Sweet and Sour Beef Cabbae Soup

The perfect, quick weeknight dinner recipe, this delicious Sweet and Sour Beef Cabbage Soup is not only super easy to prepare in a pinch, you get a whole 2 cup serving for just 5 Points +! And it’s nice to enjoy such a satisfying dish without using up so many Weight Watchers Points, so that means there’s room for dessert :). Bulked up with veggies, trimmed down with extra lean beef, and drowning in a tangy, sweet & sour broth, this soup is oh so flavorful and very filling. With the winter weather really kicking in, this hot and hearty soup is a great low calorie meal idea!

Sweet and Sour Beef Cabbage Soup Recipe

Healthy, hearty, and incredibly flavorful, this tasty Sweet and Sour Beef Cabbage Soup Recipe gets a lot of bang for its buck. Each 2 cup serving has just 5 Points +, making it a very satisfying meal without using up too many Points.


  • 1 lb extra lean (94% or leaner) ground beef
  • 6 cups fat free beef broth
  • 1 15-ounce can crushed or diced tomatoes
  • 4 cups coarsely chopped Savoy, or green cabbage
  • 1 large yellow onion, diced
  • 4 stalks of celery, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp canola oil
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 ½ tsp caraway seeds
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp paprika, preferably Hungarian sweet
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper


  1. Set a Dutch oven over medium heat, and add in the oil.
  2. Add beef and caraway seeds and and cook, stirring and breaking up the beef with a spoon, until it is mostly browned, about 4 minutes.
  3. Stir in onion s and celery; cook, stirring, for 2 to 3 minutes more.
  4. Stir in broth, tomatoes, tomato paste, honey and paprika and adjust the heat so the mixture boils gently. Cook for 8 to 10 minutes to blend the flavors.
  5. Stir in cabbage, vinegar and salt & pepper and cook just until barely tender, 3 to 4 minutes more.

Preparation time: 10 minute(s)

Cooking time: 25 minute(s)

Diet tags: Low calorie, Reduced fat, Reduced carbohydrate, High protein

Number of servings (yield): 6

Culinary tradition: Russian

Entire recipe makes 6 servings
Serving size is 2 cups
Each serving = 5 Points +

PER SERVING: 198 calories; 3 g fat; 20 g carbohydrates; 22 g protein; 4 g fiber

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  1. I think I’d probably like some of your recipes — but I can’t read them. Has anyone else mentioned this? The striped background just doesn’t work for me. No offense, but thought you might want to know.

  2. The entire family loved this – I was definitely full after a bowl and this is still my first week of WW. I had points to spare so I topped with about 1/2 an oz of Parmesan cheese – was definitely delicious and will be added to our rotation.

  3. By the way, I did make this tonight and it was delicious! I added 2 tablespoons of chili powder and a teaspoon of onion powder towards the end to give it a little more flavor. Great recipe!

  4. If this is following the OLD WW points program, it would only be worth 3 points per serving. The formula is 50 calories = 1 point, add 1 point per 4 grams of fat, subtract another per 4 grams of fiber. So 4 points for the 198 calories, subtract a point for the fiber.

  5. Loved this soup! Used ground turkey and it’s still great. Next day is even better! Yum

  6. I just made this tonight for my family and YUM!  Thank you for the recipe!

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