Instant Pot Unstuffed Cabbage Soup

Instant Pot Unstuffed Cabbage Soup. Ground beef and pork with cabbage, rice, and other vegetables in a delicious tomato broth . It’s a stuffed cabbage roll turned into a soup!

This Instant Pot Unstuffed Cabbage Soup is made with ground beef and pork, cabbage, rice, and other vegetables in a delicious tomato broth . It's a stuffed cabbage roll turned into a soup!

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Shortly after I started dating my husband, he made me homemade soup. I thought it was one of the most amazing soups I had ever eaten. I’m pretty sure I’ve asked him to make it about 80,000 times since then. His soup is filled with lots of vegetables, including cabbage. Before that soup, I was fine with cabbage, but after eating my husband’s soup, I fell in love with cabbage.

This Instant Pot Unstuffed Cabbage Soup is made with ground beef and pork, cabbage, rice, and other vegetables in a delicious tomato broth . It's a stuffed cabbage roll turned into a soup!

Instant Pot Unstuffed Cabbage Soup

About a year ago I had stuffed cabbage rolls for the first time. I thought they were fantastic! I decided that I wanted to turn them into a soup. It took a couple of tries to get it just right, but I finally developed this Instant Pot unstuffed cabbage soup. It’s filling, flavorful, and easy to make! An all around dinner soup win.

This Instant Pot Unstuffed Cabbage Soup is made with ground beef and pork, cabbage, rice, and other vegetables in a delicious tomato broth . It's a stuffed cabbage roll turned into a soup!

Here are a few tips and notes for making this Instant Pot Unstuffed Cabbage soup:

  • You can use green cabbage or Napa cabbage. I have used both with success. The Napa cabbage has a more subtle cabbage flavor than the green cabbage, but both work well.
  • I think 1/2 cup dried rice is the optimal amount for this soup to be filling but a good soup consistency. However, I have made it with 1 cup of rice, and that works too – it just makes for a thick and heartier soup.
  • Cabbage doesn’t smell good when it’s cooking. This soup is no exception. I wouldn’t recommend making it at a time you want your house to smell like spring flowers.
This Instant Pot Unstuffed Cabbage Soup is made with ground beef and pork, cabbage, rice, and other vegetables in a delicious tomato broth . It's a stuffed cabbage roll turned into a soup!
This Instant Pot Unstuffed Cabbage Soup is made with ground beef and pork, cabbage, rice, and other vegetables in a delicious tomato broth . It's a stuffed cabbage roll turned into a soup!

Instant Pot Unstuffed Cabbage Soup

Instant Pot Unstuffed Cabbage Soup. Ground beef and pork with cabbage, rice, and other vegetables in a delicious tomato broth . It’s a stuffed cabbage roll turned into a soup!
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Instant Pot Unstuffed Cabbage Soup
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 13 minutes
Pressure Build up and Release: 20 minutes
Total Time: 23 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 489kcal

Ingredients

  • 3/4 pound ground beef
  • 3/4 pound ground mild Italian pork sausage
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil divided
  • 1 medium sized sweet onion diced
  • 3/4 cup celery chopped (~3/4 cup)
  • 1/2 cup carrot chopped (~1 large carrot)
  • 3 cups cabbage leaves thick, white centers removed, coarsely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • splash cooking wine
  • 5 cups beef broth
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 28 ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon marjoram
  • 1/2 cup white rice uncooked

Instructions

  • Turn Instant Pot on saute mode. Heat 1 tbsp olive oil. Add beef and sausage with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Cook, stirring very frequently, until meats are cooked through. Remove from pot and set aside.
  • Add remaining tbsp of olive oil to pot. Then add onion, celery, and carrot. Saute until softened, about 3-4 minutes. Add cabbage and saute for another 2 minutes. Add garlic and saute for another minute.
  • Pour a splash of cooking wine into pot and cook until the smell of alcohol is gone, about 1 minute (this deglazes the pot to help prevent the burn mode on the pot).
  • Add cooked beef & pork, beef broth, bay leaves, tomatoes, kosher salt, pepper, paprika, marjoram and rice.
  • Cook on high pressure for 13 minutes. Let natural release for 10 minutes. Remove bay leaves before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 489kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 1919mg | Potassium: 940mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 2290IU | Vitamin C: 19.2mg | Calcium: 103mg | Iron: 4.1mg
This Instant Pot Unstuffed Cabbage Soup is made with ground beef and pork, cabbage, rice, and other vegetables in a delicious tomato broth . It's a stuffed cabbage roll turned into a soup!

If you enjoyed this Instant Pot Unstuffed Cabbage Soup, you might also enjoy these other SugarSpicesLife recipes:

Instant Pot Lemon Egg Chicken Soup
Lemongrass Curry Chicken
Instant Pot Butternut Squash Soup
Sausage and Beef Lasagna

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This is not my exact cutting board, but very similar.

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In step 1 of the directions you say to saute the meats until cooked through, & then remove it & set aside.
You don’t say when to add it back in…..do you add it back in before or after pressure cooking?


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