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Slow Cooker Spicy Cabbage Beef Soup

Slow Cooker Spicy Cabbage Beef Soup is full of browned ground beef, onion, cabbage and tomatoes. It’s a simple soup, but with so much flavor, plus it’s low carb.

Cabbage Beef Soup in a slow cooker.

There’s tons of meaty flavor in this crock pot soup. Hearty enough to eat as a one dish meal.

Two beef bouillon cubes and some herbs give this Cabbage Beef Soup most of its flavor.

How To Make Slow Cooker Spicy Cabbage Beef Soup

  1. Brown the ground beef.
  2. Place the ground beef and the other ingredients in a 6-quart or larger slow cooker.
  3. Cover and cook on LOW for 6 to 8 hours or on HIGH for 4 to 5 hours.
  4. Serve.

So easy!

Spoon full of Slow Cooker Spicy Cabbage Beef Soup.

Recipe Tips

If you don’t eat low carb, you can add a can of kidney beans and it tastes great with cornbread.

Ground turkey can be substituted for ground beef.

Leftovers will keep in the refrigerator for 4 to 5 days and can be frozen.

How Spicy Is This Soup?

If you use “Hot” Rotel tomatoes and 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper, it has a moderate amount of heat. For more heat, double the amount of cayenne pepper or add 1/4 teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes.

Bowl full of Slow Cooker Spicy Cabbage Beef Soup

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Cabbage Beef Soup in a slow cooker.

Slow Cooker Spicy Cabbage Beef Soup

Slow Cooker Spicy Cabbage Beef Soup is full of browned ground beef, onion, cabbage and tomatoes. It's a simple soup, but with so much flavor, plus it's low carb.
PREP: 15 minutes
COOK: 6 hours


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 6 cups chopped cabbage, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 medium onion,
  • 1 (15-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 (10-ounce) can Rotel tomatoes and green chiles
  • 1 1/3 cups water
  • 2 beef bouillon cubes, crumbled
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper


  • Brown ground beef in a large nonstick skillet, breaking it apart with a wooden spoon.
  • Place cabbage and onion in a 6-quart slow cooker. Add the cooked ground beef.
  • Add remaining ingredients.
  • Cover and cook on LOW for 6 to 8 hours or on HIGH for 4 to 5 hours.


Calories: 251kcal
Course: Dinner, Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cabbage, ground beef

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44 thoughts on “Slow Cooker Spicy Cabbage Beef Soup”

  1. My Husband loved this and has requested I make it again several times since. And he Hates Cabbage!

  2. I just made this and it is awesome! I didn’t have any canned tomatoes on hand so I used a jar of tomato basil pasta sauce. I also threw in some potatoes incase that made it too salty and added a can of kidney beans just because. We loved it! Thanks for the recipe!!

  3. Superb; I, too, used low salt beef broth in favor of 2 bullion cubes and water; otherwise exact following of recipe. Very nice and thick. Delicious

  4. Paul Dearey

    I just finished this recipe and it is DELICIOUS !! The only addition I made was I added 10 garlic cloves plus one container of beef broth (32 oz)

  5. I was really impressed with this recipe, both its flavor and how easy it was to prepare. Perfect heat for those with low tolerance for spicy food.

  6. Made with plant based meat in a large pot on the stove. Per others’ suggestions added red beans and tomato sauce. No need for extra salt with the canned tomatoes. Very yummy with just the right amount of spice.


    can you add beans to this and if so how much and what kind. My husband likes the soup at Shoney’s that is similar to this but has beans. thanks.

  8. I will be trying this delicious soup this weekend I know I going to love it is simple to cook Thank you

  9. So tasty. I added a can of tomatoe sauce and big squirt of worschestire sauce as well as the cayenne with a pinch of red pepper flakes. So much tastier than my usual go to cabbage roll soup!

  10. One person said there was not enough liquid. When I make this I’m going to use beef broth instead of water and bouillon cubes….I’ll just eye ball it to personal taste.

    1. Christin
      Christin Mahrlig

      If there is not enough liquid for your tastes, you can add beef broth or tomato juice.

        1. Just add an equivalent amount of broth to how much water is called for. (You can also substitute a couple of teaspoons of Better Than Boullion Base for the bouillon or broth.)

  11. I added some Hienz ketchup for a little extra flavor and it taste Great. I added the ketchup per taste

  12. Randy Parker

    We made this and it was dry, had to add tomato juice, was this possibly left out of the recipe by accident? The photo has MUCH more ‘liquid content’ than ours did. We didn’t drain off any of the juice from the canned vegetables either. Just curious what we did wrong.

    1. I add 2 cans crushed tomatoes and 1 regular size can tomatoe sauce…also add a couple potatoes

  13. Anthony W Jones

    Where’s the rest of the nutrition facts. I’m diabetic and count carbs regularly. When you give the nutrition facts you should do just that. Disappointed in not knowing the rest of the facts on nutrition. I would try this recipe though. It looks and sounds so delicious. How about some more facts other than just the kcals


      from myfitnesspal.com where you can copy a recipe in and it gives you the nutrition facts. hope this helps.

      12 Ingredients
      1.00 pound, Ground Beef
      6 cup chopped (89 g.), White Cabbage, Chopped
      1 med onion 148g, 1 Medium Onion
      1 cup, Crushed Tomatoes 28 oz Can
      0.50 cup, Diced Tomatoes & Green Chiles
      0.50 Teaspoon, Teaspoon Sea Salt
      0.50 tsp, leaves, Spices, oregano, dried
      0.25 lb(s), Cayenne Pepper (Ground)
      1.33 cups, of Water
      2 cube, Bouillon Cubes
      0.50 tsp, ground, Black pepper
      0.50 tsp, Garlic powder
      Nutrition Facts
      Servings 6.0
      Amount Per Serving
      calories 211
      % Daily Value *
      Total Fat 12 g 18 %
      Saturated Fat 4 g 19 %
      Monounsaturated Fat 0 g
      Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g
      Trans Fat 0 g
      Cholesterol 47 mg 16 %
      Sodium 763 mg 32 %
      Potassium 558 mg 16 %
      Total Carbohydrate 24 g 8 %
      Dietary Fiber 9 g 37 %
      Sugars 9 g
      Protein 20 g 41 %
      Vitamin A 163 %
      Vitamin C 84 %
      Calcium 6 %
      Iron 22 %
      * The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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