Laplandic beef cabbage soup

Laplandic beef cabbage soup

Here's a traditional recipe from Swedish Lapland. It's surprisingly simple and tasty, and full of delicious low-carb ingredients. Ground beef fills the tummy, cabbage brings the crunch, and you've got a quick soup to look forward to!

Laplandic beef cabbage soup

Here's a traditional recipe from Swedish Lapland. It's surprisingly simple and tasty, and full of delicious low-carb ingredients. Ground beef fills the tummy, cabbage brings the crunch, and you've got a quick soup to look forward to!
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4 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 1 lb 450 g ground beef or ground turkey
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 lb 450 g green cabbage, shredded
  • 6 cups 1.4 liters water
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 2 bay leafbay leaves
  • 2 2 meat bouillon cube, crumbledmeat bouillon cubes, crumbled
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp tamari soy sauce
  • 1 (3 oz.) 1 (90 g) leek, finely choppedleeks, finely chopped
  • salt and ground black pepper
Serving
  • 1 cup 240 ml sour cream
  • 4 tbsp 4 tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped
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Instructions

  1. Brown the meat in a large pot. Add shredded cabbage and keep frying until the cabbage has softened and got a nice color.
  2. Add water, mustard, tomato paste, bay leaves, bouillon and soy sauce. Bring to a boil and simmer on medium-high heat for 15-20 minutes.
  3. Add the leek to the soup just a few minutes before serving. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Serve with finely chopped parsley and a dollop of sour cream.
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13 comments

  1. Andrea
    really good recipe! simple ingredients and surprisingly tasty! a great weeknight fave!
  2. Douglas
    What is meant by meat bouillon cubes instead of chicken or beef?
    Reply: #3
  3. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    What is meant by meat bouillon cubes instead of chicken or beef?

    They are a stock base you can find in most supermarkets near the boxed or canned broth.

  4. Mary
    The meat boullion really makes or breaks a soup. Not having any home made beef broth at home, I got some from the store. So, the soup is just so-so. Nothing distinguishable in terms of flavor.
  5. HeatherB
    Very simple soup. Hubby didnt like it. I thought it was satisfactory and would eat it again.
  6. Alexandra
    Would you use chicken or beef bouillon cubes?
    Reply: #7
  7. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Would you use chicken or beef bouillon cubes?

    You can use either. Some are more readily available in different locations. Since this recipe has beef, beef boullion would work well.

  8. Vera
    Never knew soy beans grow in Lapland LOL
  9. Martha
    This is very good! I really like the tangyness from the dijion mustard. It's so easy to make too! To add some color, I used red cabbage instead of green.
    It turned the broth a lovely color too. Overalll a great soup for a winter day.
  10. kateplock4
    its delicious :)
  11. Andrea
    I made this yesterday as an alternative to meat loaf. It was/is absolutely devine! I will most definitely be making this again and probably soon too.
  12. Dan
    So adding the leek just before serving, the leek is not cooked it's just stirred into hot soup?
  13. Hannah
    This was so good - simple to make but tasty and filling. Yum!!!

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