Beef Cabbage Soup

by Katie on December 31, 2009

This delicious soup happens to be my all time favorite!

You can thank my Mamaw for this one…she just has the best recipes.  I make this all the time in the winter…it makes a wonderful dinner served with a sandwich or homemade bread.

I made a double batch for the freezer this time. The best way to freeze it is to put it in gallon freezer bags. It is cheap, easy, and doesn’t take up much room in the freezer. I know I have mentioned it on here before, freezer bags are how I freeze everything I can get by with.

Beef Cabbage Soup


  • 1 pound hamburger
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 med onion chopped
  • 1/2 bell pepper
  • 2 - 15 oz cans stewed tomatoes
  • 2 - 15 oz cans kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2-3 cups water
  • 1/2 small head of cabbage
  • 8 oz. can tomato sauce
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Brown hamburger and drain off grease. Add all ingredients to pot. Bring to a boil. Cover and lower heat and simmer 1 hour.


{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

Dana January 1, 2010 at 6:01 pm

This soup is my absolute favorite!!!!!! It is a must try for those who love soup.


Misty January 1, 2010 at 9:10 pm

I can't wait to try this soup! I bought my cabbage! :) Sounds SO yummy!


Katie January 2, 2010 at 12:54 am

I hope you all like the soup, Misty! Let me know!


Pam January 2, 2010 at 9:27 am

I'm making a double batch of the soup today. Will use some for a dinner next week when I work late and the rest I'm freezing is small quart bags for lunch.


Misty January 12, 2010 at 10:15 am

I think I am going to try and make this tomorrow… and then freeze individual servings for just me at lunchtime… :)


Misty January 16, 2010 at 12:41 pm

So I finally made this this morning for lunch and am eating it now… OH MY! That's all I can say! It is SO good! Thanks for sharing… this will definitely be a fav!


Alison March 23, 2010 at 1:30 pm

This is going on next weeks' menu! Or maybe the one after that! I have so many new recipes lined up that I want to try! :)

I've made beef and cabbage as a casserole before, but never as a soup. I love that you have beans added to it! Mmmmm!


Anonymous February 16, 2011 at 10:06 am

Katie, I just LOVE this soup! I've been dieting and it fits right in! It's very low cal when I use 96/4 lean ground beef and I nix the sugar! It doesn't lose any flavor though! Thank you so much!



Katie February 16, 2011 at 10:17 am


I am so happy to hear that you like the soup! I love that it didn't lose the flavor when you left out the sugar and used lean ground beef. I will have to try it that way!!


Tiffany October 19, 2011 at 7:45 pm

I love a good soup!


Christy February 20, 2013 at 12:18 pm

This soup is amazing, I too am dieting so I made it with ground turkey and pork! AMAZING… no sugar or beans and I used V8 juice.


Katie February 20, 2013 at 8:40 pm

Hi Christy! I’m glad you enjoyed the soup!! I like your idea of using V8 juice…I will have to try that next time.


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