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 Recipe

32 Reviews for Sweet & Sour Beef-Cabbage Soup

Very flavorable

Tried this soup last winter and wasn't really sure if I'd like it but I couldn't stop eating it after the first bite. Looking forward to the colder weather soon to make this again and again.

We Loved It!!!!

I used a savoy cabbage and did not have caraway seeds on hand. I substituted cumin seeds - and this soup still turned out great. I also took another person's suggestion on a previous post and added 3 small potatoes I had already par-boiled. So easy -you can't fail with this recipe. Can't wait to try with caraway seeds.
I will definitely be making this again.

Easy & Quick to put together,
Change it up a little

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!

quick to put together, use leftovers in fridge, warm and full of flavor, well balanced

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 Could Not Stop Eating it

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!

Lots and lots of veggies

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