Unstuffed Cabbage Soup Recipe ...
The Taste of Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

Unstuffed Cabbage Soup gives you the flavor of stuffed cabbage rolls without the work. This recipe is easy to make. It is a delicious way to get the cabbage nutrients.

Recipe for Unstuffed Cabbage Soup

½ lb. ground beef
1 cup chopped onion
3 cups beef broth
2 cups V8 style vegetable juice cocktail
1 (14.5 oz) cans stewed tomatoes
5 cups shredded fresh green cabbage
½ teaspoon sugar
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup uncooked instant rice

DIRECTIONS:
Brown ground beef, scrambling it to break it into small pieces. Add onion and cook until onion is limp. Transfer beef and onion to a soup kettle. Add all the rest of the ingredients, except the rice. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for about 10 minutes, until cabbage is cooked. Add instant rice, stir, cover, and turn off the heat. Let sit for about 5 minutes; the rice will cook as it sits.

SUBSTITUTIONS:
• Save time by substituting an eight ounce bag of coleslaw mix for the shredded cabbage.
• If you don’t have the V8 juice, use tomato juice and add a dash of hot pepper sauce.
• You can use canned whole, sliced, or diced tomatoes in place of the stewed tomatoes. If using whole tomatoes, cut them into smaller chunks.

VARIATIONS:
• Increase the nutritional value by using 1 cup instant brown rice instead of the instant white rice.
• For a change, use ground pork or bulk Italian sausage instead of the ground beef.

COMMENTS:
• This has the flavor of stuffed cabbage rolls but is much quicker to fix and doesn’t require baking time.

SERVING SUGGESTIONS:
• I traditionally serve garlic bread with stuffed cabbage rolls and it goes exceptionally well with this unstuffed cabbage soup recipe, too. Add fruit and cookies to round out the meal.

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