All-in-One Hearty Ribs and Cabbage


All-in-One Hearty Ribs and Cabbage

All-in-One Hearty Ribs and Cabbage
2 Hr 15 Min

Mmm...meaty short ribs simmered in a flavorful tomato and cabbage soup. What could be better than our recipe for All-in-One Hearty Ribs and Cabbage? Plus, it's made all in one pot!

What You'll Need

  • 4 pounds beef chuck short ribs
  • 1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 cubes beef bouillon
  • 6 cups water
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed light or dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 of a cabbage, chopped (5 cups)
  • 1 teaspoon salt

What to Do


  1. In a soup pot over medium-high heat, brown ribs, turning to brown all sides. Reduce heat to low and stir in remaining ingredients.
  2. Simmer  2 to 2-1/2 hours or until meat is tender, stirring frequently.


  • Try serving the short ribs with some prepared white horseradish on the side.
  • If you enjoyed this recipe, be sure to check out our collection of 17 Easy Cabbage Recipes.

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Can country style ribs be used in place of short ribs?

I would use the juice of a lemon and maybe 1/4 cup brown sugar 1 large can whole tomatoes with juice cut up not crushed tomatoes or tomato paste after simmering for an hour adjust seasonings if you want to add a bit more sugar sure do so .. But 1 and 1/2 cups sugar is just way too much this recipe sounds like it does have good bones though

Could this be made in a slow cooker?

Yes, these ribs can be cooked in slow cooker. We have not tested, but it should be about 7 to 8 hours on low heat.

Didnt really find out what i wanted to find out on howto cook cabage

I don't like sweet soups so this one, I'll surely pass. Might try it minus all the sugar.


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