Crock Pot Beef and Cabbage Soup With Tomatoes

Cabbage soup with beef

The Spruce / Diana Rattray

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 9 hrs
Total: 9 hrs 15 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
436 Calories
13g Fat
40g Carbs
43g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 436
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 101mg 34%
Sodium 726mg 32%
Total Carbohydrate 40g 15%
Dietary Fiber 13g 45%
Protein 43g
Calcium 205mg 16%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This delicious cabbage soup is filled with flavor from meaty beef shanks or a few short ribs along with cabbage, carrot, rice, celery, and tomatoes. Use beef broth from a carton or reconstituted bullion if you're short on time, or make it extra special with homemade beef broth. If you use unsalted stock, add some salt to the soup, to taste.

The pictured soup was made with short ribs, and we left the rice out. If you want it fast, check out the Instant Pot directions below.


  • 1/2 head of cabbage (chopped)
  • 1 medium onion (chopped)
  • 1 large carrot (thinly sliced)
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons converted or long grain rice
  • 2 ribs celery (sliced into 1/2-inch pieces)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3 cups beef broth
  • 1 or 2 meaty soup bones or beef shanks (about 1 pound)
  • 2 cans (14 1/2 ounces each) tomatoes (diced)

Steps to Make It

  1. Combine all ingredients in the slow cooker.

  2. Cover and cook on low for 8 to 10 hours.

  3. Taste before serving; add salt and more pepper if necessary. Serve with homemade buttermilk biscuits or crusty bread.


  • Instant Pot Directions: This soup can also be cooked in an Instant Pot or a similar electric pressure cooker. Cook on high pressure for 45 minutes.