Thursday, August 4, 2016

Beef and Cabbage Soup

I am having fun experimenting with new recipes that will fit into this eating plan in which I am partaking.  Many of the recipes come from the author, Haylie Pomroy, herself.

Coming up with Phase 2 recipes is challenging.  I mean, I can always throw meat on the grill and serve it up with a pile of veggies.  That is a no brainer and exactly what is called for during Phase 2. But when I do that it does not fulfill the creativity of creating a meal that I crave so I find it more challenging, then, when I have to put on my thinking cap and cook up a good meal within the guidelines. 

Haylie Pomroy comes to the rescue with many ideas but even she is scant on Phase 2 recipes. However, I did find this soup that appealed to me and we had it for dinner last night.  I adapted the recipe slightly, halving it from the original and using Gourmet Garden pastes instead of fresh and/or dried ingredients. Making only half the recipe provided me and my husband with a great dinner and lunch the next day.

Haylie Pomroy had named this Southwestern Beef Soup.  I'm not quite sure why but I'm guessing because of the chiles and the cilantro.  I am naming my version Beef and Cabbage Soup.  Next time I will omit both those ingredients and add 1 T. of Italian Herb Paste, a bay leaf and an extra clove of garlic to suit my family's taste.  I may make this during phase 3 and add a can of tomatoes to it as well. 

Beef and Cabbage Soup
slightly adapted from The Fast Metabolism Diet

1 lb. stewing beef
1/2 red onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 (4 oz) can chopped green chiles
1 t. cilantro paste
1/4 t. chile pepper paste
1 head cabbage, roughly chopped
1 (32 oz) box organic beef stock
salt and pepper to taste

Place all ingredients into a slow cooker and cook on low heat for 6-8 hrs.  Stir, taste and season as necessary before serving.  Print Recipe


  1. Yumm! Looks like a great base to work with. Anything with simmered cabbage makes me happy.

    1. Yes, Rebekah, very flavorful and we enjoyed it but will doctor it up more next time to make it more mine.

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    1. It was Paula and an easy recipe to tweak to your preferences.


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