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Stuffed Cabbage Roll Soup

Deliciously filling Stuffed Cabbage Roll Soup has all the delightful flavors of Classic Stuffed Cabbage Rolls, without all the work. It’s hearty, beefy, and it’s full of flavor. Made with lean ground beef, ground pork, and veal, rice, green cabbage, and tomatoes sauce and cooked on the stovetop in about thirty-five minutes plus prep time. 

Stuffed Cabbage Roll Soup is one of the recipes that bring back fond memories from my childhood. I loved the Stuffed Cabbage Rolls, my Mom and Aunt made. So delicious. I can remember observing them mix the filling, stuff the green cabbage leaves and roll them like perfect little soldiers before placing them in a considerable Roasting pan; remember the old-timey ones that resemble the pot below?

 

 

Deliciously filling Stuffed Cabbage Roll Soup has all the wonderful flavors of Classic Stuffed Cabbage Rolls, without all the fuss. It's hearty, beefy, and it's full of flavor.I enjoy a more significant cut of cabbage in my soup, but you can always chop your cabbage to your preference. I love a more chunky soup and less broth in my bowl. Yes, you caught me; I want all the soup goodies to myself. Don’t judge. (Laughing out loud) I’m betting I’m not the only one that does it either–*Wink-Wink*

I remember the first time I saw this recipe being made on the Food Network Channel, Rachael Ray was making it in her little green retro looking kitchen back in I want to say, 2008. At first, I was wondering what the heck she was doing to such a beautiful classic recipe. My second thought is I want to make this concoction, but would my family start banging on about how it looked like Slop in a Pot? The dreaded name they give anything that doesn’t look put together.

 

 

 

Deliciously filling Stuffed Cabbage Roll Soup has all the wonderful flavors of Classic Stuffed Cabbage Rolls, without all the fuss. It's hearty, beefy, and it's full of flavor.I decided back in 2008 to make use of Rachael’s Rays, “Stuffed Cabbage Stoup recipe” I made a few changes over the years to make it more like the yummy cabbage rolls my mom and aunt used to make when I was a child, but the idea is still the same when it comes right down to it. It’s always a delicious, flavorful, filling meal every time!

Some of the ingredients Rachael Ray used, I kept, some I tossed, some I changed, and the recipe just kept evolving into what it is today, 11 years later. Now don’t get me wrong; her version is outstanding. Hands down, I give her credit for this beautiful idea because I can say, I would have never thought of this fantastic recipe on my own! That’s for sure, my friends.

 

The ingredients Rachael used in her version were:

  • extra virgin olive oil
  • raw white rice
  • chicken stock
  • A combination of beef, pork, and veal
  • allspice
  • coriander
  • smoked paprika
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • One bay leaf
  • Chopped onion
  • Minced garlic
  • carrot
  • Savoy cabbage
  • diced tomatoes 
  • tomato sauce
  • flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • dill

 

 

 

 

 

Deliciously filling Stuffed Cabbage Roll Soup has all the wonderful flavors of Classic Stuffed Cabbage Rolls, without all the work. It's hearty, beefy, and it's full of flavor. Made with lean ground beef, ground sausage, rice, green cabbage, and tomatoes sauce and cooked on the stovetop in about thirty-five minutes plus prep time.Just out of curiosity, how many of you used to watch the Food Network Channel? Who was your favorite Food Network Star? I always love to hear from you readers about your likes and dislikes. I loved that channel and used to watch it religiously back in the early and mid-2000s. Some of my favorites to watch where Rachael Ray, Paula Deen, and Emeril Lagasse. Be sure to tell me in the comments section below!

 

 

 

Deliciously filling Stuffed Cabbage Roll Soup has all the wonderful flavors of Classic Stuffed Cabbage Rolls, without all the fuss. It's hearty, beefy, and it's full of flavor.

 

 

 

Ingredients needed for this recipe:

  • Two tablespoons of Olive Oil
  • One large yellow onion
  • Five cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 pound lean ground beef, browned
  • 1/4 pound ground pork, browned
  • 1/4 pound ground veal, browned
  • Six cups Beef Stock
  • 4-5 cups chopped green cabbage
  • 2-15-ounce cans of organic stewed tomatoes, chopped
  • 1-15-ounce organic tomato sauce
  • Two bay leaves
  • 1/2 cup freshly chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • Two tablespoons fresh dill, chopped
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • One teaspoon caraway seeds, optional but recommended
  • Kosher salt, to own taste
  • Black Pepper, to own flavor
  • 1 cup of raw rice, cooked

 

 

 

 

If you noticed in comparing versions

  1. I did not use the allspice or Coriander in my version of the Stuffed Cabbage Soup, you can always feel free to add it, but I prefer mine without it.
  2. I also prefer Beef stock instead of the chicken stock.
  3. I prefer Organically stewed tomatoes and tomato instead of canned diced tomatoes and sauce.
  4. Caraway seeds have been added to add another layer of flavor.

 

 

 

 

 

4.94 from 30 votes
Deliciously filling Stuffed Cabbage Roll Soup has all the wonderful flavors of Classic Stuffed Cabbage Rolls, without all the fuss. It's hearty, beefy, and it's full of flavor.
Stuffed Cabbage Roll Soup
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
55 mins
 

Deliciously filling Stuffed Cabbage Roll Soup has all the wonderful flavors of Classic Stuffed Cabbage Rolls, without all the work.

Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cabbage Stoup, Stuffed Cabbage Roll Soup, Unstuffed Cabbage Soup
Servings: 10 Servings
Calories: 320 kcal
Author: hmccallum
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 large Onion chopped
  • 5 cloves Garlic minced
  • ½ pound Lean ground beef browned
  • ¼ pound Ground Pork browned
  • ¼ pound Ground veal browned
  • 6 cups Beef Stock may sub vegetable or chicken stock
  • 4-5 cups Green cabbage chopped
  • 2-15- ounce Containers of Organic stewed tomatoes chopped, may sub organic diced tomatoes
  • 1-15- ounce Container of Organic tomato sauce
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • ½ cup Flat-leaf parsley chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Fresh dill chopped
  • teaspoons Paprika I do not recommend smoked
  • 1 teaspoon Caraway seeds optional, but recommended
  • Kosher salt to own taste
  • Black pepper to own taste
  • 1 cup Raw rice cooked
Instructions
  1. Place a large Dutch oven or Soup Pot on medium heat, add 2 tablespoons of olive oil and once heated add the chopped onion, cook 3 minutes before adding the minced garlic, cook 1-2 minutes then add the combination of ground meat to the pot. This step should take only about 12-15 minutes

  2. Meanwhile, in a small pot cook 1 cup of raw white rice following the package directions for less water method of cooking rice; while the meat is browning in the Soup Pot. Once done remove the rice from the heat source and reserve the rice until needed. Be sure to start this when you start browning the meat.

  3. Once the combination of meat has been browned and no longer pink, add the beef stock, organic stewed tomatoes, organic tomato sauce, bay leaves, flat-leaf parsley, fresh dill, paprika, caraway seeds, kosher salt, and black pepper. Bring to a good simmer and cook 15 minutes before adding cooked white rice. Simmer 5-6 minutes more before serving.

  4. Check the seasoning at this time and add more kosher salt and ground pepper if need be.

  5. Serve while hot with crusty bread and a side salad to complete your meal.

Hint:
  1. Store in the refrigerator overnight before serving and the flavor is amazing!

 

 

 

 
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Deliciously filling Stuffed Cabbage Roll Soup has all the wonderful flavors of Classic Stuffed Cabbage Rolls, without all the work. It's hearty, beefy, and it's full of flavor. Made with lean ground beef, ground sausage, rice, green cabbage, and tomatoes sauce and cooked on the stovetop in about thirty-five minutes plus prep time.

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48 Comments

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    Kari Alana
    September 7, 2020 at 12:38 pm

    I am so happy I came across this recipe! Definitely going to be making it again soon! Looking forward to seeing your next recipe post.

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      September 8, 2020 at 9:49 am

      That’s so awesome to hear Kari! Glad you enjoyed the recipe~H

  • Reply
    Jagruti
    September 7, 2020 at 4:19 am

    WE like to use cabbage regularly in our kitchen but never made stuffed cabbage roll soup until making this recipe. This soup was delicious and perfect for the coming colder days. Thanks for sharing a delicious recipe with us.

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      September 8, 2020 at 9:48 am

      Thank you, so much Jagruti! This is a great soup for colder weather!

  • Reply
    Eileen Kelly
    September 7, 2020 at 12:37 am

    My Dad is in the hospital and I wanted to make him a hearty soup filled with comfort. Oh my, this stuffed cabbage roll soup hit the spot for my Dad and the whole family. Definitely use pork, veal, and beef as they added amazing flavor to the soup. My Dad asked for a second helping, delicious.

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      September 8, 2020 at 9:47 am

      I hope your father is feeling better Eileen! I am so glad that he enjoyed the soup though! Thank you so much for sharing today and prayers going out for his speedy recovery!

  • Reply
    Kushigalu
    September 5, 2020 at 4:10 am

    I had never tried a stuffed cabbage roll soup before today. The recipe here is packed full of flavor and was fantastic. Pinned to make this again for my family.

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      September 29, 2020 at 4:25 pm

      Thank you, I am so glad it turned out well for you Kushigalu!

  • Reply
    Jenny
    September 4, 2020 at 11:59 am

    Stuffed cabbage rolls always remind me of home, they have a special place in my heart. Your cabbage roll soup was so comforting and delicious. Bookmarked and pinned, I am definitely making it again.

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      September 29, 2020 at 4:26 pm

      That’s so awesome to hear Jenny! Thank you for the feedback!
      Have a great weekend

  • Reply
    Aleta
    September 3, 2020 at 12:30 pm

    This soup was calling my name! It was incredibly comforting, filling, and delicious. One of my husband’s favorite dishes in the whole world is stuffed peppers and soup. Combining the two? He flipped when I made this for him!

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      September 29, 2020 at 4:26 pm

      Awesome, Aleta! That just made my day!

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    veenaazmanov
    September 2, 2020 at 10:11 pm

    Soups are the best Dinner options. Soups are my all-time favorite and I love to try new and innovative recipes and this Stuffed Cabbage Roll Soup is one of them. Thanks, I will be saving this Stuffed Cabbage Roll Soup recipe to make again.

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      September 29, 2020 at 4:27 pm

      Wow that great to hear Veena!
      Have a wonderful weekend!
      Heidy

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