red bell pepper
canned diced fire roasted tomatoes with green chilis
red pepper flakes
lean ground beef
(omit beef for a vegetarian and vegan version!)
This spicy cabbage soup is packed with vegetables, and can be made with ground beef, or as a hearty vegetarian soup!
Simmer it all day in the slow cooker, or make it a quick weeknight meal on the stovetop.
If you are sensitive to heat, leave out the red pepper flakes & use regular diced tomatoes (instead of the kind with green chilis).
For medium heat, skip the red pepper flakes (or reduce to ¼ teaspoon) and use tomatoes with green chilis.
For an even spicier option, you can always add more red pepper flakes or finish with some hot sauce!
We served this soup with cooked jasmine rice stirred in and with a generous dollop of sour cream on top.
But it would also be delicious with some cooked pasta in place of the rice.
Or warm crusty bread or cornbread muffins on the side for dipping.