Cabbage Soup I Recipe -
Cabbage Soup I Recipe

Cabbage Soup I

Recipe by  

"The best cabbage soup you will ever try and plus it is easy to make."

+ Recipe Box + Shopping List + Menu Print

Ingredients Edit and Save

Original recipe makes 4 to 5 servings Change Servings


  1. In a large stock pot combine the cabbage, tomatoes with liquid, beef brisket, carrot, onion and celery. Cover with cold water and season with citric acid and sugar to taste. Simmer over low heat for at least 2 hours or until all ingredients are tender. Add additional seasoning to taste.
Kitchen-Friendly View

Reviews More Reviews

Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 04, 2008

When ever I make Ukranian or Russian Cabbage Soup and have no lemon or citric acid, I take a Vitamin C tablet and throw it in. That takes care of the citric acid. Have been using this for years and it really works well.

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 29, 2011

warning, the house smells pretty terrible while this is cooking! The soup itself turned out okay, but I was the only one in my family willing to eat it. I guess, no matter how it is cooked, cabbage really isn't our thing (despite the fact that we got about 20 of them last year from our CSA!). I'm glad I tried this, but I won't be making it again.

Sep 10, 2003

I have used this recipe before - it has been handed down in my family for many generations. I have found that you can substitute lemon juice for the citric acid with almost the same results.

May 16, 2003

I was looking for a sweet & sour cabbage soup, so I "bumped" this one a little bit: 1/3 c. apple cider vinegar and 1/3 cup sugar in place of the citric acid and the sugar in the recipe gave the soup just the flavor I was looking for. To keep the cabbage a little crisper, don't add it until the last 1/2 hour of the cooking time. This soup is definitely better the 2nd day!

Jan 26, 2009

Great soup. We added more vegetables. The soup needed a lot more flavoring. We added a lot (way too much) of salt. Next time we make this, we are going to use chicken stock or vegetable stock. Thanks for the recipe.

Dec 29, 2008

This turned out really good but I did add a little more to spice it up. I added minced garlic, black pepper, salt & cayenne pepper. Thanks!

Apr 06, 2009

I receive a head of cabbage each month through Angel foods and soup is about the only thing my family will eat so soup it is! This was very good although I did add a large can of tomato juice and also used homemade chicken broth sitting in the freezer instead of water.

Sep 28, 2008

We forgot the tomato's and it was still wonderful. The second day we added the tomato's and it had a totally different taste. 2 meals in 1. Everyone loved it.


Rate This Recipe

Glad you liked it! Your friends will, too:


  • Calories
  • 456 kcal
  • 23%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 22.3 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 83 mg
  • 28%
  • Fat
  • 30.4 g
  • 47%
  • Fiber
  • 7.7 g
  • 31%
  • Protein
  • 23.5 g
  • 47%
  • Sodium
  • 372 mg
  • 15%

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

See More
Subscribe Today!

In Season

Not The Same Old Chicken
Not The Same Old Chicken

We have so many top-rated chicken recipes, you'll never run out of dinner ideas again.

Slow Cooker Time Savers
Slow Cooker Time Savers

Imagine dinner making itself in the slow cooker while you relax or do other things.

Subscribe Today! Only $7.99
Subscribe Today! Only $7.99

Delicious recipes, party ideas, and cooking tips! Get a year of Allrecipes magazine for $7.99!

Related Videos

Sweet Russian Cabbage Soup

See how to make a simple cabbage soup with ground beef and veggies.

Healing Cabbage Soup

A classic cabbage soup with garlic and stewed tomatoes in comforting broth.

Cabbage Fat-Burning Soup

This healthy soup has a tomato broth and seven kinds of fresh, healthy veggies.

Recently Viewed Recipes

Argentina  |  Australia & New Zealand  |  Brazil  |  Canada  |  China  |  France  |  Germany  |  India  |  Italy  |  Japan  |  Korea  |  Mexico

Netherlands  |  Poland  |  Quebec  |  Russia  |  SE Asia  |  United Kingdom & Ireland  |  United States