Hamburger Cabbage Soup Recipe

Published on August 13th 2022 by Sarah Leadon.
Last updated on March 20th 2024
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Soups should always be a comforting, filling dish, and this hamburger cabbage soup fits the bill. This hamburger cabbage soup is like a deconstructed cabbage roll. It is made by sautéing aromatic veggies like onions, celery, garlic, and thyme until they soften, then green cabbage, tomato sauce, chicken broth, and a bay leaf are added. We added white rice to make the hamburger cabbage soup even more filling and slightly healthier. The Hamburger Cabbage Soup is allowed to simmer until the rice is tender, then it is topped with sour cream to add a creamy element and fresh parsley. This hamburger cabbage soup is a hearty, gluten-free delicious meal that will wow anyone who tastes it. 

 

Can you freeze hamburger cabbage soup?

Yes, you can freeze hamburger cabbage soup. First, let the cabbage hamburger soup cool down completely and place it into small airtight containers or Ziploc bags. This makes it easier to reheat a single serving of cabbage soup instead of thaw and refreeze a big batch of hamburger cabbage soup. Next, label the containers or bags with the dish's name and today's date, then place them in the freezer. The cabbage roll soup will last in the freezer for two months. 

 

How long does cabbage soup stay good in the fridge?

Stored in an airtight container, hamburger cabbage soup will last three days. 

 

How many calories are in a bowl of cabbage soup?

There are 326 calories in each bowl of hamburger cabbage soup. 

 

Can you lose weight by just eating cabbage soup?

Yes, you can lose weight by eating cabbage soup. Typically, cabbage soup is low-carb, so it does help you lose weight. However, this cabbage soup does contain white rice. Although white rice is less healthy, it contains nutrients like manganese, iron, and B vitamins. Nevertheless, you can omit the white rice from the recipe if desired. 

 

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Time & Serves

Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins
Serves
6 persons

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil

     

  • 1 lb. Lean Ground Beef

     

  • 1 teaspoon Salt 

     

  • 1 teaspoon Black Pepper 

     

  • 1 medium Onion, minced

     

  • 2 stalks of Celery, small dice



     

  • 2 cloves Garlic, minced

     

  • 1 tablespoon Fresh Thyme, chopped

     

  • 4 cups Green Cabbage, cut into 1/2 inch slices

     

  • 4 cups Low-Sodium Chicken Broth

     

  • 3 8 oz. cans of No Sugar Added Tomato Sauce 

     

  • 1 Bay Leaf

     

  • 1/2 cup White Rice 

  • 1 tablespoon Sugar-Free Sweetener

     

  • 3/4 cup Sour Cream 

     

  • Fresh Parsley (for garnish)

Instructions

To a Dutch oven pot or large soup pot, add olive oil. Place it over medium-high heat. 

 

Olive oil in a soup pot.

Add the ground beef and cook it for 8-10 minutes, breaking it into smaller pieces until it is no longer pink. 

 

Sauteing ground beef in a soup pot.

Add the salt, pepper, onions, celery, garlic, and thyme, and cook it for 2-3 minutes until the onions are tender. 



 

Garlic, thyme, onions, celery, and ground beef cooking in a soup pot.

Stir in the cabbage, tomato sauce, chicken broth, bay leaf, white rice, and sugar-free sweetener. 

 

Groundbeef, herbs, cabbage, bay leaf, chicken broth, tomato sauce, and white rice in a soup pot.

Let the cabbage hamburger soup come to a boil, then decrease the heat, cover it, and cook it for 25-30 minutes until the white rice is tender.

 

hamburger cabbage soup cooking in a soup pot.

Remove the bay leaf from the cabbage hamburger soup, then divide the soup between 6 soup bowls. Top each bowl of soup with 2 tablespoons of sour cream and a little parsley before serving. 

Hamburger cabbage soup in a bowl.
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Delve into the fusion of food and mood with Sarah. Discover the emotional journey within each recipe. Beyond the kitchen, she's an avid reader and music lover, lost in the rhythms of life.

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Sarah Leadon
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Delve into the fusion of food and mood with Sarah. Discover the emotional journey within each recipe. Beyond the kitchen, she's an avid reader and music lover, lost in the rhythms of life.

More posts by Sarah Leadon