German Tomato Soup Recipe -
German Tomato Soup Recipe
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German Tomato Soup

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"This soup has a great blend of beef, vegetables and tomato broth that will fill any eater's stomach to the brim."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    2 hrs

    2 hrs 30 mins


  1. Heat a large Dutch oven or soup pot over medium-high heat. Crumble in the ground beef. Cook, stirring frequently, until evenly browned. Drain excess grease. Stir in the cabbage, potatoes, carrots, onion, tomato soup, milk and water. Bring to a boil, then simmer over medium heat for 30 minutes. Reduce heat to low, and cook for 1 1/2 hours before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 27, 2005

This soup was definitely worth making. I only used about 1 1/2 lbs ground chuck (all I had). I used the milk called for and added another cup of milk and about 1-2 cups of water. The texture was very smooth and creamy. I also added a couple teaspoons of dried dill. Not sure why you "slice" the potatoes but if I make again I would cut into cubes. When the soup was done I ended up "breaking" up the potatoes with my wooden spoon. Be careful during the first 30 minutes of cooking (higher heat). It will boil over and make a mess. But, delicious soup. Made it last night and this morning my boyfriend commented again how good it was. Served it with a salad. Also, we had lots of left overs which will probably be even better when re-heated.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 19, 2010

something was missing. No seasonings at all. No salt. I thought too bland.

Oct 09, 2005

very good and I don't like tomato soup

Jul 28, 2008

I added a LOT more liquid to this recipe, in the form of a large can of tomato sauce and another can of water, because that's what I had on hand. Otherwise, it would have been more like a casserole. The soup was good-- a bit on the mild side, which is the way my kids like it. This is a good way to sneak some cabbage into people who say they hate cabbage. :-D

Oct 15, 2008

I cooked this at my annual Oktoberfest Dinner to rave reviews from my guest thought I had some secret from Germany, thank you!!!

Sep 25, 2007

Cut the recipe down to two servings and chose to leave out the meat. Added some seasonings and it was delicious and very filling. Thank you!

Dec 10, 2008

This was delicious! I will be making again!

Jun 09, 2013

My rating reflects making this slightly modified as follows: no tomato soup or water - instead adding: large can of crushed tomatoes, small can of tomato sauce, ~2 cups of beef broth & some paprika.


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  • Calories
  • 489 kcal
  • 24%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 57 g
  • 18%
  • Cholesterol
  • 75 mg
  • 25%
  • Fat
  • 17.5 g
  • 27%
  • Fiber
  • 7.5 g
  • 30%
  • Protein
  • 28.2 g
  • 56%
  • Sodium
  • 983 mg
  • 39%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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