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Cabbage Soup With Pork Meat-Served in Bowl With Fresh Bread

Cabbage Soup with Pork Meat

Course: Dinner, Lunch, Soup
Cuisine: Hungarian, Transylvanian
Diet: Gluten Free
Keyword: cabbage soup, cabbage soup with pork, cabbage soup with pork meat
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 218kcal
Author: Timea
Today I decided to make a recipe for more special cabbage soup, one of the family's favourites. It is a Hungarian recipe and is very common in Transylvania under the name "lucskos kaposzta", a thicker cabbage soup.
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  • large soup pot


  • 1 kg cabbage sliced
  • 500 g pork shoulder cut in cubes
  • 2 pieces onion chopped
  • 4 tsp sea salt kosher
  • 1 tsp ground pepper freshly ground
  • 1 tbsp sweet pepper paste
  • 1 tbsp sweet paprika powder Hungarian
  • 1 can chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tsp thyme dried
  • 1 bunch dill chopped
  • 2 l warm water
  • 4 tbsp sunflower oil


  • 1.We need a cabbage of about 1 kg or two smaller versions, which we will slice not very fine. 
    2. Peel the onions and chop them finely.
    3.I used a pork shoulder that I cut into not too big cubes.
    4.All we have to do is finely chop the dill.
  • 5.In a large soup pot, we heat four tablespoons of sunflower oil in which we put the chopped onion to fry on medium heat. Season with sea salt and freshly ground pepper, stirring occasionally, and fry until the onion softens a little, about two minutes.
    6.After the onion has soaked put the pork meat cut in cubes over it and let it fry a little on all sides until the meat cubes turn white. Then add the sweet Hungarian paprika powder and the crushed paprika cream.
    7.Stir and let it fry for only a few seconds and add a litter of warm water. simmer for about 30 – 40 minutes until the meat is almost cooked stirring occasionally.
    8.Add the sliced cabbage over the meat, mix and pour over a canned chopped tomato. I mixed everything with a wooden spoon, let the cabbage soften a little for two minutes and add the chopped dill.
    9.Pour the water over the cabbage well covered and a little over, and let it boil for 30-40 minutes until the cabbage is cooked.
  • Serve hot with a little sour cream on the top, fresh bread and chili pepper.


Tips. This is my version of cabbage soup with pork, try it and see it as tasty and savoury it is. Good appetite!


Calories: 218kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 1735mg | Potassium: 622mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 847IU | Vitamin C: 69mg | Calcium: 108mg | Iron: 2mg