This soup is positively scrumptious! I was trying to decide what to have for dinner earlier this morning, and looked in the fridge to see a head of cabbage, four tomatoes, onion, a shallot bulb, and a pound of organic grass fed ground beef. I then looked in my cupboard to see some fresh garlic and some select spices. I realized that these ingredients reminded me of cabbage rolls, but without the rice.
I didn’t feel like having to put too much effort into it, so I opted for a slow cooker soup rather than the cabbage rolls themselves. Whoa baby, did this stuff ever turn out GREAT! It tastes just like a cabbage roll, but in a delicious and easy soup! Plus, with cabbage as its main ingredient, it’s loaded with nutrition!
Health Benefits of Cabbage
- Packed with fiber
- Helps lower cholesterol
- Boosts the immune system
- Helps build strong bones
- Natural diuretic
- Lowers blood pressure
- Cancer prevention
- Strongly anti-inflammatory
Delicious and nutritious = perfection. Add in the fact that it’s a slow cooker soup, and that makes it beyond perfection – SO EASY!
UNSTUFFED CABBAGE ROLL SOUP
- 4 tomatoes
- 1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 tsp. garlic granules
- 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
- 1/2 tsp. dried basil
- 1 tsp. extra virgin olive oil
- pinch of stevia
- 1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
- 1 lb. organic grass fed ground beef
- 1/4 cup chopped red onion
- 1/4 cup chopped shallots
- 1 large garlic clove, minced
- 1/2 tsp. dried parsley
- 1/4 tsp. oregano
- 1/2 tsp. sea salt
- 8 cups sliced green cabbage
- 3 cups chicken broth, vegetable broth, or beef broth
1.) Chop your tomatoes, and place them in a sauce pan with 1 tsp. extra virgin olive, apple cider vinegar, garlic granules, 1/2 tsp. dried oregano, dried basil, and stevia. Place over medium/high heat and bring to a simmer. Allow to simmer, stirring occasionally, until most of the juices have cooked off (probably 20 minutes or so).
2.) While the tomatoes are cooking down, heat 1 Tbsp. of olive oil over medium heat in a large frying pan. Add the onion, shallot, and garlic, and let cook for 3 minutes. Add the ground beef and cook until it is cooked through. Add the dried parsley, 1/4 tsp. dried oregano, and sea salt.
3.) Add the tomato sauce to the ground beef and stir to mix.
4.) Transfer the ground beef and tomato mixture to the bed of a slow cooker. Add the cabbage and broth. Stir to combine.
5.) Cook on high for 3 hours or on low for 6 hours.
6.) Transfer to bowls, allow to cool to desired temperature, and serve.
So tasty, guys! You will love this stuff! Enjoy! 🙂