Sweet & Sour Beef-Cabbage Soup

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This wholesome sweet-and-sour soup combines beef, caraway seeds, sweet paprika and cabbage—ingredients that star in a number of German dishes. For an even heartier soup, add diced cooked potatoes along with the cabbage. Recipe by Nancy Baggett for EatingWell.

 Sweet & Sour Beef-Cabbage Soup
photographer: Ken Burris
Nutritionist Tested & Approved
Ingredients
  • Total Time: 30 minutes

  • 1 tablespoon canola oil

  • 1 pound lean (90% or leaner) ground beef

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons caraway seeds

  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme

  • 2 1/2 cups frozen bell pepper and onion mix, thawed, chopped

  • 1 medium Golden Delicious or other sweet-tart cooking apple, unpeeled, diced

  • 6 cups reduced-sodium beef broth

  • 1 15-ounce can crushed or diced tomatoes

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons honey

  • 1 tablespoon paprika, preferably Hungarian sweet

  • 3 cups coarsely chopped Savoy, or green cabbage

  • 1-2 tablespoons cider vinegar

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • Freshly ground pepper to taste

Directions
  1. 6 servings, about 1 3/4 cups each

  2. Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add beef, caraway seeds and thyme and cook, stirring and breaking up the beef with a spoon, until it is mostly browned, about 4 minutes. Stir in pepper-onion mix and apple; cook, stirring, for 2 to 3 minutes more.

  3. Stir in broth, tomatoes, honey and paprika and adjust the heat so the mixture boils gently. Cook for 8 to 10 minutes to blend the flavors. Stir in cabbage and cook just until barely tender, 3 to 4 minutes more. Season with vinegar to taste, salt and pepper.


Nutritional Facts

Servings
6
Per serving
Calories
255
Carbohydrates
21g
Fat
10g
Saturated Fat
3g
Monounsaturated Fat
5g
Protein
20g
Cholesterol
54mg
Dietary Fiber
5g
Potassium
731mg
Sodium
705mg
Added Sugars
Exchanges
2 1/2 vegetable
2 lean meat
1/2 fat
Carbohydrate Servings
1
Vitamin C (45% daily value)
Vitamin A (30% dv)
Zinc (27% dv)
Potassium (20% dv)
Iron (19% dv)

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