Hamburger Soup with Cabbage


A hearty tomato-based hamburger soup made with ground beef, fresh cabbage, and other fresh vegetables.

Hamburger Soup with Cabbage
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr 20 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 40 mins
10 servings


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 1 pound lean ground beef

  • 2 medium onions, chopped

  • 1 medium head cabbage, chopped

  • 4 medium carrots, chopped

  • 4 stalks celery, chopped

  • 8 cups water

  • 2 (14 ounce) cans diced tomatoes

  • 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste

  • 4 cubes beef bouillon

  • 1 (2.4 ounce) package vegetable soup mix

  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar

  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning, or more to taste

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 splash red wine

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir ground beef and onions in the hot skillet until beef is browned and crumbly and onions are translucent, 5 to 7 minutes.

  2. Add cabbage, carrots, and celery. Cover and cook, stirring often, until tender, about 10 minutes. Add water, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, bouillon, soup mix, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, red wine, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil.

  3. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, until flavors are mixed and cabbage is tender, about 1 hour.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

208 Calories
8g Fat
22g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 208
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 11%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 28mg 9%
Sodium 1149mg 50%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 12g
Vitamin C 49mg 246%
Calcium 108mg 8%
Iron 4mg 23%
Potassium 740mg 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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