Here’s a simple recipe for Cabbage Roll Soup:

### Ingredients

– 1 pound ground beef (or turkey)
– 1 tablespoon olive oil
– 1 onion, chopped
– 2 cloves garlic, minced
– 4 cups chopped cabbage
– 2 carrots, sliced
– 2 stalks celery, sliced
– 1 bell pepper, chopped
– 1 can (15 oz) diced tomatoes
– 1 can (15 oz) tomato sauce
– 6 cups beef broth
– 1 teaspoon paprika
– 1 teaspoon dried thyme
– 1 teaspoon dried oregano
– Salt and pepper to taste
– 1 cup uncooked rice (optional)
– Fresh parsley for garnish

### Instructions

1. **Cook the Meat**:
– In a large pot, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add the ground beef and cook until browned. Drain excess fat.

2. **Sauté Vegetables**:
– Add onion and garlic to the pot. Cook until the onion is translucent.
– Stir in the cabbage, carrots, celery, and bell pepper. Cook for about 5 minutes until slightly softened.

3. **Add Liquids and Seasonings**:
– Stir in the diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, and beef broth.
– Add paprika, thyme, oregano, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil.

4. **Simmer**:
– Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 20-30 minutes until the vegetables are tender.

5. **Cook Rice (Optional)**:
– If using rice, add it to the soup and simmer for an additional 15-20 minutes until the rice is cooked.

6. **Serve**:
– Taste and adjust seasonings if necessary. Serve hot, garnished with fresh parsley.

Enjoy your hearty Cabbage Roll Soup!

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