3 reviews, 5 star(s). 100% would make again

Ready in 2 hours 30 minutes

My parents got divorced when I was 5 years old, and years later my father still came to the house once in awhile to eat his favorite soup. Boy, that must have been great soup!!


1 28-oz can whole tomatoes
6 cups Water
beef Flanken (also called short ribs ); 3 lbs
2 soup bones preferably marrow bones; they are delicious . be sure and eat the marrow inside when soup
2 cups tomato paste or tomato sauce
2 lbs CABBAGE; (coarsely) shredded
coarse salt or any regular salt
0.75 cups sugar; to taste
1 lemon; juiced

Original recipe makes 8



Combine tomato and water in large stockpot and bring to boil. Remove all fat from beef except a little fat for taste. Cut meat into cubes chunks or etc.

Add beef, bones tomato paste or sauce cabbage salt sugar lemon juice to stock pot, stirring to blend.

Simmer with lid ajar, 2-2 1/2 hours or until meat is tender. Remove bones before serving (don't forget to eat the delicious marrow out of the bones) Makes 6-8 servings.

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This soup was fantastic. It was super easy to prepare and the final product was sooo yummy! Thanks for the great recipe!
shilohann 5y ago

Even my picky eaters couldn't get enough of this sweet stew!
2bsailingfree 6y ago

Note: potatoes, crusty bread or rolls etc, is great to eat with this soup. Also it is wonderful with my unstuffed cabbage recipe. [I posted this recipe.]
videomaker2000 6y ago

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