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THE BEST Beefy Low Carb Cabbage Soup

Beefy Low Carb Cabbage Soup will be your new go-to recipe for an easy healthy dinner recipe idea.  Finding something fast and healthy to make for dinner that your entire family will love can sometimes be challenging.  This recipe fits the bill.

If you’re looking for more soup recipes, How to Make Stuffed Pepper Soup and To-Die-For Hungarian Mushroom Soup are both amazing recipes to try.

Beefy Low Carb Cabbage Soup Recipe in a White Bowl
Low Carb Beefy Cabbage Soup

The simple ingredients mixed together are what make this a great recipe. Ground beef, cabbage, celery, onions, zucchini, garlic, tomato sauce, ketchup, and Worcestershire sauce cooked in a beef broth makes this low calorie soup so good!

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Benefits of Cabbage

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Benefits of a head of cabbage

Cabbage is something we could all use more of in our diets.  Making a delicious soup is an easy step to ensure you get enough. You use an entire head in this cabbage recipe.

Why should you eat cabbage?  It’s full of vitamin K, vitamin C, and vitamin B6. It’s also a great way to help boost your immune system.

Cabbage has a lot of dietary fiber. By making this low carb cabbage soup, you are giving your body the roughage needed.

When most people think of cabbage soup, they think “diet food” – you’ll change your mind about that after trying this recipe.  Diet or not, your taste buds will love it!

This low carb cabbage soup recipe is made with ground beef, which makes it a hearty meal.  

Why soup is so good for you

1) Nutrient dense meal

When you usually cook vegetables in water, the water is thrown away – tossing a lot of the nutrients with them.  

Instead, when you make this soup, all the vitamins and minerals stay in the broth and make their way into your very happy stomach.   

2) Hydrates you

Most soups have a high water content, and we could all use more water – don’t you think?  

The water content creates a filling meal, helping to ensure you don’t crave additional unwanted calories.  

3) Sneak in vegetables

For those members of your family that aren’t big fans of vegetables, soup is an easy way to ensure they get more in their diets.  

4) Comforting meal

On a cold winter night, nothing beats a bowl of soup to warm you up and bring a bit of coziness to the evening.  

The same can be said about cold soups for summer.  I love making cold soups on a hot summer day to avoid the heat of cooking and cool me down.  

5) Meal Prep 

Soups are one of the easiest meals to make – making it much easier to meal prep.  Whether you use a slow cooker or stovetop – most soups are just chopping a few ingredients and letting time meld the flavors together.  You can freeze the low carb cabbage soup into separate serving size portions and reheat it when needed.

6) Inexpensive meal 

Most soups are an inexpensive option for creating a delicious meal.  Depending on what type of soup you make, using chicken stock you make yourself and being composed of primarily vegetables, soups can be good on the wallet.  

Close-up Beefy Low Carb Cabbage Soup
Close-up Beef Cabbage Soup

Ingredients for Beefy Low Carb Cabbage Soup

1 chopped medium head cabbage
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped zucchini
1 teaspoon minced garlic
8 cups water
3 tablespoons Better than Bouillon beef base or 6 beef bouillon cubes
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 1/2 pounds ground beef, browned and drained
2 (15 ounce) cans organic tomato sauce
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup ketchup

How to Make Beefy Low Carb Cabbage Soup

1) Cook the cabbage, celery, onion, zucchini, garlic in the water in a large stockpot on medium high heat until vegetables are tender.

2) Add Better than Bouillon, pepper, tomato sauce, and brown ground beef to the soup pot. Bring mixture to a boil; then reduce heat and simmer for another 10 minutes.

3) Stir in Worcestershire sauce and ketchup and simmer for another 10 minutes so all the flavors blend together.

Recipe Card for Beefy Low Carb Cabbage Soup Recipe with Nutritional Information

Yield: 20 cups

Low-Carb Cabbage Soup Recipe

Beefy Low Carb Cabbage Soup in a White Bowl

Low Carb and Delicious - this beefy cabbage soup recipe

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 chopped medium head cabbage
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped zucchini
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 8 cups water
  • 3 tablespoons Better than Bouillon beef base or 6 beef bouillon cubes
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef, browned and drained
  • 2 (15 ounce) cans organic tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup ketchup

Instructions

  1. Cook the cabbage, celery, onion, zucchini, garlic in the water in a large stockpot until vegetables are tender. (About 20 minutes, depending how small you cut the vegetables.)
  2. Add Better than Bouillon, pepper, tomato sauce, and beef. Bring mixture to a boil; then reduce heat and simmer for another 10 minutes.
  3. Stir in Worcestershire sauce and ketchup and simmer for another 10 minutes so all the flavors blend together.

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Nutrition Information

Yield

20 servings

Serving Size

1 cup

Amount Per Serving Calories 116Total Fat 6gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 32mgSodium 644mgCarbohydrates 4gFiber 1gSugar 3gProtein 11g

Tips for making this Cabbage Soup Recipe: 

Ground turkey makes a good substitute for the beef in this recipe.  

How about adding some smoked sausage to the soup for an even more hearty meal?

Other vegetables can be added, like dice potatoes, carrots, green beans, bell peppers, broccoli, or cauliflower rice. Add the riced cauliflower and other vegetables to the beginning of the recipe.

Add some chili oil, hot sauce, cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes for spiciness.

You can swirl pesto into the broth for a different flavor of this tasty soup.

If you’re short on time, you can add a coleslaw mix of cabbage instead of chopping up the cabbage.

Add some Italian seasoning to this easy soup recipe for even more flavor.

Topping this low carb recipe with Parmesan cheese makes a beautiful presentation. Here are more ideas for Best Soup Toppings – Ideas to Wow Your Guests

How Long Does this Keto Cabbage Soup Last in the Fridge?  

In the refrigerator, low carb cabbage soup will last 3-4 days when stored in a tightly sealed container.   

Can you freeze this Easy Cabbage Soup Reicpe?

The best part about this recipe is that it freezes beautifully. Low carb cabbage soup will last 2-3 months in the freezer.

What you’ll need to make Beefy Low Carb Cabbage Soup:  

Better than bouillon beef base.  You can find it here on Amazon. 

What to eat with Cabbage Soup with Beef?

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Let me know in the comments below if you tried the low carb cabbage soup recipe and how you liked it.  Did you add your own twist?  I would love to hear about it.

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Sandra

Sunday 22nd of January 2023

Would love this recipe converted to instapot method

Kelly

Tuesday 24th of January 2023

Hello Sandra! I will have to do that soon. Thanks for the suggestion. - Kelly

Rino

Thursday 29th of December 2022

I used ground turkey instead and didn't add the ketchup.. was very good!

Kelly

Thursday 29th of December 2022

I'm so glad you loved the recipe. Yes, ground turkey works well too. Thank you for letting me know. Kelly

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