Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Cabbage roll soup


It's snowing again. Of course it is. We're having the snowiest winter in the history of the universe of Philadelphia, so I don't think the snow will let up/melt anytime soon. When it snows, I don't really leave the house unless it's an emergency, so I had to cook dinner with things we had in the fridge/freezer, which led to this soup. It's delicious, hearty, easy, and delicious. This soup has all the ingredients of Hungarian stuffed cabbages, which are delicious but a little time consuming. Here is a good, quick alternative.

Cabbage roll soup

3/4 pound ground beef
salt and pepper
1 T paprika
1 onion, diced
2 carrots, cut into half moons
2 stalks of celery, diced
4 cloves of garlic, minced
1 can diced tomatoes (or of tomato sauce, I didn't have any but that's what I wanted to use)
1 quart chicken or beef broth
1/2 head of cabbage, core removed and the rest sliced into thin strips
1/2 c rice

Salt and pepper the beef, add the paprika, and mush in. Brown the beef in a small amount of olive oil, then remove to a bowl. Cook the onion, carrots, celery and garlic until starting to soften, then add the tomatoes, broth, and cabbage. Add the beef back in, and enough water to cover. Cook 15 minutes, then add the rice. Cook another 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the rice is done and the cabbage is cooked to your liking. Add salt and pepper if necessary. Serves 4.


14 comments:

  1. I made this for dinner tonite followed by your cream cheese and blueberry coffee cake. They turned out amazing! thanks for the recipes and inspiration. Also last week I made your chinese dumplings for a potluck and they were a crowd favorite. I gotta tip my hat off to ya!

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  2. this sounds so good...I have saved it in my to make list! Blessings, K

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  3. This is perfect timing! After tonight's meal I'm going to have 1/2 a head of cabbage without a home. I always end up wasting it but this is a perfect solution. We're quite tired of this cold weather too in KY! Thanks for the recipe idea.

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  4. This sounds really, really good! I wish I had this for lunch right now.

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  5. Wow looks yummy!
    It's great to see that you're so inspired by Hungarian foods.

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  6. Hi Jill- i am in love with your blog and have passed it to my other GF/Celiac friends... for the last 2 months i have not been able to access your links on the top of your blog page (previous recipes, about me...etc). i wanted to bring it to your attention in case you did not know. i really want to see if you have a tart crust recipe to make a lemon tart for my b/f's bday!!! THANK YOU!!! :)

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  7. Talie- I know, the links are broken for some reason. I'm working on getting the site redone, but in the meantime you can use the search bar on the side of the page. I do have a recipe for a great tart crust (http://www.heythattastesgood.com/2009/02/gluten-free-almond-tart-crust.html). Sorry about the links being broken, I will get to it as soon as I can.

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  8. thanks!!! the lemon tart turned our FABULOUS! thank you!!!!

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  9. This was delicious and very easy.

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  10. My grandmother made the best cabbage rolls, and I didn't even like cabbage! But hers were the best.. I bet this would be pretty reminiscent of her famous dish.. I bet my dad would love it! YUM!
    -Sylvia
    Antique Jewelry

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  11. I found your blog about a year ago through this post. I was looking for something to do with cabbage. This soup is amazing and it has become part of my regular winter repertoire. The only change I made was to use ground turkey instead of ground beef. It's really just delicious.

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  12. I am starting a new diet on the 1st and looking for things to make... I'm going to try this recipe out using ground turkey instead of beef, using brown rice, omitting the salt and adding a touch of rice or white vinegar to add a little tang. I'm excited to see how it turns out! Thanks!

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  13. Anonymous3:08 PM

    You cook the veggies in a sauce pan by themselves?

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  14. Anonymous8:29 PM

    This looks amazing!!! I am wanting to cook this tomorrow for dinner but had one question; do you drain the ground beef after cooking it or add it all into the soup. Thanks and cannot wait to try it!

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