Last weekend we had the pleasure of being invited up to the Amazing Fall Fun: Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch. Nestled in the country about 30 minutes north of us in Waterloo, Indiana, this autumn wonderland of fun is quickly becoming an annual tradition in our house.
Between finding our way through the corn made, to all of the fall inspired activities, it was an afternoon filled with fun!
Knowing we were going to be gone all afternoon, enjoying our time in the country on a beautiful autumn day, I wanted to make sure supper was waiting on us when we got home. Something to continue our theme of fall...so of course I immediately thought Soup. And more specifically, Crock Pot Soup.
It had to be hearty. It had to be filling. It had to be delicious. But it had to be all of those things, plus basically make itself since I wouldn't be home to supervise. Well, this one met all those criteria, plus one more important one. It was super easy!
If you're planning a day away, or simply a hard day at work, and you want a comforting bowl of awesome-ness when you get home, this is the meal for you. And if you are in my neck of the woods, the drive to Waterloo is definitely worth all the fun you and the little ones will have!
Slow Cooker Cabbage Roll Soup
1 large head of cabbage, chopped
1 lb. ground beef
1 medium white onion, chopped
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. paprika
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. ground thyme
1/4 tsp. dill weed
1 (14 oz.) can beef broth
1/2 c. water
2 (14 oz.) cans diced tomatoes, with juice
3 ( 8 oz.) cans tomato sauce
1 cup instant rice, cooked to package directions
Salt and Pepper to taste
In a large skillet brown beef and onion until cooked through. Drain if necessary. Add Worcestershire, paprika, garlic powder, thyme, dill weed, salt and pepper. Stir to combine. Add to slow cooker. Add tomatoes, tomato sauce, cabbage, water and broth. Stir well to combine. Cook on LOW for 8 hours. Right before serving, cook rice and add to slow cooker. Stir well. Cook for about 5 minutes just to warm through.