Hearty Cabbage Soup

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Cooking time: 1 hour



1.5 - 2 pounds lean ground beef
2 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes
1 (14.5 ounce) can tomato sauce
8 beef bouillon cubes
1 lb baby carrots, diced
2 stalks (1 whole package) of celery hearts, diced
1 large white onion, chopped
2 tablespoons white vinegar
1/4 cup white sugar
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
Dash of crushed red pepper
4 quarts water, divided
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 head cabbage, cored and cut into wedges


Brown the ground beef in a large stock pot. Drain fat and return to pot. Add the diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, beef bouillon cubes, carrots, celery, onion, vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper. Pour in 2 quarts of water, and bring to a boil. Once the soup comes to a boil, cover and simmer for about 20 minutes over low heat.

Pour in another two quart of water, and return to a slow boil. Add garlic and cabbage. Simmer for about 30 minutes, until cabbage is tender. Ladle into soup bowls to serve.


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