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Everything you would find in a cabbage roll but in a soup, plus bonus - no rolling and tucking! This will feed 8 to 10 people and freezes beautifully. I've cooked the rice separately so that it doesn't absorb the liquid, which is also better for leftovers.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
1 hr 10 mins
total:
1 hr 25 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat a large pot over medium-high heat and cook ground beef and pork until browned and crumbly, about 5 minutes. Season with 1 teaspoon salt and pepper. Drain meat in a colander and set aside.

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  • Heat olive oil in the same pot, add onion, and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft and translucent, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, 1 minute more.

  • Pour in red wine and deglaze the pot, scraping off all the browned bits of the bottom. Cook until wine evaporates, 3 to 5 minutes. Mix in cabbage and cook, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes. Add browned beef, tomato puree, beef broth, diced tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce, bay leaves, oregano, 1 teaspoon salt, thyme, and red pepper flakes. Bring to a low boil, reduce heat, and simmer until cabbage is soft, about 45 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, bring water and rice to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until rice is tender and water has been absorbed, 20 to 25 minutes.

  • Add lemon juice and brown sugar to the soup and cook for 5 minutes. Spoon 3 tablespoons of rice into the bottom of each bowl and spoon soup mixture over the rice. Add a few drops of Sriracha sauce to each bowl.

Nutrition Facts

328 calories; protein 18.4g; carbohydrates 35.6g; fat 12.5g; cholesterol 43mg; sodium 1135.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
04/07/2020
Hubby said it was awesome, i did forget the brown sugar and lemon wonder if he would have given it 5 stars if i had remembered. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 2
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Rating: 4 stars
04/07/2020
Hubby said it was awesome, i did forget the brown sugar and lemon wonder if he would have given it 5 stars if i had remembered. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2020
I made this for New Years. I have made cabbage rolls for New Years for years. This was an easy alternative. I did add a little kraut and diced sautéed smoked sausagefor extra flavoring as I do to my cabbage rolls as well. Dice the smoked sausage into small pieces fry til brown add to soup. yum Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/05/2020
This was awesome! I love stuffed cabbage but not all the work. This was every bit as good and made enough to share. Only thing I did different was a little more brown sugar as I like mine sweet and hot. Yummy!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/07/2020
This is an excellent full-bodied soup. It turned out very well for me. I followed the instructions closely, the lemon & sugar at the end really completed the flavours. Read More