The recipes published here come from my personal, time-tested collection. I recommend them because of their nutritional value, ease of preparation, and exceptional tastiness. Although some are intended to feed more than one person, the recipes appearing here freeze or store well, meaning you will have fewer cooking chores to deal with in your weekly menu planning. Unless otherwise stated, all recipes are my or my family's original creations.
Gloria’s Stuffed Cabbage Soup
Gloria's Stuffed Cabbage SoupServes 4-6
This simple soup is the creation of my neighbor Gloria. It is perfect for adding warmth and heartiness to the long, cold days of winter. This soup is great to eat on the spot, share with a neighbor who also cooks for one, and put in the freezer for a quickly heated meal. The beauty of this soup is that it tastes like stuffed cabbage, but is so much easier to make.
1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
1 Pound beef chuck for stew, cut into 1” chunks, or 1 pound ground beef
1 Package coleslaw mix
1 Large chopped onion
1 28 ounce can crushed tomatoes in puree
2 14.5 ounce cans of beef or chicken broth
1 cup water
1 Tablespoon packed brown sugar
1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 Teaspoon salt (optional)
1/3 Cup long grain white rice
Heat the oil in a heavy soup pot over medium heat. Add the beef and cook for six minutes. Add the coleslaw mix and onion and cook for another four minutes, stirring once or twice. Add the remaining ingredients, except for the rice, and bring to a boil. Add the rice, cover, and reduce the heat to medium-low. Simmer covered for 45 minutes or until the beef and rice are tender.
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