Hungarian Cabbage Soup: How To Quickly Make The Different Recipes?

By Rose | Soup

May 07
Hungarian Cabbage Soup: How To Quickly Make The Different Recipes?

Hungry? Want some healthy and delicious delight to enjoy and ease that rumbling you feel in your tummy? Well, this recipe will be a good choice! Hungarian cabbage soup is one of the most popular recipes in Polish, Slovak, and Ukrainian but has been adopted by many countries around the world. Obviously, ours today is from Hungary. It is not too late for you to learn it, especially that it is best to cure a hungry tummy!

Hungarian Cabbage Soup coming right up!


Did You Know?

In Ukraine, Cabbage soup is served at weddings, wakes, and funerals as the main dish while in Slovakia, it is served during Christmas dinner.

How Do You Make A Hungarian Cabbage Soup?

Hungarian cabbage soup sometimes are called "Polish soup" this is best and popular served on winter days since it really warms up your belly and gives you a satisfying hearty meal.

How Do You Make A Hungarian Cabbage Soup?

As I searched, I found out that the common cabbage used in cooking is the green kind. Try to make one yourself and you and I promise, you will be glad you did.

For a basic Hungarian Sweet and Sour Cabbage Soup, here are the ingredients and directions!


Hungarian Sweet and Sour Cabbage Soup Ingredients
  • 2 1/2 lbs. beef, it would be great to find the kind with bones.
  • 1 cup of minced onion, the recipe calls for yellow but I think you can use any.
  • 2 huge garlic cloves, crushed.
  • 2 tbsps. of paprika (it should be Hungarian but there are lots of substitute if you don’t have one).
  • 1 1/2 tbsps. caraway seed or substitute.
  • 8 cups of beef broth or (simple water will do).
  • 5 cups chopped tomatoes in can, do not drain the juice.
  • 1 1/2 lbs. cabbage, finely chopped (commonly used is green but you can try use what you like).
  • 1 lb. of apples cut into small pieces (take out the seeds and core).
  • 2 tsps. of refined sugar.
  • 4 huge bay leaves.
  • 2 tbsps. of thyme leaves (4 - 6 sprigs).
  • 1/4 cup of squeezed lemon juice.
  • 2 tsps. of salt.
  • 1 tsp. of black pepper fine ground.

How To Make It? Here Are The Steps For A Yummy Cabbage Soup!

How To Make A Yummy Cabbage Soup!
  1. In your pan, sauté the onion and garlic together.
  2. When you can smell the aroma of the garlic and the onion is already somewhat transparent, take it out, set aside.
  3. In the same pan, put the beef, keep on stirring until the color is nearly brown.
  4. Put the beef at the side of the pan, then put paprika, followed by the caraway seed and cook them a short while just to let them toast a bit.
  5. Put the garlic and the onions back, along with the rest of the cooking ingredients but leave the squeezed juice and seasonings.
  6. Bring them to a boiling point, lessen fire and continue cooking for at least one and a half hours till the veggies are tender and tasteful.
  7. When you notice that the liquid has lessened, put more liquid to make it the same volume when you started. Continue cooking.
  8. Add in the seasonings when cooking time is almost done.
  9. You can season according to your taste.
  10. Take out the bones and chop the meat, put it back inside the pot.

Simple right? How did it go? Hungarian cabbage soup is perfect for a hearty family meal. It is best to share it together. The soup would taste great with the meat broth and the vegetables.

Other Delicious Recipes Of Hungarian Cabbage Soup

1. Hungarian Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

How to make Hungarian stuffed cabbage rolls

Hungarian stuffed cabbage rolls is a shared recipe by a blogger who made this soup as a traditional family recipe. Originally from Hungary, this has a tinge of sentimentality. What a treaty delight for your taste buds!

Cabbage are stuffed with ground meat and other veggies then put into the pot. The taste would be so great; you would feel like you are in the midst of a restaurant for a cold winter dinner.

Video instruction for the Hungarian stuffed cabbage rolls:

2. Traditional Hungarian Goulash Soup

How to Make Traditional Hungarian Goulash Soup

If you are having a hard time trying to pronounce it like I was, then here is a short helping [Goo-lazh]. This recipe of Hungarian cabbage soup is one of the most popular in Hungary!

With it’s unique like taste with paprika, salt and pepper, and POTATO!!! I bet this is a request for both and young since potato is a favorite for everyone.

Video instruction for the Traditional Hungarian goulash soup:

3. Hungarian Cabbage and Meatball Soup

Imagine the taste of the basic sweet and sour cabbage soup but with meatballs instead of the beef meat? The beef meat was replaced with sour cream, meatballs and beef stock. Definitely, the one who has thought of this was craving for a unique taste!

Video instruction for the Hungarian cabbage and meatball soup:

4. Hungarian Spiced Beef and Cabbage Soup

How to Make Hungarian Spiced Beef and Cabbage Soup

So we have tried the sweet and sour, the traditional, the stuffed, with meatballs, and now let us go for a kick…spicy! Who likes to try a spicy soup? This surely would keep you wide awake while eating. Up for the challenge? Who ever thought of putting much paprika to a peaceful hearty meal?

Video instruction for the Hungarian spiced beef and cabbage soup:

Three Hungarian Cabbage Soup Benefits

Hungarian Cabbage Soup Benefits
  • Cost
    Hungarian cabbage soup is very economical to prepare. Once you eat the soup, the cabbage makes you instantly full. If you are in tight budget, you can prepare this delicious and hearty meal. You can add more ingredients though if you like. It was said that this soup was a common comfort for peasants in Russia.
  • Health
    Cabbage is packed with nutrients, therefore eating cabbage soup can offer a lot of health benefits. Just a cup of cabbage will cover your whole day supplement of vitamins and fibers.
  • Weight Loss Benefits
    Cabbage soup is a kind of food that helps us lose weight. Try to check some of the diet programs, cabbage soup is one of their regular lists.

So how was it? We have just learned today several recipe twists from the basic Hungarian cabbage soup. It is really a wonder how people’s creativity when it comes to food seems to be endless!

I am expecting more new original recipes from you! Make sure to tell your cooking friends and family about making a Hungarian cabbage soup recipe challenge! Have fun!

Hungarian Cabbage Soup: How To Quickly Make The Different Recipes?
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