Love cabbage rolls? Then this hearty, delicious Beef and Cabbage Soup is a perfect One Pot meal. Totally Syn Free on Slimming World too.
The beef and cabbage soup is one of my go-to meals for a batch cooking session.
Packed with all the goodness of cabbage rolls and filling and comforting on a cold winters day.
It also has the added beauty that it can be served just as it is, or made into a more substantial meal with some different sides. A few of my favourites to serve this with if I want a more filling meal for the whole family is:
- Steamed Rice
- Best Ever Syn Free Mashed Potatoes
- Rustic Garlic and Parmesan Mashed Potatoes
- Syn Free Crispy Golden Potatoes
- Garlic and Herb Roast Potatoes
- Cauliflower Mash – perfect for a SP day
- Crushed Roasted Potatoes
- Cheddar and Spring Onion Mash
- Syn Free Sweet Potato Mash
When enjoying just as it is and I have a healthy extra spare, I will sometimes top with a little cheddar, so that it melts into a lovely cheesy creaminess on top as it hits the warm bowl of Beef and Cabbage Soup – amazing!!
If you like bread with meals like this Beef and Cabbage Soup and have a healthy extra b spare, it would be perfect with one of these yummy homemade bread recipes:
or if you don’t want to make your own, there are various bread to choose from that you can enjoy as part of your healthy extra b choice.
Whenever I make up a pot of this beef and cabbage soup, I always make enough so I have some leftover to freeze too. I love having meals in my freezer that I can grab, defrost and cook on a busy day.
My favourite containers for adding soups, chilli, bolognese etc too are these Anchor Glass Storage Containers with Lids. The bonus of these being a glass container is that they are also ovenproof, which means they can go straight in the oven, unlike some plastic containers, which you have to transfer to another dish first.
For the cabbage I in this beef and cabbage soup, I tend to use savoy or just a regular green cabbage if savoy is not available. It’s not always easy to source here, so sometimes I have to make do with what I can find.
I also use extra lean ground beef (beef mince), that is less than 5% fat per 100g, that is the only kind that is free on Slimming World, if you use anything higher than that, be sure to work out the syns.
I also prefer to use a few fresh tomatoes in this beef and cabbage soup. If canned chopped tomatoes are all you have, feel free to substitute, but please trust me when I say it won’t compare to fresh tomatoes. Usually, when canning tomatoes, citric acid is added. Ever wondered why you pasta sauce etc tastes acidic when using canned tomatoes? then that is usually why. Fresh tomatoes have a lovely natural sweetness and you don’t need to add anything to them (like sugar or sweetener) to combat the acidity.
I do add passata (crushed tomatoes) and some tomato paste too, but when combined with the fresh tomatoes and beef stock it is a perfect balance.
For the beef stock, you can use any of choice, homemade is always going to taste the freshest, but not everyone has the time to make their own stock/broth and many ready made ones are just as good. I prefer to use a low sodium broth in a carton which is syn free over stock cubes, but stock cubes are fine if that’s what you have. Just look at how many stock cubes you need to use for the number of mls in a recipe.
Lastly is the seasoning/herbs in this beef and cabbage soup, just to add that extra bit of flavour and then, of course, the simmering to really develop that beautiful richness to the broth of the soup. 45 mins I feel is sufficient, I wouldn’t go for any less.
If you love soup recipes like this one, I also have these other delicious soup recipes below:
- Syn Free Loaded Baked Potato Soup
- Syn Free Turkey Taco Soup
- Spicy Roasted Parsnip and Sweet Potato Soup
- Vegetable and Pearl Barley Soup
- Chicken Butternut Squash Coconut Curry Soup
- Chicken, Bean and Rice Soup
- Syn Free Chicken and Vegetable Soup
- Syn Free Split Pea and Bacon Soup
- Syn Free Spicy Sweet Potato, Red Pepper and Carrot Soup
and if that’s not enough to choose from, don’t forget my FULL RECIPE INDEX with over 500+ delicious Slimming World Recipes.
Add some ground beef and cabbage to your shopping list this week and make up a big pot of this delicious Beef and Cabbage Soup.
What Kitchen Items do I need to make this Syn Free Beef and Cabbage Soup?
- Deep Saucepan or Instant Pot
- Kitchen Scales
- Measuring Jug
- Measuring Spoons
- Immersion Stick Blender
- Wooden Spoon
- Santoku Knife (perfect knife for chopping veg)
- Chopping Board
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Syn Free Beef and Cabbage Soup
Yield 6 servings
This recipe is gluten free, dairy free, paleo, Slimming World and Weight Watchers friendly
- Extra Easy - syn free per serving
- Original/SP - syn free per serving
- WW Smart Points - 1
*Suitable for freezing
- 500g of extra lean ground beef
- 500g of cabbage (savoy or green), roughly shredded
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 1 cloves of garlic, crushed
- 4 fresh ripe tomatoes, chopped
- 1/2 cup of passata (or crushed tomatoes)
- 4 tbs of tomato paste (puree)
- 1 litre of beef stock (I use low sodium))
- 1 tbs of cumin
- 1 tbs of paprika
- 1 tbs of balsamic vinegar
- 1 tsp of dried thyme
- salt and black pepper
- spray oil
- Spray a deep pot over a medium high heat with spray oil.
- Add the ground beef, onion and garlic and fry until browned.
- Add the cabbage and fresh tomatoes and fry for a further couple of mins.
- Stir in the cumin, paprika, thyme and balsamic vinegar.
- Add the stock, passata and tomato paste, then bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 45 mins.
- Season as needed with salt and black pepper.
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Serving Size 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 3.7 g
Saturated Fat 1.2 g
Cholesterol 48 mg
Sodium 500 mg
Total Carbohydrates 15.4 g
Dietary Fiber 4.5 g
Sugars 5.7 g
Protein 23 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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