Lazy Golumpki (Stuffed Cabbage) Soup


This lazy golumpki soup is like deconstructed Polish gołąbki (stuffed cabbage). Enjoy all the flavors of stuffed cabbage without all the work!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
8 hrs 10 mins
Total Time:
8 hrs 25 mins


  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 1 large sweet onion, diced

  • 1 ½ pounds lean ground beef

  • 4 cups water

  • 1 head cabbage, cut into bite-size pieces

  • 1 (28 ounce) can tomato puree

  • 2 (10.5 ounce) cans condensed tomato soup

  • 1 cup long-grain brown rice

  • 2 cubes beef bouillon

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add onion; cook and stir until translucent, 5 to 10 minutes. Add ground beef; cook and stir until browned and crumbly, 5 to 10 minutes.

  2. Transfer beef mixture to a slow cooker. Stir in water, cabbage, tomato purée, condensed soup, rice, bouillon, salt, and pepper. Cover and cook on High for 8 hours.


Adjust the amount of ground beef or cabbage to your liking. This can be simmered in a pot on the stove for 1 to 1 1/2 hours if desired.

You can substitute tomato sauce for tomato purée and white rice for brown rice.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

276 Calories
11g Fat
32g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 276
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 5g 23%
Cholesterol 39mg 13%
Sodium 766mg 33%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 11%
Dietary Fiber 5g 17%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 15g
Vitamin C 71mg 354%
Calcium 71mg 5%
Iron 4mg 19%
Potassium 739mg 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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