Go Back
+ servings
green bowl with stuffed cabbage soup
Print Recipe
5 from 3 votes

Stuffed Cabbage Soup

Stuffed Cabbage Soup – all the flavors of classic baked Stuffed Cabbage Rolls without all the work! Easy, hearty dinner with ground beef, cabbage, rice and herbs in a rich tomato broth.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: European
Keyword: stuffed cabbage soup, unstuffed cabbage soup, cabbage soup,
Servings: 6


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic grated
  • 4 cups green cabbage chopped
  • 1 small green pepper seeded and chopped
  • 3 cups beef stock
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 15 ounces canned diced tomatoes
  • 30 ounces canned tomato sauce 15 ounces each
  • 1/2 cup long grain white rice
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme finely chopped, stems removed
  • 3 tablespoons fresh parsley chopped
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar


  • Heat the oil in a large soup pot then add the ground beef. Season with salt and pepper to taste then cook about 5 minutes over medium heat, breaking up the meat with a spatula until it’s cooked through.
  • Add the onions, garlic, cabbage and green pepper then season with salt and pepper and continue cooking 2-3 minutes or until the onions soften.
  • Fold in the beef stock, Worcestershire, diced tomatoes (including the juices), tomato sauce, rice and finely chopped thyme.
  • Cover and bring to a boil then reduce the heat and simmer, covered 20-25 minutes or until the rice and vegetables are tender. Stir in the brown sugar and parsley, then season with salt and pepper to taste and serve hot.