Cabbage Soup

cabbage soup


1/2 head chopped cabbage

1 cup yellow or white onion, diced

1 green bell pepper, diced

1 cup celery, chopped

1 cup carrots, sliced

1 large can stewed tomatoes, I use the ones with spices added

cracked black pepper to taste

garlic to taste

other seasonings as desired, I use some basil, red peppers, whatever looks good, this is one of those things that it rarely is exactly the same thing twice

hot water, 1-2 cups

When you start putting vegetables in your stock pot they take up quite a bit of room. A trick I learned from my sister is to chop and add as you go, start with cabbage and pour your hot water over that right away to help it start to cook down. Heat on medium-high heat until boiling, reduce heat, cover and simmer until vegetables are as tender as you like. That’s it. Your whole house will smell amazing. I like to use it as a pre-dinner soup, it has no protein so obviously you can’t eat just this, it will fill you up so you have less room for other stuff!