TasteofHome.com's Cabbage and Beef Soup, EatingWell.com's Sweet and Sour Beef-Cabbage Soup and FoodNetwork.com's Corned Beef and Cabbage Soup are some recipes that are similar to Shoney's Cabbage Soup. The base ingredients in Shoney's Cabbage Soup are cabbage, ground beef, tomatoes and kidney beans.
To make Taste of Home's Cabbage and Beef Soup, start by browning 1 pound of lean ground beef in a Dutch oven. Season with 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt, 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Next, add 2 chopped celery ribs, 1 16-ounce can of kidney beans, 1/2 medium chopped cabbage, 1 28-ounce can diced tomatoes and 4 teaspoons beef bouillon powder. Add 3 1/2 cups water, bring to a boil, and simmer for 1 hour. Garnish with fresh minced parsley before serving.
Eating Well's Sweet and Sour Beef Cabbage Soup is a more complex version of a beef and cabbage soup. For this recipe, cook 1 pound lean ground beef with 1 tablespoon canola oil. Season the beef with 1 1/2 teaspoons caraway seeds and 1 teaspoon thyme. Cook until brown. Add 2 1/2 cups chopped bell peppers and onions and 1 diced apple. Cook completely, then stir in 6 cups beef broth, 1 can crushed tomatoes, 1 1/2 tablespoons honey and 1 tablespoon paprika. Boil gently for about 10 minutes, then add 3 cups coarsely chopped cabbage. Cook until just tender, and season with salt, pepper and vinegar.