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Crockpot Cabbage Soup with Beef

Crockpot cabbage soup with beef is one of those easy dinners that you can toss in the crockpot on a busy day! It’s so warm and comforting and the cabbage makes it very filling. 

crockpot full of cabbage, celery, carrots, beef, and onions

I’m curious how many of you use your slow cooker year round. I know it has a reputation for being a ‘winter’ appliance, but we use ours quite a bit in the summer too. It saves us from heating up the kitchen and it’s convenient no matter what the weather is like. 😉 

We love using our crockpot! 

This crockpot cabbage soup is packed with beef, cabbage, celery, onion, and I even threw in a carrot! Yes – a carrot, on a low carb diet. 

Don’t freak out about the single carrot in this giant pot of soup – it adds a little pop of color and flavor and I literally just used one carrot throughout the whole pot of soup.

You can definitely leave the carrot out, but it only adds less than 1g net carb per serving, so I think it’s super worth it for that vibrant color and little pop of sweetness. 🙂

How to make cabbage soup: 

Start by browning your beef in a skillet. Cook through and then drain the beef.

Add the beef to a crockpot.

I use and love this crockpot. I have a handful of crockpots (or, I guess, an armful? They’re pretty big, haha.) but this is my favorite (affiliate link) and it gets great reviews on Amazon too! 

carrots, celery, and onions in a crockpot

Add in some diced celery, onion, carrot, and garlic. Top that off with your seasoning and some beef broth.

Next comes the cabbage. 

I chop mine up into bite-sized chunks, toss it in a salad spinner (affiliate link) to wash it, and then throw it all in the crockpot. 

white bowl of beef and cabbage soup

Cover your slow cooker and cook on high for 4 hours. Easy peasy!

Serve with a sprinkling of shredded Parmesan cheese, if you like. 

This soup is hearty, filling, and takes just about 20 minutes of hands on time. I love an easy dinner like this!

round spoonful of cabbage soup

More low carb soup recipes to try: 

Cheeseburger Soup: My kids LOVE this one!

Crockpot Broccoli Cheese Soup: Another slow cooker favorite!

Taco Soup: You can make this one in your Instant Pot or slow cooker!

Roasted Cauliflower Soup: Roasting the cauliflower first adds loads of flavor!

Zuppa Toscana: Everyone’s favorite soup and they won’t even realize it’s low carb!

Ladle of beef and cabbage soup

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Crockpot Cabbage Soup with Beef

Cabbage soup made easy in the crockpot!

Yield 6 servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • ½ onion, chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 medium head cabbage, chopped
  • 5 cups beef broth
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  1. Brown the beef in a medium skillet over medium heat, breaking it up as it cooks, until mostly cooked through.
  2. Add the onion to the beef and continue cooking until meat is completely cooked through.
  3. Drain the grease and add the beef and onion to a 5 quart crockpot.
  4. Add the celery, carrot, garlic, cabbage, beef broth, Italian seasoning, and salt to the crockpot and cover.
  5. Cook on high for 4 hours.


Carrots are generally not found in low carb recipes, but 1 carrot divided among 6 servings adds less than 1 additional net carb per serving. You may omit as desired.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield: 6 bowls Serving Size: 1 bowl
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 205Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 67mgSodium: 1181mgCarbohydrates: 8gNet Carbohydrates: 5gFiber: 3gSugar: 2gProtein: 25g

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24 thoughts on “Crockpot Cabbage Soup with Beef”

  1. amy belknap

    im trying this for the very first time, i love seeing the comments about how good this soup is. i will let you know how everything turns out. thank you.

  2. I added a can of corn and used the Instant Pot for 12 minutes. I feel like flavor was missing, so will add something else next time. For now, salt and pepper work. I do like this dish!

  3. Made this for my wife and myself and we both thought it was surprisingly bland. I noted most of the comments that said it was great altered the recipe significantly. I think we might try it again with some of the comment suggestions.

  4. You are so funny re that carrot!! That was my first thought though , carrot oh no lol. Iโ€™m going to be daring and use that carrot.

  5. I’ve made soup like this for years. My recipe is a bit different though. Instead of Italian seasoning I use dried basil. I also add one can of diced tomatoes and about 10 minutes before it’s done I add 1/3 cup of quick barley. My favorite soup!

    1. I love beef barley soup but my diabetic doctor says it’s a grain and since I’m on a grain free diet I won’t be adding. If anyone knows a good non grain sub for barley though, I’m all ears… I’m avoiding wheat, barley, rye, rice, etc. Been subbing Almond flour, Coconut flour and ground Golden Flax fairly successfully.

      1. Karen West

        Quinoa is a great way to substitute for grain. Its actually a seed also high in protein. I am diabetic and I eat Quinoa all the time. Its also versatile check out all the recipes for it.

        1. Karly Campbell

          Just be sure to watch the carbs on quinoa. It has more carbs than brown rice, even if it is grain free. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. I made this last night and I was really impressed, for such a “humble” recipe it was delicious. I used my mandolin to shred the cabbage so it very much felt like I was eating noodle soup! This will go into the rotation for sure.

  7. Darlene Galik

    I’ve used this recipe before from an Eastern European cooking website, but it used Smoked Paprika as the seasoning. I would highly recommend it over the Italian seasoning.

  8. Latasha Terry

    I used coleslaw mixed, ground sausage, diced tomatoes, sauteed onions and canned mushrooms it came out great

  9. I made this tonight and my family, including teenagers, loved it. I was in hurry so I used my insta pot. I added some cut up bacon. I didn’t have beef broth so I used chicken broth. I didn’t brown or drain the meat or bacon. I just threw it all in the pot raw and set it to 15 min. It was yummy, not greasy maybe bc i used lean hamburger meat.

  10. I made this for lunch today and it was quite good. I browned the beef in my instant pot then added the rest of the ingredients and cooked for ten minutes. It came out great! Thanks for the recipe

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