The best cabbage soup you will ever try and plus it is easy to make.

Bill
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large stock pot combine the cabbage, tomatoes with liquid, beef brisket, carrot, onion and celery. Cover with cold water and season with citric acid and sugar to taste. Simmer over low heat for at least 2 hours or until all ingredients are tender. Add additional seasoning to taste.

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Nutrition Facts

455.9 calories; 23.5 g protein; 22.3 g carbohydrates; 82.8 mg cholesterol; 372.1 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
03/04/2008
When ever I make Ukranian or Russian Cabbage Soup and have no lemon or citric acid, I take a Vitamin C tablet and throw it in. That takes care of the citric acid. Have been using this for years and it really works well. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
05/29/2011
warning the house smells pretty terrible while this is cooking! The soup itself turned out okay but I was the only one in my family willing to eat it. I guess no matter how it is cooked cabbage really isn't our thing (despite the fact that we got about 20 of them last year from our CSA!). I'm glad I tried this but I won't be making it again. Read More
(7)
21 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
03/04/2008
When ever I make Ukranian or Russian Cabbage Soup and have no lemon or citric acid, I take a Vitamin C tablet and throw it in. That takes care of the citric acid. Have been using this for years and it really works well. Read More
(111)
Rating: 5 stars
03/04/2008
When ever I make Ukranian or Russian Cabbage Soup and have no lemon or citric acid, I take a Vitamin C tablet and throw it in. That takes care of the citric acid. Have been using this for years and it really works well. Read More
(111)
Rating: 5 stars
09/10/2003
I have used this recipe before - it has been handed down in my family for many generations. I have found that you can substitute lemon juice for the citric acid with almost the same results. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/16/2003
I was looking for a sweet & sour cabbage soup so I "bumped" this one a little bit: 1/3 c. apple cider vinegar and 1/3 cup sugar in place of the citric acid and the sugar in the recipe gave the soup just the flavor I was looking for. To keep the cabbage a little crisper don't add it until the last 1/2 hour of the cooking time. This soup is definitely better the 2nd day! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2009
Great soup. We added more vegetables. The soup needed a lot more flavoring. We added a lot (way too much) of salt. Next time we make this we are going to use chicken stock or vegetable stock. Thanks for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/29/2008
This turned out really good but I did add a little more to spice it up. I added minced garlic black pepper salt & cayenne pepper. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/06/2009
I receive a head of cabbage each month through Angel foods and soup is about the only thing my family will eat so soup it is! This was very good although I did add a large can of tomato juice and also used homemade chicken broth sitting in the freezer instead of water. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/28/2008
We forgot the tomato's and it was still wonderful. The second day we added the tomato's and it had a totally different taste. 2 meals in 1. Everyone loved it. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
02/07/2012
This soup was delicious! The only thing I did differently was omit the beef and left it as just a veggie soup. Read More
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
10/16/2008
Turned out to have a nice deep flavor. At first it seemed like there wouldn't be enough water for the vegetable ratio but the vegetables shrunk a bit. I didn't know what spices to throw in to really get it flavorful. I added a little garlic and pepper. Next time I might throw in a few pasta noodles. Was very hearty and traditional. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
05/29/2011
warning the house smells pretty terrible while this is cooking! The soup itself turned out okay but I was the only one in my family willing to eat it. I guess no matter how it is cooked cabbage really isn't our thing (despite the fact that we got about 20 of them last year from our CSA!). I'm glad I tried this but I won't be making it again. Read More
(7)