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Diabetic Recipe: Cabbage Roll Soup

Makes 8 servings 


  • 1 pound of extra-lean ground beef
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 3 minced garlic cloves
  • 6 cups of roughly-chopped cabbage
  • 2 (14½ oz) cans no-salt-added diced tomatoes
  • 1 (15 oz) can no-salt-added tomato sauce
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 teaspoons of lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons of light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of dried oregano
  • ¾ teaspoon of dried basil
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • ½ teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1 cup of cooked rice 


1. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, saute beef, onion, and garlic for 6-8 minutes, or until browned.

2. In a 5-quart or larger slow cooker, place remaining ingredients, except rice.  Add the meat mixture and stir until thoroughly combined.

3. Cover and cook on low heat for 7-8 hours. During the last 15 minutes, stir in rice.

Nutrition Facts per Serving

Calories: 179
Protein: 16 g
Total Fat: 3.3 g
Saturated Fat: 1.4 g 
Carbohydrate: 23 g
Dietary Fiber: 5 g
Sugars 11 g

It's important to pay attention to serving size. Everyone's dietary needs and restrictions are unique. Check with your diabetes care team about specific questions or concerns.

Adapted from Everyday Diabetic Recipes