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Un-stuffed Cabbage Soup


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Un-stuffed Cabbage Soup


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Un-stuffed Cabbage Soup

A classic, Cabbage Soup recipe that will even have teenagers asking for more.


  • Prep Time : 5 min
  • Cook Time : 2 hour
  • Ready Time : 2 hour, 5 min


6 to 8 servings s


  • 1 pound:stew beef, cubed
  • 1 tablespoon:olive oil
  • 1 (16-ounce) bag :shredded white cabbage
  • 1 (16-ounce) can:crushed tomatoes
  • 2 cups:tomato sauce
  • 3 cups:water
  • 2 tablespoons:lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons:white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup:light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup:granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon :onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon :sea salt



  1. Rinse meat and pat dry. In a 6-quart stockpot, heat olive oil and brown beef over medium heat for 2 minutes, stirring.
  2. Add cabbage, tomatoes and tomato sauce, water, lemon juice, vinegar, both sugars, onion powder and salt.
  3. Bring to boil. Skim off any foam and discard.
  4. Reduce to a simmer, cover and cook for at least 2 hours. Longer is fine; you really want the flavors to mellow. Ladle into bowls and serve.

This recipe is a classic. When I put the word out that I was doing a cookbook, I got three versions of it and I rolled them all into one. We tested it on a bunch of 14-year-old boys and they were licking their bowls and asking for seconds.

It is a sweet recipe so you can use less sugar if you prefer and/or add a teaspoon of pepper for an extra kick.

About Jamie Geller


Jamie Geller is the only best-selling cookbook author who wants to get you out of the kitchen – not because she doesn’t love food – but because she has tons to do. As “The Bride Who Knew Nothing” Jamie found her niche specializing in fast, fresh, family recipes. Now the "Queen of Kosher" (CBS) and the "Jewish Rachael Ray" (New York Times), she's the creative force behind JoyofKosher.com and "Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller" magazine . Jamie and her hubby live in Israel with their five busy kids who give her plenty of reasons to get out of the kitchen - quickly. Check out her new book, "Joy of Kosher: Fast, Fresh Family Recipes."




3 Responses to Un-stuffed Cabbage Soup

  1. liking what I see.

  2. avatar says: batya_a

    Dare I even make suggestions on a JGeller recipe?
    Here goes-
    As the beef is browning, sprinkle on 2Tbsp flour. Adds some thickening and flavor to the broth.
    To the browned beef, add the tomato sauce and the water, but hold back the other ingredients. Simmer for 1hr. Then add the veggies and rest of the ingredients. This will make the meat very soft, the broth very meaty, and the vegetables fully cooked but not mush.
    Enjoy, this soup is delish!

  3. avatar says: rlinzer

    I made this with meatballs instead of the stew meat and it was a big hit!

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