Sweet & Sour Beef-Cabbage Soup

September/October 2009

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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.

"Awesome! It's filling, tasty and both of us love it. Have had it several times and it's a keeper. "
Sweet & Sour Beef-Cabbage Soup

35 Reviews for Sweet & Sour Beef-Cabbage Soup


This was a great recipe! It has lots of flavor and taste. The only thing I did differently was using stew beef instead of ground beef. I would recommend 1 T of cider vinegar vs. 2.

Lots of great veggies!
Ridiculously Good!

I just made this for the first time. I was a bit skeptical when reading the ingredients, but decided to give it a try based on the reviews. This is GREAT! I used grass fed beef, a fresh vidalia onion, fresh red bell pepper and agave nectar instead of honey. Those are the only changes I made and it is fabulous. Love, love love and this is now a favorite in my recipe book.

Easy, delicious
Pretty Good

It is very filling. A very good soup to make during the winter season. The only thing I didn't like was the apple. The beef broth and the tomatoes did not go well with the apple. I think next time I will omit it or just use less.


Awesome! It's filling, tasty and both of us love it. Have had it several times and it's a keeper.


Delighted the colder weather is here again- time to start enjoying this soup! It's great as is, but have made a few changes. I ALWAYS DOUBLE the onions, peppers, and cabbage- like the extra veggies. A bit of hot pepper adds some zing. I live in Turkey and beef is VERY expensive here, so now make it most of the time with ground chicken thighs. I still use the beef broth, and add 1- 1 1/2 TBSP Worcestershire sauce to up the meatiness. Equally delicious!! Soup freezes beautifully so always ready to go. Yet another Eating Well recipe that's in my top 10 favorite recipes!!


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