Sweet Russian Cabbage Soup Recipe
This is a simple recipe for a wonderful rich cabbage soup.
Red cabbage and beets are slowly stewed with sauteed onions, caraway seeds, potatoes, carrots, celery, and dill weed. Cider vinegar, honey, and tomato puree provide additional depth of flavor to this recipe originally handed down from an elderly Turkish woman.
When a bunch of kids like it - you know it's good! Took some of the other suggestions and added 2 cans of diced tomatoes (instead of 1 can) and changed to white sugar to brown with equal ratios - 1/4 cup vinegar and 1/4 cup brown sugar. Also, chopped the cabbage and added 1/2 cup instant rice last 25 minutes. And, used a combo of ground beef and sausage (meat loaf mix). Add a loaf of crusty warm bread and YUMMY!
This was just delicious. I used ground pork sausage instead of ground beef and that added a lot of flavor. We liked the sweetness, but I think I would cut the sugar back just a little bit. A delicious and hearty stew that tastes good and freezes well.
Loved this soup. Even better the next day. Changes made: cut the water in half; 1/4 cup sugar instead of 1/2 (and it was still sweet); and 2 cans of tomatoes instead of one.
I made this recipe tonight, just to test it out. I've never had ground beef in any of my soups before. I definately did not enjoy the taste of the ground beef. If I changed it with a different type of meat, I would of enjoyed it more, I think. :)
Absolutely wonderful! Nobody could get enough of it. I used Splenda instead of sugar but don't make any other changes. It is great as it is.