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This is an old soup recipe that Hizzoner's served from the time it opened in 1980.   It was always a crowdCabbage Patch Soup favorite because it is so hearty, tasty and comforting.

The difference in this and other cabbage soup recipes is the addition of the little bit of chili powder.   It gives the soup a wonderful mouth filling flavor.

You can use hamburger in this soup as it is written,    or  if you have leftover pot roast, cut it up and add it when the recipe says to add the hamburger.    You could also use a good smoked sausage or even diced up ham.      It's all good.

Recipe By     : Sitara
Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :2:00
Categories    : Soups

  Amount    Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
--------          ------------       --------------------------------
   1              cup                 small red beans -- soaked overnight (or use kidney beans if you prefer)
   1/2          large               head of cabbage -- chopped
   1             medium         green pepper -- diced
   1             medium         onion -- chopped
   4             cups                tomato juice
   1            28oz can         diced tomato -- in juice
   1 1/2     quarts              beef stock
   1            tablespoon    chili powder -- more to taste
   1            tablespoon    garlic, chopped fine
   1/2         teaspoon       black pepper
   1/4         cup                 parsley flakes
   1/2        pound             hamburger -- cooked, crumbled  and  well drained

1.  Soak beans overnight in your big soup pot.

2   Add rest of ingredients to the beans.     Add water as necessary to cover cabbage as it cooks down. 
     Cook till beans are just tender and not mushy and cabbage is tender. 

3.  Add hamburger about 30 minutes before soup is done.

This is really good with a big piece of cornbread.