Beef, Cabbage and Tomato Soup

Beef, Cabbage and Tomato Soup

It will come to no surprise for anyone that’s read this blog that I’m a fan of soup. I eat soup all year round, but the fall season is where I really hit my soup-making prime. As much as I love to cook, I don’t have a lot of time to do so, and being able to maximize flavour and leftover meals is a big deal.

I’ve been trying to clean up my diet lately, especially since I found out my dairy sensitivity has gotten more severe, and soups are a great way to get a lot of healthy foods in one shot. This recipe is also paleo and Whole30 compliant, if you’re into that sort of thing. I think this could also work as a vegan recipe, subbing out the ground beef for beans and the beef stock for vegetable stock. For this recipe, you’ll need:

  • 1 kg (2.2 lbs) ground beef

  • 1 large yellow or white onion, diced

  • 3 stalks celery, chopped

  • 3 carrots, chopped

  • 5 large brown mushrooms, chopped

  • 1 828 mL (28 oz) can diced tomatoes

  • 1 small head green cabbage, chopped

  • 6 cups beef stock

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 1 tsp pepper

  • 1 tsp paprika

  • 2 cloves garlic, diced

  • 2 bay leaves, optional

  1. Prep your vegetables.

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2. Place a large soup/stock pot over medium high heat, and add the ground beef. Cook until browned.

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3. Add onions and cook until they start to turn translucent. Then add the rest of your vegetables and garlic. If everything starts to stick to the bottom of the pot, pour in a little of the beef stock to help move everything around.

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4. Once the vegetables are soft, add in the diced tomatoes.

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5. Finally, add in the beef stock, spices and bay leaves. Bring everything to a boil before reducing the soup to a simmer. Let simmer for at least an hour (I let mine cook for about two) before serving.

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This has a really well-rounded, hearty flavour that is perfect for a cozy evening at home. I’ve made this for a dinner party too, when there were many dietary restrictions and a super simple recipe was the best call, and it went over really well.

Soup is a pretty forgiving medium, which is likely why I experiment with it so frequently. Just make sure there’s lots of bread for dunking and it’ll be a hit.

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Soup is a pretty forgiving medium, which is likely why I experiment with it so frequently. Just make sure there’s lots of bread for dunking and it’ll be a hit.

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