Low Fat Cabbage Roll Soup
Yield 8 servings
- 1 lb. low-fat ground beef (96% or less)
- 4 cups fat free beef broth (divided)
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 2-3 tsp salt to taste
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1/2 tsp cayenne - optional but so good!
- 1 tsp paprika
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tsp dried oregano or add fresh to taste
- 1 tsp dried basil or add fresh to taste
- 1 tsp super sweet, truvia or pyure will cut the tomato acidity or two tsp gentle sweet
- 32 can tomato sauce (or 4cups)
- 28 oz can diced tomatoes
- 4 cups raw cabbage, roughly chopped
- 1 cup sprouted brown rice, uncooked or 2 cups precooked brown rice
Instant Pot Pressure Cook Version:
- Insert stainless cooking bowl into the pot and press Saute: Brown the beef well then transfer the meat to a colander and rinse the ground beef for two minutes under running water and return to the pot.
- With the pot still set to Saute and the lid still off pour 1 cup of the beef broth on top of the meat, then add the chopped onion and allow these to cook into the meat over a high heat with the lid off until the juices have cooked down. This step is important as it lends a lot of flavor to the beef.
- Once the beef broth and onions are cooking into the meat, add the seasonings; Worcestershire, salt, black pepper, cayenne, paprika, garlic, oregano, and basil. Add the sweetener also and stir together.
- Next add the tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, cabbage and remaining beef broth to the ground beef mixture and stir to combine.
- If using the uncooked sprouted brown rice add it in before cooking.
- Place the cover on the pot and close the valve and set on Manual to cook for 30 minutes. Use QPR (quick pressure release) when the timer goes off).
- If using the pre-cooked rice just stir it in once the soup is done.
Slow Cook Version: Follow steps 1-4 from above.
- Place the cover on the slow cooker pot and cook on low for 7 hours. Add the uncooked sprouted brown rice in the last 30 minutes of cooking if using, overwise wait until done and add in the pre-cooked rice.
- Add more water as needed this is a thick soup. My husband loves it this way and says I shouldn't change a thing but I did add some water to make mine soupier. (As shown in the picture.)
As the pictures show, this is a very thick soup. My husband loves it this way and insists that I not change a thing, but if you'd like a soupier soup then feel free to add a few more cups of broth to this recipe.