Slow Cooker Cabbage Beef Soup


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‘Tis the season!  If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably already overdosed on rich, sweet, and marvellously decadent holiday foods.  It seems that every day, there are plates of beautifully-decorated cookies and pastries in the staff room at my workplace, and I’ve been baking up a storm as well.  Then there are the gifts of chocolates…and everyone knows I can’t resist them!   But even I have to admit that after awhile, all the treats become a little too much, and I find myself craving something homemade and hearty.  The cold weather and snow we’ve been receiving in Calgary only adds to my need for winter comfort food. 

For me, that means soup! 

My final CSA baskets before Christmas contained a medley of delicious ingredients:  a small red cabbage, bundles of sweet carrots, small golden potatoes, purple heirloom garlic and
handfuls of small yellow onions.  I happened to have some leftover tomato juice and a small container of homemade beef broth in the freezer, so I was pretty much set. 

If you find yourself crunched for time (isn’t that a state of being?) or just wanting to devote your time to visiting with family and friends instead of slaving away in the kitchen, just pop this soup in the slow-cooker and let it do all the work. 

It’s best served with your favourite homemade bread or rolls.

12/25/2012 2:52:25 PM

Sheryl, hey, it must be the season for cabbage soup. I just made a crockpot of cabbage soup myself a couple weeds ago. I always use V-8 juice in mine. Since no one else in the family likes cabbage, I'll got to slurp on it all week. It makes for a great winter soup, don't you think? Of course I like any kind of soup. The great thing about soup is that I can make with just about any kind of ingredients and it turns out great. That's a good thing for a old bachelor. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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