Mexican-Style Beef with Cabbage Soup

14 Feb
Mexican-Style Beef and Cabbage Soup

Mexican-Style Beef and Cabbage Soup

I have this awesome foodie friend named Adam. Adam J. Holland is his name and he cooks some crazy good food and shares it with the world on his website The Unorthodox Epicure. Not only is he talented food-wise, he is also a talented and witty writer. Do pop over to his blog at some point and check him out.

Now, on to this fabulous soup that I “stole” from Adam. His version of this recipe is not a soup, but since I am a soup fanatic I just had to transform it into one. I added a few other tweaks, but the base recipe is fabulous on its own. My family LOVED this soup, and the hubs declared it a soup that I MUST make again! How’s that for a complement? He tends to be wary whenever I spring something “different” on him. I am very happy to have a new soup to add into the rotation! After I took my photos my husband decided to crush up some tortilla chips and add it to the soup. It was a GREAT idea! It complemented the soup very nicely.

OH! And to those of you who celebrate St. Valentine’s Day, I wish you a very Happy Valentine’s Day filled with Love and Food! ❤

Mexican-Style Beef with Cabbage Soup
Adapted from Mexican-Style Beef with Cabbage at The Unorthodox Epicure

2 teaspoons olive or vegetable oil
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 jalapeño, chopped (I used my dehydrated jalapeños)
1/2 cup tomato, chopped
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1 clove garlic, peeled and minced
1/2 pound lean ground beef
1 teaspoon chile powder (I used Ancho)
Lots of ground black pepper and a wee bit of salt, to taste
3 cups beef stock, preferably homemade
2 cups shredded cabbage or chopped (I used my Ninja processor)
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
2 teaspoons fresh-squeezed lime juice
Tortilla chips, for garnish (optional)

In a Dutch oven or soup pot, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until starting to soften, about 5 minutes.

Making the Soup Base

Making the Soup Base

Add the garlic, jalapeño, tomatoes, tomato paste, chile powder, and ground black pepper and salt. Stir and cook for about 7 more minutes.

Browning the Ground Beef

Browning the Ground Beef

Add the ground beef to the pot, breaking it up with your spatula. Cook until the beef is no longer pink.

Beef and Cabbage Soup Ready for Stirring and Simmering

Beef and Cabbage Soup Ready for Stirring and Simmering

Add the beef stock, cabbage, cilantro, and lime juice. Bring up to a simmer and cook for about 10 minutes more.  Serve in bowls and garnish with tortilla chips (optional).

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47 Responses to “Mexican-Style Beef with Cabbage Soup”

  1. lynne hoareau February 14, 2016 at 9:30 am #

    OMW !!! that sounds DIVINE 🙂

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  2. teagan geneviene February 14, 2016 at 9:39 am #

    What an exciting soup, Kathryn. You’re so creative. Wishing you and yours a very happy Valentine’s Day. Mega hugs!

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  3. Sean Munger February 14, 2016 at 9:40 am #

    This looks really tasty!

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  4. Stacy February 14, 2016 at 9:51 am #

    Oh, yeah! Adam’s beef and cabbage soupified! Brilliant, Kathryn!

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  5. all-TIM-ate February 14, 2016 at 10:09 am #

    Makes me wish I hadn’t given up beef 😦
    looks good and, I’m sure it tasted amazing too

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    • anotherfoodieblogger February 14, 2016 at 10:10 am #

      Did you give up all meat? You could substitute ground pork, chicken or turkey! And thank you TIM. 🙂


      • all-TIM-ate February 14, 2016 at 10:19 am #

        I’ve given up chicken and beef, slowly fading out pork too. I eat mostly fish now. It’s been a slow process but I plan to go vegetarian in the next few months.

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      • anotherfoodieblogger February 14, 2016 at 10:21 am #

        Well there is nothing wrong with that! I would say you could sneak in a little ground pork into this (maybe cut the amount in half?) before your deadline? 🙂 Best wishes for your new eating lifestyle! xo

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  6. Jodi February 14, 2016 at 10:11 am #


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  7. Adam J. Holland February 14, 2016 at 11:39 am #

    Forget my version! I want this instead! Seriously!

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    • anotherfoodieblogger February 14, 2016 at 12:09 pm #

      Aww that’s so sweet of you! Thank you so much for the inspiration, Adam!!! XOXO


  8. Lynz Real Cooking February 14, 2016 at 11:50 am #

    I will go visit this blogger- this sounds amazing and looks so tasty KR! yumm

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  9. chef mimi February 14, 2016 at 12:31 pm #

    Oh this looks so good!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Lana-Once Upon a Spice February 14, 2016 at 12:44 pm #

    Looks amazing!!

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Gerlinde February 14, 2016 at 2:14 pm #

    My kind of soup, yummy!

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Karina Pinella February 14, 2016 at 6:24 pm #

    Looks great. I love cabbage.

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Solange Belem February 15, 2016 at 3:51 am #

    Wow! Yummy…

    Liked by 1 person

  14. Sadie's Nest February 15, 2016 at 5:15 am #

    Sounds delicious KR!


  15. Teresa Blackburn February 15, 2016 at 9:58 am #

    Your soup looks divine and perfectly warm and toasty for a February day!

    Liked by 1 person

    • anotherfoodieblogger February 15, 2016 at 10:02 am #

      Thank you so much Teresa, it’s a perfect soup for February, that’s for sure! (However in my neck of the woods it will be an unseasonably mild 60 degrees today!)


  16. February 15, 2016 at 10:21 am #

    Yay! A new soup/stew to try before the winter is over. Thanks for sharing… 🙂

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  17. ChgoJohn February 15, 2016 at 1:36 pm #

    This really does sound good. We normally use a pork product in our cabbage soup, although corned beef makes an appearance around St. Patrick’s Day. Have cooked cabbage with ground beef but never together in a soup. Now, you’ve got me wanting to go out and buy a cabbage. 🙂

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    • anotherfoodieblogger February 15, 2016 at 1:59 pm #

      Well I certainly won’t stop you from doing that John! 😉 Mmmm, corned beef and cabbage sure sounds good right now.

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  18. apuginthekitchen February 15, 2016 at 4:56 pm #

    That really does sound like a wonderful soup Kathryn, filling and warming and very tasty. I think I am going to have to make it. I am a big cabbage fan, this soup really does sound delicious and must check out Adams blog.

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    • anotherfoodieblogger February 15, 2016 at 5:45 pm #

      Oh I hope you do both! Adam is just a wonderfully charming and witty dude, who is head over in heels in love with his wife and is currently camped out in an RV while they try to sell their house in Dallas. And he just cooks some damned good food, too. 😀

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  19. Freda @ Aromatic essence February 15, 2016 at 10:48 pm #

    That sounds very delicious!

    Liked by 1 person

  20. MealsWithMel February 25, 2016 at 2:05 pm #

    Oh Yum! This is the soup I need right now to fight away the winter allergies 🙂 My mouth is watering right now!!

    Liked by 1 person


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