This is a very good for you and tasty soup, however, when I used to make this some time ago, I also thought that it lacked something or needed a little more flavor. To give it the flavor it needs, I decided an old trick my grandmother use to use in her vegetable soup…..add a jar or can of sauerkraut in place of some of the cabbage and it gives it just the zing it needs. Other than that, I left the recipe pretty much as is, I just didn’t do a whole lot of measuring, just threw it all together and let it cook. Enjoy!


  • 2-3 pounds of hamburger (can substitute ground turkey)
  • 1 head of cabbage, chopped
  • 2 cup celery, diced
  • 2 cup white or yellow onion, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 5-6 cups beef broth
  • 2 – 14 oz can basil, oregano, garlic diced tomatoes
  • 2 teaspoon oregano
  • 2 teaspoon basil
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • few shakes of black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon salt (optional)

How To Make Cabbage Soup With Hamburger

Brown your hamburger before adding to crock pot.
Put all the ingredients in the crock pot, stir it around
Cook on high between 5-6 hours
or cook on low between – 6-8 hours

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