This soup caught my eye the other day when I was at my sister's house; it was in one of her soup magazines (you can find the original recipe here: http://allrecipes.com//Recipe/country-cabbage-soup/Detail.aspx). I did make a change or two and will note them by using an asterisk.
Country Cabbage Soup
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2 lbs Ground Beef
2 Cans (28oz ea) Diced Tomatoes* (calls for stewed)
1 Med Head of Cabbage, shredded
1 Tbs Olive Oil*
5 Cloves Garlic*
2 Lrg Onions, chopped
6 Celery Ribs
16oz+ Chicken Stock*
Salt and Pepper to taste
Prep/chop the celery, onion and garlic (I used a garlic press on the garlic).
In a dutch oven brown the ground beef adding salt and pepper.
In a stock pot, add the olive oil, celery, onion and garlic, sweat the onion, garlic and celery for approx 5 to 10 min.*
Add the browned ground beef, tomatoes and cabbage to the stock pot w/ the celery, onions and garlic.Add chicken stock to get soup consistency, about 16oz.. or more if needed. Let come to a boil; reduce heat. Simmer for 25 min. or until cabbage it tender.
Serve warm with bread.This is truly a good soup and so much can be done with it...adding different spices, using different meats, adding veggies, adding grains. I left it very simple and it made for a very fresh tasting soup. After looking at the pics, I think I am going to make some more of this tonight...it was GOOD!
Enjoy the foods of your labor. :-)