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Cabbage Roll Soup

30 Minute Cabbage Roll Soup, Keto, Paleo, Gluten Free

I love this cabbage roll soup. We eat lots of venison in my home. My husband is a hunter. Wait, let me rephrase that. My husband is OBSESSED with hunting. This has been his most productive deer season, and that has left me wondering how on earth I am going to cook all this deer meat. In the past, I had about five recipes that were my go-to venison recipes. I rarely strayed from those, and made about one a week. But now I am trying to get a bit more creative. I have done Korean fried rice, chili, stroganoff, and shepherd’s pie. This cabbage roll soup is my hands-down favorite of the new meals we have tried.

30 minute cabbage roll soup, keto, paleo, gluten free

The soup is a fantastic comfort food, and has just the right amount of spice and sweetness to perfectly enhance the rich venison flavor. We grind our venison with some lean ground beef. It stretches out the deer, adds some fat, and complements the flavor of the meat really nicely. This recipe works great with ground beef (you could even use pork sausage!). Most recipes for cabbage roll soup call for a pound and half of meat, but we freeze our meat in one pound bags, so this recipe uses just one pound. Feel free to add more if you like a meatier soup.

This recipe also freezes really well, and since it makes quite a big pot of soup, you might consider freezing some for a rainy day.

Okay, here is the recipe. Don’t eat it all in one sitting.

30 Minute Cabbage Roll Soup, Keto, Paleo, Gluten Free

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Cabbage Roll Soup
30 Minute Cabbage Roll Soup, Keto, Paleo, Gluten Free
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
bowls
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
bowls
Ingredients
30 Minute Cabbage Roll Soup, Keto, Paleo, Gluten Free
Instructions
  1. Heat a large heavy bottomed pot over medium-high heat. Heat the olive oil and add the ground meat. Brown thoroughly, breaking it up as you go.
    Vension Cabbage Roll Soup
  2. Add the onion and garlic. Sprinkle with salt and saute for about 5 minutes, or until the onions are soft. Add the cabbage to the pot and cook for another 1-2 minutes.
    Venison Cabbage Roll Soup
  3. Add spices and Worcestershire sauce and stir to combine. Cook until the aroma of the spices is released.
    Venison Cabbage Roll Soup
  4. Pour in the red wine vinegar and deglaze the pot. When the vinegar smell is gone, pour in your tomatoes and drop in the bay leaves. At this point, you can choose to use rice or cauliflower rice. If using cauliflower rice, thaw the frozen bag in the microwave for 3 minutes, and then add to pot. If using rice, add the rice and the broth. The broth is NOT NEEDED if you are using cauliflower rice.
  5. Bring the soup to a boil and then reduce to a low simmer. Cook for about 15 minutes. The rice will be almost done. Turn the burner off, cover the soup, and let sit for about 10 minutes.
    Venison Cabbage Roll Soup

2 Comments

  1. Venison is so delicious! My husband likes the idea of hunting, but has only managed to get a button buck so far (two years ago – nothing last year). Hopefully he’ll have better luck this fall!

  2. I am excited to try this. I waited until my mid-thirties to decide that I actually like cabbage! I have never tried cabbage roll soup but it looks awesome!

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