Cabbage Soup

Like so many others, I have followed the January lemmings to the health kick cliff. I certainly have not been perfect (let’s face it, that ain’t gonna happen). But in my attempts to eat well at least Monday thru Friday, I have been playing around with some soup recipes. This is one. It sounds kind of gross ass, but it is actually pretty damn delish. No shit. Give it a try.

(this was made in an 8 quart – if yours is smaller, you should adjust amount accordingly)

What you’re gonna put in this suckahh…

1 Tbsp Olive oil

1 lb Ground Turkey

About 1 tsp Penzey’s Italian Sausage Spice – if you don’t have this, just throw in a little fennel seed and some extra seasonings later)

1 Leek white bulb only

Small Onion (I like sweet but whatevs)

Approx 4-75 Cloves of Garlic – personal preference

2-4 Fresh Carrots – sliced into larger slices about 1/8 inch or so??

2 Stalk of Celery – chopped

Small Head of Cabbage – chopped – mmmm smells goooood, don’t it?

32oz Beef or Veggie Broth/Stock

15oz Diced Tomatoes – I like the fire roasted

6oz Tomato Paste

15oz Tomato Sauce

1-2 Tbsp Worcestershire

2 Bay Leaves

2-3 Tbsp Brown Sugar (I use Truvia Brown)

1/2 cup Wild Rice Blend (I used Lundberg Wild Blend)

2 cups of water

The following seasonings I used to taste and I really think that is how you should do it too. Start small and add more, because…duh. Also, I suggest using Penzey’s because they truly are the best goddamnit.

Sea salt, black pepper, cayenne, paprika, thyme, oregano, garlic & onion powder


Do the Things…

Set the Instant Pot to saute, add the olive oil, and let it warm up a minute or so.

Add chopped leek, onion, celery, and carrots – saute for a few minutes.

Add garlic and turkey.

Break up and brown the turkey.

Turn off the IP and add the rest of the ingredients to the pot.

Stir, close valve, and set to Manual for 20 minutes.

Go watch Bachelor, stalk an ex on Facebook, or draw pictures of penises on your dirty car.

When it beeps and is complete, allow for natural pressure release. This will take a while.

Give it a taste (it’s gonna be hot, dude…blow on that motherfucker). Add more seasoning/s as you see fit.

Yer done.

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