Passover Unstuffed Cabbage Soup


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 cups tomato sauce
  • 1 (16 ounce) package shredded white cabbage
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder


Heat oil in a pot over medium-high heat. Cook and stir ground beef and onion in hot oil until beef is browned and crumbly and onion is soft, 7 to 10 minutes.

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Stir water, tomato sauce, cabbage, brown sugar, lemon juice, vinegar, salt, white sugar, black pepper, and onion powder into ground beef mixture. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, cover the pot with a lid, and simmer until flavors combine and cabbage is tender, at least 2 hours.