Embark on a culinary journey with our Meaty Cabbage Soup, a hearty and wholesome dish designed to satisfy your cravings for comfort food. Packed with the rich flavors of ground beef and pork sausage, combined with a medley of aromatic herbs and spices, this soup is a celebration of savory indulgence. Whether prepared in a crockpot, Instant Pot, or on the stovetop, the result is a warm and inviting bowl of goodness that brings joy to every spoonful. This recipe yields six generous servings, making it perfect for sharing with loved ones or savoring as a comforting meal throughout the week.

yield: 6 SERVINGS

yield: 6 SERVINGS


  • 2 Tbsp oil
  • 1lb ground beef
  • 1lb pork sausage
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 4-5 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 15oz can diced tomato
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp red chili flakes
  • 6-7 cups cabbage, shredded or chopped
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • Salt & pepper to taste


Crockpot method

  1. Heat the oi in a pan over medium high heat and sauté onion and garlic till onion gets translucent. Add in ground beef and pork sausage. Cook for 4-5 minutes, breaking the meat with a spatula till the meat is no longer pink.
  2. Add browned meat into slightly greased crockpot. Add in all the herbs and spices, salt, pepper along with diced tomatoes. Combine well. Add in beef broth and top with shredded cabbage.
  3. Close the lid and cook for 4-5 hours on high or 7-8 hours on slow.

Instant pot method

1. Put the instant pot on Saute mode and wait till its hot. Heat oil and sauté onion and garlic for a couple of minutes, till onion is soft and translucent. Add in meats and sauté for 4-5 minutes, breaking with a spatula, till meat is no longer pink. Add in all the rest of the ingredients.

2. Close the lid, set the valve to sealing and cook on high pressure for 20 minutes. Once the cook time ends, allow the steam to naturally release for 5-10 minutes. Once all the steam is released, open the lid and serve hot.

Stovetop method

1. Heat oil in soup pot on medium high heat and sauté onion and garlic. After 2-3 minutes, stir in meats and cook for 4-5 minutes till they become brown.

2. Add in spices and herbs along with diced tomatoes. Combine well. Add in broth, salt, pepper and cabbage and stir well. Bring it to a boil. Reduce heat to medium low and simmer for 25-30 minutes, till cabbage is soft and tender.

Nutrition Information

Yield6Serving Size1Amount Per ServingCalories554Total Fat39gSaturated Fat12gTrans Fat1gUnsaturated Fat23gCholesterol132mgSodium1343mgCarbohydrates13gFiber4gSugar6gProtein39g

Useful Information:

Choosing the Right Meats: Opt for high-quality ground beef and pork sausage to enhance the richness and flavor profile of the soup. Leaner meats can be selected for a healthier option.

Herbs and Spices Magic: Dried oregano, thyme, cumin, and red chili flakes contribute to the robust and aromatic character of the soup. Experiment with the quantities to tailor the flavor to your preferences.

Cabbage Varieties: Shredded or chopped cabbage can be used based on personal preference. Red cabbage can also be added for a vibrant burst of color and additional nutrients.

Storage and Reheating: Store any leftover Meaty Cabbage Soup in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. Reheat on the stovetop or in the microwave, adding a splash of broth if needed.


Immerse yourself in the comforting embrace of our Meaty Cabbage Soup, a culinary masterpiece that transcends cooking methods and satisfies the soul. Whether prepared in a crockpot, Instant Pot, or on the stovetop, this hearty dish is a testament to the art of flavor blending and nutritional balance. With each spoonful, experience the warmth and richness of the meats, the vibrant medley of herbs and spices, and the tender embrace of cabbage. Share this delightful creation with friends and family, and make it a staple in your kitchen for nourishing and comforting meals that stand the test of time.