Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Caboosta (Cabbage Soup)

I am part Italian and part Lithuanian...this means I pretty much LIVE on bread, pasta, and potato. No Atkins diet in my future!
It's my mother's side that is Lithuanian, and we eat a LOT of really good Polish food.

This soup (forgive the not-so-specific) has been passed down from generation to generation. It's not fancy, it's not's just comforting and delicious!
It's so simple to make, even after years of making it, I still feel like I am forgetting something!

There are no extra spices, just salt and pepper to taste.

One head of cabbage
One large can of crushed tomato
6 cups of Water

1. Pour water into a soup pot
2. Shred cabbage, add to pot
3. Dice pork, add to pot
4. Add tomato
5. Add bayleaf
6. Cook until pork is cooked and cabbage is tender

You do want the liquid in the pot to reduce by a few will make for stronger flavors.

Not pictured: Salt and Pepper to taste


  1. This is certainly a simple soup, but I find cabbage adds amazing flavor to soup and can be very comforting on a cold day. Visiting from Modest Monday.

  2. This reminds me of my childhood! My father is Ukrainian, and we had so many meals like this! Thanks for sharing the recipe ;)

  3. Sounds amazing! PINNED! :)

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  4. I have a very similar recipe from Portugal - delicious! Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party!

  5. We will love your Cabbage Soup, it looks delicious. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

  6. My mother used to make something similar, though we're originally from the region of the former Yugoslavia. Cabbage is such a staple in our diet growing up. All that to say, I love your recipe and would definitely try making this at home! Thank you for sharing :)