Mexican Hamburger Cabbage Soup

Prep Time 10 mins Cook Time 20 mins Serves 6

Hearty cabbage soup with ground beef seasoned with Mexican spices. Top with avocado, crema and fresh cilantro.


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander 
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder (optional)
  • 12 ounce diced green chiles
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 6-8 cups chopped cabbage
  • 2 cups zucchini, chunks
  • 6 cups beef broth
  • 1 14 ounce can diced tomatoes
  • salt and pepper to taste


In a large stock pot (add avocado oil if using lean meat) cook ground beef breaking up meat as it's cooking with cumin, salt, coriander, garlic powder, and chili powder (optional).  Once cooked add green chiles. 

Only drain fat if you have more than 2 tablespoons.  Stir in onion, cabbage and zucchini.  Cook until vegetables begin to soften. 

Add beef broth and simmer for 15-20 minutes.  Serve with your favorite toppings. 


Recipe Notes

Additional ingredients to top on soup: crema or sour cream, avocado, cilantro, pico de gallo. 

Macros calculated as a courtesy using My Fitness Pal Nutrition Calculator.  

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