Golumpki Soup


What is Golumpki Soup you ask? Golumpki Soup it is a cabbage roll soup that is so easy to prepare! You don’t have to make the actual cabbage rolls because everything from the cabbage rolls is in there. All that wonderful taste with very little effort!






In a large pan over medium heat,

cook the ground beef and onion until

the ground beef is no longer pink.

Add the cabbage and cook another

4 minutes stirring occasionally.



Add the rest of the ingredients, except

for the rice, and stir to combine.

Bring to a boil and then turn the heat

to a low boil. Cover and continue to low

boil for 15 minutes, stirring frequently.



Add the rice and stir.

Continue cooking, covered, another

30 minutes stirring frequently.



Place into a serving bowl and enjoy!


Golumpki Soup




  • 1# ground beef
  • 1 regular head of cabbage, chopped into small pieces
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 28 oz crushed tomatoes
  • 28 oz beef broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 Tbsp. light brown sugar (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 cup long grain rice


  1. In a large pan over medium heat, cook the ground beef and onion until the ground beef is cooked through and no longer pink. Add the cabbage and cook for 4 minutes stirring frequently.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients, except for the rice, stirring to combine.
  3. Bring to a boil stirring frequently.
  4. Reduce heat to a low boil, cover and cook for 15 minutes.
  5. Add the rice, stir and cook another 30 minutes on a low boil, stirring frequently.
  6. Ladle into a serving bowl and enjoy!




  1. Diane, when I saw this on your FB page first, I thought you attempted to make Gołąbki and they fell apart, so you made soup! I love stuffed cabbage, and Gołąbki (polish name) is one of my favorite dishes around holidays or during winter season.

    • My daughter in laws parents came over on the boat from Poland. My son gets so much Polish food from them all the time! The name Golumpki, Pigs in a Blanket and Halupki are all used in our area. The original name Golabki (and correct name) has been changed for who knows why…lol Either way you fix them, they are delicious!!! Thanks for a good laugh about them falling apart. I had to share that with my husband!

  2. What a great way to get a good cabbage fix. It’s so good for us, and since it became fashionable to only steam it lightly it’s gone into decline in traditional English style cooking. Such a shame….

  3. I make cabbage roll casserole, but have never tried soup. I think I will make this for our soup dinner during lent for the church. Sounds easy and yummy. How many a mall bowls would you say this makes Diane?

  4. Looks fabulous! We are fortunate to have a good source of organic tomatoes here, so they would probably replace the peeled ones, but this may well be my next crock pot project.

    • I just finished the last bowl for lunch! It tastes delicious but keep in mind I like brown sugar in mine. If you don’t like a sweet taste, just leave the sugar out. It will still taste great!

  5. What a hit! I made this for the soup dinner st my church last night and everyone loved it. It was all eaten and there were 10 soups in total.

  6. HI Diane, thank you so much for the follow on my blog. I am going to introduce yours to a fellow blogger – a single man with a strict budget and no freezer. He’s looking for cooking ideas!

  7. Hello Diane, I have just begun a blog on cooking for one. I am Old, single, on a pension and I have no freezer so I look for recipes that don’t require a lot of keeping. I don’t like to take other people’s hard work for granted so I would like to know if I can repost your cabbage soup recipe on https://cookingporridge.wordpress.com
    But is it too much of an impertinence to ask what country you are from? I can’t see any reference on your blog and I love to know who people are.

  8. Reblogged this on Cooking Porridge and commented:
    I love this because it fits my requisites. It is easy, nutritious and if I cut the quantities down it is good for a single old man to make and keep for a while without freezing.
    And it is on a blog that just might have to be visited again. Thank you Diane

    • You are so sweet! I ate this for 3 days and it was better each day. Definitely want to cut it in half for one though. I really enjoyed visiting your blog as well and plan to continue!

  9. This looks so yummy! I’ve made a ton of soups but never have I thought to make a cabbage roll soup! I will have to try it out!!

  10. I was thinking of making a tomato soup today as I have a few tomatoes that need using up. I also have 1/2 a cabbage in the fridge, and some good home made beef stock. This looks like the perfect way to put it all together. I don’t have any ground beef, but I’m sure a bit of chopped bacon will suffice. Great idea adding the cabbage.

      • I made it for lunch yesterday. It was really yummie, that’s one that’s sure to be repeated Diane. I’m getting into making my own bone broth and am trying to consume a cup of it at least every day. Soups are a great way to make sure I do. Loved the cabbage in it.

      • I’m not freezing it at the moment Diane, as I’m getting through it pretty quickly. I make a batch every 3-4 days, alternating between beef and chicken. Eventually I’ll probably freeze some.

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