Are you a cabbage roll fan but hate all the work involved to make them? If so, you need to try this easy unstuffed cabbage soup recipe.
My three year old has really been into soup lately. I’m not sure if it’s because of the cooler weather or the fact that she just likes to sip her food.
It’s really tough when you have picky eaters. When I was growing up, we just ate what we were given. There were no complaints or refusals.
My son, the oldest of three, has always been a great eater. Then my two daughters came along and were complete opposites.
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My older daughter refused to eat any vegetable right from the start as a baby. It wasn’t until she was 18 that she decided to try salads and vegetables.
The younger daughter, the three year old, barely eats anything. And, I try not to force food on her. So, I get really excited when she asks to eat.
When my youngest saw me make this easy unstuffed cabbage soup recipe, she wanted to eat it immediately. Although she didn’t care for the meat, she was crazy about the rest.
It’s nice to have a little soup eater at home. And, she doesn’t mind eating the cabbage. Thank goodness it’s not a struggle getting her to eat low carb vegetables!
I love that it’s so easy to make soup. You really just have to cook up the meat and then add in everything else. And, it simmers on the stove or in the crock pot without needing much attention.
This unstuffed cabbage soup recipe made a lot of servings. I’d say it was about 16. Since it was way too much for us, I ended up giving half to my son to take back to college with him.
Since he’s busy studying and working on campus, he doesn’t have a lot of time to cook. So, the soup should give him a few healthy meals without worry.
You’ll certainly get enough to serve a large group of people. And, it only calls for a couple pounds of ground beef and a head of cabbage. I used Miracle Rice to keep it authentic, but you could leave that out if you wish.
Cabbage is one of my favorite low carb vegetables, but I don’t eat it that often. I need to start buying it more often. It has so many health benefits.
You can learn more about the benefits of cabbage on All Natural Ideas. And, you’ll find a terrific round-up of 49 low carb cabbage recipes there.
One great way to eat more cabbage with little work is to buy it pre-shredded. Just pick up the coleslaw mix that doesn’t have the added carrots.
You can use coleslaw mix to make a super easy low carb skillet dish called crack slaw. It’s a yummy mix made with cabbage and ground beef.
I found this cabbage soup to be very filling eating only a small cup. It could be used as an appetizer or a main meal. For us, it was a perfect for lunch or dinner.
If you are in an induction phase, you may want to wait for maintenance for this soup. Tomatoes do have sugar which may stall weight loss if too much is eaten.
I hope you enjoy this tasty soup. It’s certainly a comforting meal to come home to on a chilly fall evening! If you like this recipe, you may want to take a look at the unstuffed cabbage casserole.
Easy Low Carb Unstuffed Cabbage Soup Recipe
Easy Unstuffed Cabbage Soup Recipe
- 2 packages Miracle Rice (7 ounces each) optional
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 small onion
- 3-4 cloves garlic
- 2 pounds ground beef
- 1 teaspoon salt
- dash pepper
- 2 cans cans diced tomatoes (14.5 ounces each)
- 1 can tomato paste (6 ounces)
- 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 32 ounces chicken broth
- 1 head cabbage sliced into strips
- extra chicken broth optional
Prepare Miracle Rice (if using) by draining, soaking in water for 5 minutes, draining again, then boiling dry. Set aside.
In large stock pot (I used 12 quart), heat oil and saute onions and garlic unit tender.
Add ground beef to stock pot and season with salt and pepper. Cook until browned.
Stir in tomatoes, tomato past, Worcestershire sauce, and chicken broth. Bring to a simmer.
Add the cabbage and stir in. Cover and cook on medium low for about 30 minutes or until cabbage has softened.
Stir in prepared Miracle Rice if using. Add additional chicken broth, if desired. Simmer for another 5-10 minutes.