Cabbage and White Bean Soup - TSLCThis crock pot cabbage, pork and white bean soup is great for the fall of the year or anytime you want a hearty dish.  We love cabbage at my house and I love adding it to soup.  Serve it with cornbread or my cheddar scones shown in the photo for a meal.

1 pound pork stew meat

2 tablespoons olive oil or any cooking oil

1 medium onion, chopped (I used purple)

1 large pepper, chopped (can be red, green or orange)

2 (14.5 ounce) cans chicken broth

2 (14.5 ounce) cans diced tomatoes with basil, garlic, oregano, undrained

1 (15 ounce) can great northern beans, drained and rinsed (can use the dried cooked beans, about 2 cups)

1/2 head cabbage, chopped

1 cup water

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1 teaspoon salt

Dash hot sauce, Optional

Brown the stew meat in the oil in a skillet on the stove.  Add the rest of the ingredients to a 3 quart crock pot along with browned pork stew meat.  Cook on low for 7 to 8 hours or high for 4 to 5 hours. Makes a 3 quart crock pot full. Enjoy.


Note:  You could use chicken or beef in this soup, too, but we like the pork with the cabbage. You could add some carrots or a couple potatoes but we like it as shown above.

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You might like my recipe for Cornbread Muffins or Buttery Cheddar Scones to accompany this soup.

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  1. Jean E Eads says:

    What is pork stew meat?

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      It usually comes from the pork shoulder area of the pig and is used in stews, soups, etc because it will stand up to cooking for a long time.

  2. Bitty Bites Kitchen says:

    I can’t seem to print this recipe. I’m anxious to try it though.

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      I just tried with no problem. Click on the printer icon under the recipe. You can remove the photo and any text you don’t want.

  3. Barbara Carver says:

    You can always make cole slaw with the other 1/2 head of cabbage. Put in refrigerator until next day.

    1. That’s true… or just make a double batch of soup! My husband would love it – my crockpot is 5 or 6 quarts, so I think a double recipe would fit 🙂

  4. Linda Graves Huey says:

    My kind of soup; will be making plus a skillet of cornbread!

  5. This looks great! I think to make it even easier, I’ll just buy a bag of the chopped/shredded cabbage in the produce department. It might cost a little more, but then I won’t be “wasting” half a head of cabbage!

    1. Great idea about the head of cabbage. Another idea is to cut the cabbage in thick slices and put in oven about 400 deg. for 20 minutes. Put olive oil on both sides and sprinkle with garlic powder….yummy. Its a hungry girl recipe.