonings as needed – adding more salt, black pepper, or balsamic vinegar to taste! Serve with fresh cracked pepper and enjoy.

 

Meal Prep Cabbage Soup For Easy Lunch Ideas

This red cabbage soup is the perfect recipe for homemade meal prep.  I am a huge fan of meal prepping, batch cooking, and making recipes ahead.  I love the convenience of cooking once and being able to enjoy homemade meals during the week when I don’t have time. I make a big batch of this soup on Sunday, and enjoy ready-made lunches during work.

There’s a whole section of TheHerbeevore.com dedicated to my favorite tried & true meal prep recipes.  With just a little planning and prep, you can have a week’s worth of recipes ready in the time it would take to make one portion.  Just batch cook, divide into individual containers, and place in the fridge or freezer for later!  I also made a list of my favorite meal prep products on Amazon that I use weekly. They make cooking easy-peasy.

 

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Red Cabbage Soup

Kelly Jensen
This red cabbage soup recipe is a hearty and filling soup, made with red/purple cabbage, ground beef, onions, and tomatoes in a rich & savory broth. It makes a cozy winter dinner idea, and a great recipe to make with a head of red cabbage.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch, Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 332 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • In a large soup pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the ground beef to the pot, and cook for 10 minutes or so, breaking up the beef pieces with a wooden spoon. When all the pink has been cooked from the beef, remove the beef from the pot and set aside.
  • To the same pot, add the onion and sautĂ© for 6 or 7 minutes until translucent. Toss in the carrots and celery and cook for 5 minutes longer.
  • Add the beef stock, thyme, oregano, tomatoes, red cabbage, brown sugar, balsamic vinegar, salt, and pepper. Stir, and add the cooked beef back into the pot. Bring to a boil, then cover and reduce to a simmer. Cook for 35 to 40 minutes until vegetables are tender.
  • Remove from heat, taste and adjust seasonings as needed - adding more salt, black pepper, or balsamic vinegar to taste! Serve with fresh cracked pepper and enjoy.

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Nutrition

Calories: 332kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 22gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 54mgSodium: 936mgPotassium: 1387mgFiber: 4gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 4620IUVitamin C: 69mgCalcium: 138mgIron: 5mg
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