A few years ago, I went backpacking across Europe with my dear friend Hayley. One of our stops was Prague, where ALL meals contained either cabbage, potato, or beef. And often, a combination of all three. For one of our meals, I had a delicious cabbage & beef soup, that was tangy and sweet all at the time. It was absolutely marvelous and I vowed to learn how to make it once I got home.
Well, that was two years ago. Better late then never? This cabbage soup recipe is very similar to the meal I had in Prague, and I'm sorry that I have forgotten about it until now. The best part? Its both simple and inexpensive to make, like many Eastern European foods are.
Although the cooking time is about 1-2 hours, don't be scared - it requires very little actual cooking work, just a lot of simmering. And besides - the wait is definitely worth it - this is one of the best soups I have had in a long time.