Nov 27, 2012

stuffed cabbage soup

Tapping into our inner lazy, this soup manifests. Stuffed Cabbage is a Hungarian specialty in which cabbage is rolled around a filling of ground meat and rice, and  is then cooked with sauerkraut and a few tomatoes. 

Since I try to find the fastest way around a boulder of any kind, unless it is a special occasion, at which time I will painstakingly roll said cabbage around stated filling, I decided to make this dish into a soup, at which point I came up with this creative name -
Stuffed Cabbage Soup.

It utilizes all of the main ingredients that are in the stuffed cabbage, including the ground protein, rice, sauerkraut, sour cream and tomatoes. It came out to being a delicious alternative to its more labor-intensive cousin.

Cost Breakdown

TVP (or seitan): $1
sauerkraut, cabbage: $2.50
tomatoes, broth, rice: $2.50
onion, garlic, sour cream: $1
Total to make 5 servings:


  1. Replies
    1. You give me too much credit, Tami. Pure laziness, that's what it is. But the soup was great!

  2. Another one for the book. I mean WIN! :)
    Regardless of why this was created, the end result is a hearty, satisfying soup with little guilt.
    We loved it.
    I did forget the flour and did not notice any issues. Also used tomatoes that had chili's, which is all there was in the pantry, so there was a bit of heat in the soup.
    For the "meat" I tried a new crumble from Helen's Kitchen which is organic.
    Thank you for the great recipe!

    1. Thanks, in2insight! The flour just tightens up the soup a bit, but, you are right, it isn't important if you don't care.

      I'll look out for Helen's Kitchen products. Thanks for the heads-up and the test...I mean, try :)


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