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Slow Cooker Stuffed Cabbage Soup

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The slow cooker does the work in this high-protein beef and cabbage soup. Full of vegetables and fiber-rich brown rice, this soup is a complete meal with plenty of servings for easy reheating on busy days!

There is nothing cozier than a warm bowl of soup in the winter. Especially a nutritious, delicious soup that warms you from the inside out.

Not only are soup recipes usually easy and inexpensive, but when using the slow cooker, you only have to spend a few minutes cooking while the rest is done for you! Talk about a time-saving meal prep hack!

This Slow Cooker Cabbage Roll Soup has a generous serving of protein, carbohydrates, and fiber in each serving. Plus, you get in plenty of veggies, all while being just around 400 calories per serving.

Our Protein Choice: Lean Ground Beef

Lean ground beef is the key to making this slow cooker cabbage roll soup high in protein and lower in fat and calories. If you've been around here a while, you know that we love to use ground beef because of its versatility and ability to make a meal macro-friendly.

In addition to being delicious and versatile, Ground Beef that is 93% lean or leaner meets government guidelines for "lean." If you're trying to choose lean meats, this is an excellent source. Lean Ground Beef, which is 93% or leaner, is a perfect protein option for meals that use a sauce. For instance, this cabbage roll soup that takes just 10 minutes to prep.

Easy To Prepare

Unlike traditional stuffed cabbage, which can be time-consuming to prepare, this Unstuffed Cabbage Soup needs only 10 minutes of work. The hardest part is browning the lean ground beef in a pan! However, once that step is complete, you simply add the remaining ingredients to your slow cooker and let it do aaaallllll the work for you.

Can we also talk about how affordable this meal prep is? Most of these ingredients are meal prep staples that we recommend having on hand at all times, so the shopping list for this should be a breeze!

Also, with slow cooker soup recipes, you can add any other veggies, grains, or seasonings you have on hand. This is one of our favorite ways to use up vegetables on their way out. One thing we don't like around here is food waste -- or money waste!


Rice: you don't need to use brown rice here. Feel free to sub with any rice that you have on hand.

Veggies: any color/kind of peppers, onions, or cabbage will work in this recipe.

Tomatoes: whole tomatoes can be subbed for the diced. If desired, you can also use low sodium options for tomatoes and beef stock.

Make It Freezer Friendly

This recipe, as is, serves four. However, many of us love keeping a stash of freezer-ready meals on hand for nights and weeks when we are too busy to meal prep. If that's you, you're in luck with this recipe! This can easily be doubled to keep on hand for future weeks.

More Lean Ground Beef Recipes


  • 1 lb. lean ground beef
  • ½ cup uncooked brown rice 
  • 1 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1 cup chopped celery 
  • 1 cup chopped yellow onion 
  • 1 cup peeled/chopped carrots
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning 
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic 
  • 3 cups chopped green cabbage
  • 8 oz. tomato sauce 
  • 15 oz. can of diced tomatoes 
  • 4 cups beef stock 
  • Salt and pepper to taste 
  • 2 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley
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