Stuffed cabbage rolls are a tasty meal that’s always enjoyed and the flavours translate really well into soup form! It can take a bit of time to stuff a bunch of cabbage rolls where as this soup takes almost no time or effort! It starts out with ground beef to which onions and carrots are added before adding beef broth, diced tomatoes and tomato paste which creates the amazing beef and tomato flavours of cabbage rolls. Plenty of chopped cabbage is the star, along with rice and some seasoning including paprika, thyme, oregano, bay leaves, balsamic vinegar, Worcestershire sauce and fish sauce before simmering until the rice is tender. This cabbage roll soup is so easy to make, super tasty and simply a divine bowl of comfort food!
Cabbage Roll Soup
All of the flavours of beef stuffed cabbage rolls in a quick and easy soup!
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 cup onion, diced
- 1 cup carrots, diced
- 4 cloves garlic, chopped
- 4 cups beef broth
- 1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- 4 cups green cabbage, coarsely chopped
- 1/2 cup long grained rice
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon oregano
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tablespoon fish sauce (or soy sauce)
- salt and pepper to taste
- Cook the beef, onions and carrots in a large sauce pan over medium-high heat, before draining any excess grease.
- Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
- Add the broth, tomatoes, tomato paste, cabbage, rice, paprika, thyme, oregano, and bay leaves, bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer until the rice is tender, about 15-20 minutes.
- Mix in the balsamic vinegar, Worcestershire sauce and fish sauce before seasoning with salt and pepper to taste and removing the bay leaves.
Option: Add a pinch of red pepper flakes along with the garlic!
Option: Garnish with chopped parsley!
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Paige Cassandra Flamm says
This looks amazing! Totally need to add it to the menu plan for next week!
Phyllis Bergst says
I do believe I have all the ingredients for this, if not a quick trip to the store will assure. My mouth is salivating as I type. Kevin, I’ve tried many of your recipes but I think this is my first post. Keep up the good work
Yvonne Benedict says
I think a nice cornbread muffin or just cornbread would go very good with that soup
I made this soup and it was delicious! I’m trying to think of what I could pair with it? I don’t really do bread very often, so I’m just not sure what to have with it if anything?
Jen Hodder says
Thank you for your recipe! I adapted to vegetarian and posted today. The meal was out of this world! Thank you again. LOVE!
Patricia Zimmer says
Looks delicious I’m going to try it.
Melinda Gaul says
I love this recipe! I subbed out the rice for cauliflower rice and it was still fabulous!
Replacing the rice for cauliflower sounds great!
Rusty S says
This soup is excellent! This will be added to my regular soup list. I went heavy on the dry spices and everything was wonderful.
Christine @ myblissfulmess says
This cabbage roll soup is SO delicious! It’s easy to make and full of flavor. Perfect for cold winter nights. I served this with dinner rolls hot out of the oven. I made it with 93% lean ground beef, making this super not only super filling and delicious, but super WW friendly with only 5 points on all three plans! Thank you for this winner dinner! PS. It reheats nicely with just a little added chicken broth, perfect lunch the next day!
Christine @ myblissfulmess says
My bad. I meant a little added beef broth when reheating for lunch the next day, not chicken broth 😂
I have been looking for soup just like this, Going to make this tonight for supper I hope it turns out is yummy and delicious as it looks!
Thank you so much!!
Stephannie Anderson says
I want to know if you can use red wine vinegar, I have no balsamic.
Red wine vinegar will work! Apple cider vinegar is also nice!
Yummmmmmm. Can’t wait to make it. Can you bring me a bowl tonight for dinner?
Shana Brown says
This is very tasty. My Dad and I grabbed second helpings!
Kathy Calip in Denver says
I made this yesterday just as written but without the fish sauce. I gave some of it to my neighbors who experienced a friends death. It is really good, the balsamic adds a really nice accent to it. Even better this morning when I had some for breakfast . I thought yesterday maybe next time I would use some V8, but today I am leaving just as it is. Thank you for this recipe. Going in my recipe file.