How to Can Cabbage Beef Soup

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How many cabbage beef soup recipes are out there?  100’s or even 1,000?  I know lots of them!   I love cabbage beef soup and decided this year I was going to can some for winter.  Learn how to can cabbage beef soup is frowned upon, but it can be done safely.  Learn how…

How to Can Cabbage Beef Soup

Cabbage is one of those vegetables you either love it or hate it.  Me – love it!  Raw, cooked or however you want to fix it.  Cole Slaw, Kraut, Chow-Chow and boiled, baked, stuffed and of course Cabbage Beef Soup – yum! This was actually my first year growing cabbage and I wasn’t sure how it would go, but I have had a great crop.

can cabbage beef soup

Let me say before we get started though – The USDA nor the National Center for Home Food Preservation, at this time, have a recipe or recommendation for canning cabbage.  I did however, find a helpful and well written post over at Healthy Canning that goes into great detail about various ways of canning cabbage.

So with that said, I do can this recipe for my family.  It’s so awesome to come in on a cold winter evening and be able to open a home canned  jar of Cabbage Beef Soup, heat and serve.  So, please use your own personal judgement when canning this recipe.  

To learn about the utensils you will need, take a look at this Simple Canning Guide for Beginners.  This recipe does need to be pressure canned which reaches temperatures high enough to kill bacteria and spores.  Water boiling canning will not be hot enough.

Cabbage Beef Soup Recipe

Yield:  10 pints

Ingredients:

2 lbs ground beef

1 large onion, diced

2 Garlic cloves, minced

6 cups cabbage, shredded   can cabbage beef soup in a jar

1 cup celery, chopped

1 cup green bell pepper, chopped

2 (16-oz) light kidney beans

8 cups canned tomatoes with juice (2 quarts if you can your own like me)

10 Beef Bouillon cubes

8 cups Water

2 Tbsp.  Garlic Powder

20 “turns” of fresh Pepper Corns (I use this)

2 tsp. Sea Salt

1 Tbsp. Dried Parsley

2 Tbsp. Dried Basil 

1 Tbsp. Oregano

1 tsp Dry Celery

Preparation:

Prepare pint jars, lids and rings by sterilizing.  Chop and dice all vegetable and set aside. Gather all dry ingredients and set aside.

Cooking:

Brown ground beef in a pan until no longer pink.  If you wish, drain and wash beef to remove excess grease, in a colander.  I use this colander Pampered Chef.  Set aside.

Making Beef Broth:

I use 2 quart jars, and fill with 4 cups water in each and then place in each jar – 5 Beef Bouillon cubes.  Microwave for 5 minutes to dissolve cubes.  Remove carefully, will be very hot, stir well to make sure cubes are well dissolved.

Sauteing Onions & Garlic

In a large stock pot, toss in diced onions and saute’ until tender.  Add in minced garlic saute’ with onions.

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Some of the Cabbage Beef Soup Ingredients

Mix In Other Ingredients

Add in cooked ground beef, cabbage, celery, green pepper, kidney beans, tomatoes with juice, beef broth – mix well. Stir in all dry ingredients: garlic powder, pepper corns, sea salt, parsley, basil, oregano, and celery.

Bring to a boil, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.

Actually at this point, your soup is ready to eat if you would like.

Filling Jars:

Since you will be filling hot jars, you will need to place a towel or cloth of some sort on the counter to sit your jar on.  Using a spoon strainer, fill jars about half-full of solid ingredients and then using a soup ladle fill remainder of jar with juice to a 1 inch head-space.

I fill jars with the strainer first to make sure the soup has enough juice in it for eating.

can cabbage beef soup. Soup in a pint jar
Meal in a Jar – Cabbage Beef Soup

Using a clean damp cloth wipe any particles or juice from the rim of the mason jar, place lid and ring on and tighten to finger tight.

As you fill each jar, place it into your pressure canner.  Make sure to have the rack in the bottom of your canner.

