We really enjoyed this soup. It tastes a lot like the cabbage beef soup at Shoneys restuarant. My husband had never heard of cabbage beef soup before, but he really really loved. I did add some garlic powder when frying the meat, and I also cut up some celery and dropped it in as well.
My husband and I both loved this soup. I only used 2 cans of tomato sauce and substituted the third can with a can of diced tomatoes. I did not add the water at all and did not drain the beans. It made a thick flavorful soup which I cooked in the crock pot.
2-3 pounds of hamburger (can sub chicken or turkey)
1 head of cabbage, chopped
2 cups celery, diced
2 cups white or yellow onion, diced
1 green bell pepper, diced
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
5-6 cups beef broth
2 – 14 oz cans diced tomatoes (with garlic, basil, oregano)
2 tsp oregano
2 tsp basil
½ tsp red pepper flakes
few shakes of black pepper
½ teaspoon salt (optional)
Brown hamburger before adding to crock pot.
Put all the ingredients in the crock pot, stir it around
Cook on high between 5 to 6 hours or cook on low between 6 to 8 hours