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Best Cabbage Soup Recipe

The best cabbage soup recipe is an old recipe, which I learned in my youth from my grandmother. Is a nourishing soup with pork meat, full of flavours typical of the Transylvanian area.

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During the colder periods, autumn and winter, these soups are usually made with fresh or smoked meat and a thickening, like the white bean soup with smoked ribs or traditional Hungarian goulash.

This recipe is made only with fresh pork and fresh cabbage, and you will see step by step how easy it is to make.

What Ingredients Do We Need?

We need cabbage; I chose a medium-sized white autumn cabbage, about 1.5 kg. But you can also be made from summer cabbage, no problem.

Best Cabbage Soup Recipe-Medium Size Cabbage

We still need pork meat; I used about 700 g (1.5 lb) of pork shoulder because I consider it suitable for this recipe.

Best Cabbage Soup Recipe-Pork Shoulder

In addition to these two primary ingredients, I also used two medium-sized onions and a bunch of fresh dills.

Best Cabbage Soup Recipe-Two Medium Size Onions
Best Cabbage Soup Recipe-Bunch of Dills

How to Prepare the Ingredients?

First, clean and finely chop the onions, because with these we will start cooking.

Best Cabbage Soup Recipe-Chopped Onion

Clean the meat from the very fatty parts if you don’t want to eat them, and cut them into suitable cubes, not very large

Best Cabbage Soup Recipe-Cut in Cubes Pork Meat

Remove the first more withered leaves from the cabbage, cut it in four, and then slice it.

Best Cabbage Soup Recipe-Slicing the Cabbage

I try to slice very thin because I wouldn’t say I like having thick slices of cabbage on my plate.

Best Cabbage Soup Recipe-Sliced Cabbage

And we still have to finely chop the dill, which we will add to the soup.

Best Cabbage Soup Recipe-Chopped Dill

How to Make the Best Cabbage Soup Recipe?

From the beginning, we make a pork stew which will be the basis of the dish. For this, in a soup pot, heat 100 ml of sunflower oil (or a tablespoon of pork lard), in which we fry the finely chopped onion.

Best Cabbage Soup Recipe-Frying Chopped Onions

Season with a teaspoon of sea salt, a teaspoon of freshly ground pepper and a teaspoon of caraway powder ( or caraway seeds ).

Best Cabbage Soup Recipe-Seasoning Frying Onions

Fry for about a minute until the onion becomes translucent, then add the diced meat.

Best Cabbage Soup Recipe-Cut Pork Meat on Frying Onions

Fry the meat, stirring, until it turns white, then add a tablespoon of sweet pepper paste.

Best Cabbage Soup Recipe-Paprika Paste on Frying Pork Meat

Stir and cook over medium heat under the lid for about 10 minutes in its juice.

Best Cabbage Soup Recipe-Frying Pork Meat

Then pour a little warm water on top to cover the meat and let it boil under the lid for about 30 minutes, until the meat is half cooked.

Best Cabbage Soup Recipe-Pour Water on Frying Pork Meat

Now add the sliced cabbage to the pot over the stew.

Best Cabbage Soup Recipe-Add Sliced Cabbage on Frying Pork Meat

Mix carefully, to receive the cabbage with all the flavours of the stew.

Best Cabbage Soup Recipe-Mixed Sliced Cabbage and Fried Pork Meat

Let the cabbage simmer for about a minute, then pour enough hot water to cover everything well. I filled the pot with water.

Best Cabbage Soup Recipe-Pour Water on the Cabbage

When the soup started to boil, I added the chopped dill. I prefer to add it now, then at the end, when the soup is ready.

Best Cabbage Soup Recipe-Boiling Cabbage Soup With Dill

Still, I add about 400 g of tomato paste, adding extra flavour and acidity.

Best Cabbage Soup Recipe-Boiled Cabbage Soup

Simmer everything for another 40-50 minutes until the cabbage is done, then taste the soup and, if necessary, season. I add one tablespoon of vegetable mix from soups.

At this point, we can say that the soup is ready, and you can consume it as such. But I chose to make a thickening to make the soup more consistent. But whoever doesn’t want to can stop here.

So I made a thickening from sunflower oil, wheat flour and paprika, whose recipe you will find in the smoked potato soup.

Best Cabbage Soup Recipe-Cabbage Soup Thickening

I poured this thickening into the soup, I let everything boil for another five minutes, and that’s it. That is the best cabbage soup recipe, in my opinion.

Best Cabbage Soup Recipe-Cabbage Soup is Ready

Serving the Best Cabbage Soup Recipe

Leave the soup pot aside, let it cool a bit, and then serve it in soup bowls with fresh bread.

Best Cabbage Soup Recipe-Served in Soup Bowl

You can also add a tablespoon of sour cream and a little hot pepper to feel the flavours of the best cabbage soup.

Best Cabbage Soup Recipe-Served in Soup Bowl With Sour Cream and Chilli

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Best Cabbage Soup Recipe

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The best cabbage soup recipe is an old recipe, which I learned in my youth from my grandmother. Is a nourishing soup with pork meat, full of flavours typical of the Transylvanian area.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 45 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine Hungarian
Servings 6 portions
Calories 345 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1.5 kg cabbage white
  • 700 g pork meat shoulder
  • 2 pieces onions medium-size
  • 1 bunch dill chopped
  • 400 ml tomato passata jar
  • 1 tsp sea salt kosher
  • 1 tsp ground pepper freshly ground
  • 1 tsp caraway powder or seeds
  • 1 tbsp pepper paste sweet
  • 1 tbsp vegetable mix from soups
  • 100 ml sunflower oil

Instructions
 

  • Heat the sunflower oil fry the finely chopped onion in a soup pot. Season with sea salt, freshly ground pepper, and caraway powder or seeds. Fry for about a minute until the onion becomes translucent.
  • Add the diced pork meat and stir it until it turns white. Add the sweet pepper paste, stir and cook over medium heat, under the lid, for about 10 minutes. Then pour warm water on top to cover the meat and let it boil for about 30 minutes until the meat is half cooked.
  • Add sliced cabbage over the stew, mix carefully, let it simmer for about a minute, then pour enough hot water to cover everything well. When the soup starts to boil, add the chopped dill and the tomato passata. Simmer everything for another 40-50 minutes.
  • Made a thickening from sunflower oil, wheat flour and paprika, added to the soup, and let everything boil for another five minutes—season with the vegetable mix for soups or add more salt.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gramsCalories: 345kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 18gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 48mgSodium: 1073mgFiber: 8gSugar: 11g
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Ghulam Mohyudin

Monday 27th of April 2020

It was perfect the first time. I learn so much from you as well! Keep it up great post.

Ghulam Mohyudin

Monday 27th of April 2020

It was perfect the first time. I learn so much from you as well! Keep it up great post.

Ghulam Mohyudin

Monday 27th of April 2020

It was perfect the first time. I learn so much from you as well! Keep it up great post.

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