Soup Sweet and Sour Cabbage Soup by Millie

posted by Millie 04-16-99 10:20 PM

Sweet and Sour Cabbage Soup

1 head cabbage
2 large cans crushed tomatoes with added puree
1 large onion
5 cloves garlic
Juice of 2 lemons or about 1/4 cup balsamic or wine vinegar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1-2 talbespoons of grated fresh ginger
salt and pepper to taste

- slice cabbage thinly to create cabbage strips

- half onion and slice thinly to create half rings

- crush, slice or dice garlic

- grate ginger

Put everything in a large soup pot and add water to cover plus a little more. Bring to boil, then reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 2-3 hours (longer the better).

Don't be afraid to add more tomato, sugar, or vinegar if you like it more tomatoey, sweeter, or more sour.

Taste a couple hours into the cooking for adjustment. The cabbage will have imparted its flavor and the tomatoes will have mellowed.

You can also add rice during the last 45 - 30 minutes (also add the more water appropriate for the amount of rice you add. For example, I added 3/4 cup brown rice and 1 1/2 cup water the last 40 minutes)

Or add a can of white or gabanzo beans. (Again these won't need cooking, so just add at the end)


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