Processing:

Place lid on canner and lock.  Adjust heat to medium-high.  Vent steam for approximately 10 minutes and place gauge on canner.  Process pint jars at 10 pounds for 75 minutes.  Quart jars will need to be processed for 90 minutes.

Turn off heat;  allow canner to cool to zero pressure.  Remove jars from canner and place on a towel or cloth and allow to sit undisturbed for 12 hours.  Resist the temptation to tighten bands.

Check seals, label and store.

So, does your family love hot soup?  Mine does.  Do you have any kind of soup that you like to can.  Please free to share with us.  

 

Cabbage Beef Soup Recipe

Cabbage Beef Soup makes a great weeknight dinner meal.  Learn how to can cabbage beef soup to have ready in a jar and all you need to do is heat and eat.  Perfect for those busy winter week nights!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword can cabbage beef soup
Servings 10 pints
Author Hidden Springs Homestead

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 6 cups cabbage, shredded
  • 1 cup celery, chopped
  • 1 cup green bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 cans (16-oz) light kidney beans
  • 8 cups canned tomatoes with juice (2 quarts if you can your own like me)
  • 10 Beef Bouillon cubes
  • 8 cups Water
  • 2 Tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 20 turns fresh Pepper Corns (I use this)
  • 2 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1 Tbsp Dried Parsley
  • 2 Tbsp Dried Basil
  • 1 Tbsp Oregano
  • 1 tsp Dry Celery

Instructions

  1. Prepare pint jars, lids and rings by sterilizing. Chop and dice all vegetable and set aside. Gather all dry ingredients and set aside

Cooking:

  1. Ground Beef:  Brown ground beef in a pan until no longer pink.

    If you wish, drain and wash beef to remove excess grease

  2. Making Beef Broth:  I use 2 quart jars, fill with 4 cups water in each, then place in each jar - 5 Beef Bouillon cubes.  

    Microwave for 5 minutes to dissolve cubes. Remove carefully, will be very hot, stir well to make sure cubes are dissolved.

  3. Sautéing Onions & Garlic:  In large stock pot, toss in diced onions and sauté' until tender. Add in minced garlic sauté' with onions.

  4. Mix In Other Ingredients:  Add in cooked ground beef, cabbage, celery, green peppers, kidney beans, tomatoes with juice, & beef broth - mix well. 

    Stir in all dry ingredients: garlic powder, pepper corns, sea salt, parsley, basil, oregano, and celery.

  5. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.

    Actually at this point, your soup is ready to eat if you would like.

Filling Jars:

  1. Note:  Since you will be filling hot jars, you will need to place a towel or cloth of some sort on the counter to set your jar on.

  2. Using a spoon strainer, fill jars about half-full with solid ingredients and then using a soup ladle fill remainder of jar with juice to a 1 inch head-space.

  3. Using a clean damp cloth wipe any particles or juice from the rim of the Mason jar, place lid and ring on and tighten to finger tight.

  4. As you fill each jar, place it into your pressure canner. Make sure to have the rack in the bottom of your canner.

Processing:

  1. Place lid on canner and lock. Adjust heat to medium-high. 

    Vent steam for approximately 10 minutes and place gauge on canner. 

  2. Process pint jars at 10 pounds for 75 minutes. 

    Quart jars will need to be processed for 90 minutes.

  3. Turn off heat; allow canner to cool to zero pressure

  4. Remove jars from canner, place on a towel or cloth and allow to sit undisturbed for 12 hours.

    Resist the temptation to tighten bands.

  5. After minimum 12 hours, check seals, label and store.

 

 

2 thoughts on “How to Can Cabbage Beef Soup

  • October 20, 2018 at 5:17 pm
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    I just made a big pot and it has the house smelling delicious! Not a canner….just good soup for the weekend. Thanks for sharing!

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    • October 21, 2018 at 6:32 am
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      I’m excited you made a pot! Hot soup this time of year is wonderful. Makes the heart warm. Enjoy!

      Reply

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