Stuffed Cabbage Soup

If you like stuffed cabbage, this is a great, fast recipe to get all of the flavors quickly. If you don’t have the time to roll and stuff the cabbage, this is the next best thing!

2-4 tablespoons canola oil

1 ½ pounds ground beef or turkey

4 cups beef or chicken stock

1 28 oz canned tomatoes, chopped

¼ cup balsamic vinegar

1 ¼ -2 cups tomato juice

2 tablespoons sugar or agave (or more to taste)

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 head of cabbage, chopped into small, bite-sized pieces

2 carrots, peeled and diced

1 large onion, peeled and diced

salt and pepper

  1. Heat a stock pot over a medium-high heat. When it’s hot, add 2 tablespoons of oil, and brown the ground beef (or turkey). Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  2. Add the stock, tomatoes, balsamic vinegar, tomato juice and sugar (or agave). Bring to a boil, and add the remaining ingredients. When the soup comes to a boil again, reduce the heat to low, and gently simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until the vegetables are cooked through
  3. Adjust the seasoning as needed with vinegar, sugar (or agave), and salt and pepper to taste.

Makes approximately 3 quarts (approximately 6-8 servings)