Lisa’s Crockpot Cabbage Roll Soup

May 13, 2020

This recipe was submitted by Lisa Berry, Harm Reduction Worker at The AIDS Network as a part of our A Taste at Home campaign.


1 tbsp olive oil

1 lb ground pork and/or beef

1 cup yellow onion chopped

2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce

2 tsp garlic  (minced)

1 tsp paprika

5 cups cabbage  cut into ½ inch strips

6 cups beef broth

1 can diced seasoned tomatoes  (undrained)

1 cup vegetable juice  (mild or hot)

2/3 cup long grain white rice (uncooked)

2 tbsp tomato paste

½ tsp ground allspice

1 pinch salt (to taste)

1 pinch back pepper (to taste)

Fresh parsley (chopped, optional)




Step 1 – In a wide skillet, warm up the olive oil until hot, then add the ground pork/beef and onion, followed by the Worcestershire sauce, garlic and paprika. Cook and crumble the ground pork/beef until no longer pink. Drain the excess grease, then set the skillet nearby.


Step 2 – In a 6 quart crock pot, toss in the following ingredients: cabbage, beef broth, diced tomatoes, vegetable juice, rice, tomato paste, allspice, salt and pepper to taste. If needed, stir or rearrange the ingredients to make some room, then add the cooked pork/beef mixture. Give the soup a good stir to mix everything around.


Step 3 – Cover and cook on low for 6-7 hours, or high for 3-4 hours!!


Step 4 – Serve cabbage roll soup immediately with parsley for garnish


While we may not be able to come together for an evening of great food and supporting our cause, great food can still bring us together, and so we are sharing with you the favourite recipes of our team, volunteers and community partners! Over the next few weeks we will be adding to this virtual cookbook to help inspire you in your own kitchen, and we hope our A Taste at Home campaign bring you the comfort these recipes bring our contributors. While we may be physically distant, we can still come together in a spirit of sharing and giving.

If you are enjoying our recipes and you are able at this time, please consider making a donation to The AIDS Network. Fundraising is a crucial component in our ability to provide programs and services to our most vulnerable clients. Food security programs are especially necessary in this difficult time, and are wholly supported by fundraising dollars. You can make a donation through our Canada Helps page. To find out more about the campaign and to see other recipes, visit www.aidsnetwork.ca/a-taste-at-home