Tuesday, January 22, 2008


I love hot soup when the weather's cold! I ate this soup years and years ago in
the Cabbage Patch Inn, located in Snohomish, Washington. Snohomish is known
for their antique stores and the lady that owned the Cabbage Patch Inn was a
friend of a friend, so she gave me the recipe.

I used ground moose meat instead of beef and was it ever good. This soup is
loaded with nutrition and it is very simple to put together. The recipe is set up
for the soup to be made in a crockpot, but you can also make it in a regular
soup pot on the stove top; you just need to give it sufficient time over low heat
to cook the cabbage well. One way to save some time is if you shred the cabbage
instead of chopping it.

The chili and garlic powders are what makes it tasty--I add lots!

1 small head of cabbage, chopped
1 onion, chopped.
1 lb. ground beef, browned
2 small cans tomato sauce
1 can stewed tomatoes ( I chop them so the pieces are smaller)
1 large can kidney beans
2 stems celery, chopped
salt, garlic powder, chili powder to taste.

Brown ground beef with onion and drain. Place in crockpot with all other ingredients
and cook all day on low. Delicious served with freshly made french bread for dipping.


Niki RuralWritings said...

Looks delish! We had moose steaks on New years eve at a friends home. they were about the best steaks I've ever eaten.

Anonymous said...

Mmmmmmm. sounds delicious! I will make it - sooooooooon!

Thank you!

God Bless.

P.S. Kris, I have to sign in as 'anonymous?'; my computer is not letting me access?

Pam said...

Ok, consider this one done already, will make it for sure... and if you need more CABBAGE... I am sooo your woman ;)
I like Snohomish too! Been there done that, nice little town!

LadiesoftheHouse said...

Niki--Isn't moose meat wonderful tasting? People are always surprised to hear that because they think it should be gamey. My brother goes on a moose hunt every year and we bought half of a moose from a friend of his that went along. It filled our large freezer!

Gina--let me know if you like this when you make it. Be sure and have someone to share with, it makes a bunch.

Let me know if you need help with your computer, O.K.?

Pam--now don't laugh.

THE GROCERY STORE WAS OUT OF CABBAGE TODAY! The spot where they usually sit and wait for me was EMPTY. I was so frustrated...I had to run to the other store after going home to start the soup so it had enough time to cook. I thought longingly of those Amish fields filled with beautiful green cabbages just waiting for a home...

Pam said...

Well, when I finally make it there, I will pack a small suitcase of clothes, wear a few layers on me, and have another suitcase of cabbage along ;)
It's nice to know you will always remember me when you think of it now!

LadiesoftheHouse said...

Everyone here uses fish boxes that we buy in the grocery store. They are made from heavy brown cardboard that is dipped with layers of wax. Everyone takes their fish home in them. You can bring me cabbage in an extra suitcase and we will get you a fishbox to fill with fresh salmon, halibut and moose meat to take back with you. That's a fair trade, right?

Mrs. Make-Do said...

Looks like a great recipe, thank you for sharing.

Also, thank you for coming by my blog to visit (from one long-time SAH woman to another).

Take care!

theshepherdshouse said...

I just found your recipe here. It looks delicious! I was just in Snohomish today and I have eaten at the Cabbage Patch once myself. I can't wait to try this. Thanks for sharing!