The main ingredients in Shoney's beef cabbage soup include ground beef, cabbage, kidney beans and tomatoes. Other ingredients include onion, celery and bell pepper. Cooking the recipe at home takes about one hour on the stove or four to eight hours in a slow cooker.
To make a recipe similar to Shoney's beef cabbage soup at home, begin by browning 1 pound of ground beef. Drain the fat if necessary. Add 1/2 head of shredded cabbage, 2 ribs of sliced celery, 1 chopped bell pepper, 1 diced onion and a 16-ounce can of kidney beans. Also add a 28-ounce can of diced tomatoes, 4 beef bouillon cubes, 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder, 1/4 teaspoon of garlic salt, and salt and pepper to taste. Fill the 28-ounce tomato can with water and add it to the soup.
Bring the soup to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer for about one hour or until the vegetables are tender. Alternatively, place the soup in a slow cooker and cook on high for four hours or low for six to eight hours.
Another copycat recipe for Shoney's beef cabbage soup uses 1 1/2 teaspoons of cumin in place of the garlic powder and garlic salt. This recipe also substitutes a 24-ounce can of tomato sauce for the 28-ounce can of diced tomatoes.