I can put up with the piles of laundry. I can bathe my kids and prepare their lunch boxes. But one thing I do not enjoy doing post-dinner time is spending an hour cleaning up a messy kitchen!
This is where one of my favourite recipes EVER comes in: cabbage roll soup. It delivers the same flavour as the eastern-European classic without the actual "rolling". This easy-to-make one-pot dish is an ideal weekday meal that will keep everyone's tummy full and taste buds happy- I always get requests for seconds! My one year old is also a fan of this recipe- he loves to eat it lightly blended.
- 1 lb lean ground beef (or chicken)
- 1 3/4 cups of white or brown rice
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 2 cups broth (chicken, veggie or beef!)
- 2 cups of water
- 1 cabbage (about 3.5 lbs) chopped into strips
- 1 finely diced onion
- 3/4 pasta sauce jar
- 1/2 large can of diced or whole tomatoes
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp garlic powder
HOW TO MAKE IT!
- In a separate pot, cook the rice with water or broth.
- In a large soup pot, heat olive oil in medium heat and brown ground beef.
- When the beef is browned, add chopped onions, cabbage, water, broth, pasta sauce, canned tomatoes and cooked rice. Season with paprika, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Simmer for 20-30 minutes. Add water to adjust consistency to your liking.
- Serve in bowls with a dollop of sour cream, yogurt or non-dairy substitute.
- Freeze leftovers. Defrost in the fridge the night before eating them!
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