I used what I had in my fridge. Red pepper instead of green, tomato paste and extra broth instead of canned tomatoes, and combination of hamburger and chorizo soy sausage instead. Couldn't even taste the apples, so they were fine! Quick and healthy!
Sweet & Sour Beef-Cabbage Soup
From EatingWell: September/October 2009
This wholesome sweet-and-sour soup combines beef, caraway seeds, sweet paprika and cabbage—ingredients that star in a number of German dishes. It is particularly nice served with crusty rye bread. For an even heartier soup, add diced cooked potatoes along with the cabbage.
35 Reviews for Sweet & Sour Beef-Cabbage Soup
So I know I'm obviously in the minority, but I didn't like this recipe. I followed it to a T. I thought it lacked flavor, even with the caraway seeds and vinegar. I was hoping it would taste like cabbage rolls, but it does not. I won't be making this recipe again.
We added about 3 small diced potatoes and used about 8 cups of beef broth. Two small diced golden delicious apples, diced water chest nuts (for crunch), and some spicy sriracha sauce = deliciousness! Also consider adding more frozen vegs like just plain froz mixed soup veggies. You should add as much apple cider vinegar as you like. Will def make again, probably next week!
The perfect balance of sweet, savory and sour! I loved the apple and vinegar in the soup! We added potatoes and certainly recommend doing so. Also, I would suggest not using regular green cabbage. We used savoy cabbage and it made the soup. Overall, one of the best soups I have ever had and can't wait to make it again!
My whole family ate this like it was the last soup on earth! So tasty! I added a whole small cabbage and a little more broth to stretch.