Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Spicy Beef & Cabbage Soup - Easy Low Carb

This evening we enjoyed my Spicy Beef & Cabbage Soup for dinner. I usually prepare this soup in my crock pot and cook it all day long or overnight. Recently, I was asked by one of my followers if this soup would work okay cooked in a pot on top of the stove instead (because she did not own a crock pot), so I decided to go ahead and test it out to see how long it would take. I actually prepared the soup last night and then refrigerated it overnight to make dinner quick and easy this evening.

After I browned the beef and onions and then added the cabbage, stock, tomatoes and seasoning, it took about 2-1/2 to 3 hours for the beef to become fall apart tender. It took me 3 hours from start to finish. I tweaked the recipe slightly by increasing the beef to 2 pounds and rather than cut up a head of cabbage I used a 2-pound bag of coleslaw mix that was already sliced up which saved both time and clean up. I also decided to make it more "tomatoey" by bumping up the tomatoes. I added 2 large cans (1 pound 12-oz each) of San Marzano tomatoes that I crushed by simply squeezing them in my hands directly into the pot. When I served the soup this evening, I added a dollop of sour cream to our soup bowls to stir in and add a bit of creamy tang. It was delicious. I snapped a few photos of tonight's modified stove top version of this soup. You can find the original slow cooker recipe by clicking here: Spicy Beef & Cabbage Soup. Enjoy! (P.S. - Stay tuned for a NEW recipe post tomorrow)



CyberSis said...


This is one of our favorite meals. Last week I made it on the stove with ground beef and bagged coleslaw mix. It was quick, delicious, and "comforting," and was even better the following day! We love it with sour cream, too. :-)

Gourmet Girl Cooks said...

Hi CyberSis,

Great idea using ground beef AND coleslaw mix. Sometimes we need "convenience food" too! I really enjoyed not having to cut up the cabbage on a weeknight. I'm enjoying leftover soup for lunch and it does taste better the next day. :-)