Cabbage Roll Soup

  • Author: Based on the recipe by Dinner at the zoo


John and I love cabbage rolls, but I am to lazy to prepare them.  This soup came out so delicious that we did not miss the actually rolls.  Yummy!



  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 pound Circle B Ranch Ground Pork
  • 1 onion finely diced
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 4 cups coarsely chopped green cabbage
  • 2 carrots peeled, quartered and sliced
  • 4 cups homemade Chicken Stock
  • 24 oz Marina’s Tomato Sauce
  • 1/2 cup uncooked brown rice
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons parsley


  • Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium high heat. Add the ground pork and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Cook, breaking up the meat with a spatula, until pork is browned, approximately 4-5 minutes. Add the onion and garlic cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the cabbage, carrots, chicken stock, tomato sauce, rice, bay leaf and brown sugar to the pot. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Bring to a simmer and cook for 25 minutes or until rice is tender. Remove bay leaf and discard.
  • Sprinkle with parsley and serve.