Cabbage Roll Soup


2 teaspoons olive oilsalt and pepper to taste1 pound ground beef I use 90% lean1 onion finely diced2 teaspoons minced garlic4 cups coarsely chopped green cabbage2 carrots peeled, quartered and sliced4 cups beef broth3 8 ounce cans tomato sauce1/2 cup uncooked long grain rice1 bay leaf3 tablespoons brown sugar2 tablespoons parsley


Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium high heat. Add the ground beef and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Cook, breaking up the meat with a spatula, until beef is browned, approximately 4-5 minutes. Add the onion and garlic cook for 2-3 minutes.
Add the cabbage, carrots, beef broth, tomato sauce, rice, bay leaf and brown sugar to the pot. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Bring to a simmer and cook for 25 minutes or until rice is tender. Remove bay leaf and discard.
Sprinkle with parsley and serve.

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