CABBAGE ROLL SOUP

INGREDIENTS

2 teaspoons olive oil salt and pepper to taste 1 pound ground beef I use 90% lean 1 onion finely diced 2 teaspoons minced garlic 4 cups coarsely chopped green cabbage 2 carrots peeled, quartered and sliced 4 cups beef broth 3 8 ounce cans tomato sauce 1/2 cup uncooked long-grain rice 1 bay leaf 3 tablespoons brown sugar 2 tablespoons parsley

INSTRUCTIONS

Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add the ground beef and season with salt and pepper to taste. Cook, breaking up the meat with a spatula until beef is browned, approximately 4-5 minutes. Add the onion and garlic cook for 2-3 minutes.

Add the cabbage, carrots, beef broth, tomato sauce, rice, bay leaf, and brown sugar to the pot. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a simmer and cook for 25 minutes or until rice is tender. Remove bay leaf and discard. Sprinkle with parsley and serve.

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