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This soup is flavorful, comforting, and nourishing! Thanks to my cousin-in-law-in-law Cat for sharing it with me.
1 lb ground beef
1/2 to 1lb ground sausage
1 head cabbage, chopped
1 onion, diced
4 garlic cloves, minced or chopped
32 oz beef broth (I prefer bone broth)
1 large can crushed tomatoes
2 tsp dried oregano
2 tsp dried thyme
1 tsp cumin
salt and black pepper to taste
dash of red pepper flakes
few dashes of Worcestershire sauce (optional)
If desired, you can add other vegetables, such as:
8 Yukon gold potatoes, halved or quartered
1 cup sliced carrots (I like the crinkle-cut “chips”)
1 pkg sliced mushrooms
Brown beef and sausage in large pot or dutch oven; do not drain. Add onion & garlic and continue heating until softened. Stir in broth and tomatoes, then seasonings, then cabbage and any other vegetables; continue heating on high until cabbage has begun to wilt (for me, this is whenever I can finally put the lid on my Dutch Oven). Cover and heat on medium until cabbage and other vegetables are softened, 30-45 minutes. You can also cook this in the slow cooker for 4-6 hours on high or all day on low.