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Grandma’s Best Stuffed Cabbage Soup

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Grandma’s Stuffed cabbage soup takes the same flavors from Golumpki and is made into a delicious soup. This hearty golumpki soup is filled with ground beef, rice, cabbage, tomatoes, onion, and beef broth. It is ready in a short time.

Stuffed Cabbage Soup

Grandma’s Stuffed Cabbage Soup

My husband’s grandmother (Nannie) always made him his favorite comfort food, Stuffed Cabbage is otherwise known as Golumpki growing up.

He’s always asking me to make them. Of course, I try but they’re not nearly as good as he had growing up. 

cabbage soup on a spoon

Golumpki takes hours to make and I usually don’t have the time. So instead, I took all the flavors and ingredients that are found in Golumpki and made this stuffed cabbage soup recipe.

You can see many of my favorite Soup Recipes like my white chicken lasagna or pasta e Fagioli soup right here on my site.

cabbage roll soup in dutch oven

What Do I need for unstuffed cabbage soup?

  • Ground Beef
  • Onion
  • garlic
  • Beef Broth
  • Crushed Tomatoes
  • Diced Tomatoes
  • Thyme
  • Cabbage
  • Rice
ingredients for stuffed cabbage soup

How to make Stuffed Cabbage Soup in the Instant Pot

  1. Saute onions and garlic over a medium heat for 2-3 minutes in a large pot or the instant pot dutch oven.
  2. Place ground beef and cook until brown and crumbles.
  3. Add the Rice, I used jasminie.
  4. now put your diced tomatoes and crushed tomatoes.
  5. Pour in your beef broth or vegetable broth.
  6. Add your chopped fresh cabbage and seasonings.
  7. Cover and bring to a boil.
  8. Turn on a low heat for 30 minutes or until cabbage is soft.
  9. Salt and Pepper to taste.

Tips Tricks and FAQs

  • The secret to making this soup the best, is to saute the onions and then brown the meat. Some people will just throw all the ingredients together and start, but this produces so much more flavor. 
  • Cut up your cabbage in small pieces.
  • You can subsitute white rice with brown rice.
stuffed cabbage soup in large pot

What is in Golumpki or Stuffed Cabbage?

Stuffed Cabbage, Golumpki, or pig in the blanket is seasoned meat with onions, and rice placed in a cabbage leaf and oven steamed in a tomato sauce. This is a traditional polish dish that is absolutely delicious. 

Can I use Pork In my Stuffed Cabbage Soup?

Yes, traditional glumpkis uses a pork/beef mixture. I did not use pork in my soup but you can use a 50/50 mixture. 

Stuffed Cabbage Soup in bowl

Stuffed Cabbage Roll Soup good for you?

Yes, This hearty soup has a lot of health benefits. Cabbage is low-calorie, low in saturated fats. high in fiber helps with weight loss, and is also an antioxidant. 

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unstuffed cabbage soup in bowl

Storage

You will want to store your soup in an airtight container for up to 5 days in the fridge. 

Can you freeze stuffed cabbage soup?

You can freeze stuffed cabbage soup. You will want to let it completely cool and then place it in a freezer-safe container for up to 3 months. 

Grandmas stuffed cabbage soup
Stuffed Cabbage Soup

Grandma’s Best Stuffed Cabbage Soup

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Grandma's Stuffed cabbage soup takes the same flavors from Golumpki and is made into a delicious soup. This hearty golumpki soup is filled with ground beef,

Ingredients

  • 1 Pound Ground Beef
  • 1 Yellow Onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 cup long grain rice
  • 32 oz beef broth
  • 28 oz diced tomatoes
  • 28 oz crushed tomatoes
  • 1 medium sized cabbage chopped about 5 cups
  • 1 tbsp thyme
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Saute onions and garlic over medium heat for 2-3 minutes in a large pot or the instant pot dutch oven.
  2. Add ground beef and cook until brown and crumbles.
  3. Add the Rice, I used jasmine.
  4. Add your diced tomatoes and crushed tomatoes.
  5. Pour in your beef broth or vegetable broth.
  6. Add your chopped fresh cabbage and seasonings.
  7. Cover and bring to a boil.
  8. Turn on low heat for 30 minutes or until cabbage is soft.
  9. Salt and Pepper to taste.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 263Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 50mgSodium: 817mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 6gSugar: 10gProtein: 21g

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