Warm your belly on a cold and crisp fall day with the BEST cabbage soup.


  • 2 tsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 lb. lean ground beef
  • 1 package Jimmy Dean hot sausage
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 medium yellow onion diced finely
  • 2 cloves garlic minced (I used 2 tbsp already minced garlic)
  • 4 cups chopped green cabbage (I used one head
  • 1 package frozen mixed vegetables
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 8 oz. cans tomato sauce
  • 2 cans diced tomatoes
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tbsp. sugar
  • 1/2 tbsp. crusehd pepper flakes


In a dutch oven or large soup pot, heat oil over medium-high heat add ground beef and sausage.

Season with salt and pepper as desired and cook until browned.

Add diced onion and minced garlic and cook for another 2-3 minutes, until onions are tender.

Add in chopped cabbage, mixed vegetables, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, chicken broth, crushed pepper flakes, bay leaf, and sugar and stir to combine.

Bring soup to a simmer and let cook for about 25 minutes, until cabbage is tender.

Take out the bay leaf and serve with cornbread.