They Got Us Through the Great Depression

They Got Us Through the Great Depression

Times were tough in the 1930s and people had to be creative with the few ingredients they could find and afford. These dishes show just how inventive our ancestors could be!

Grace Mannon

Cabbage Soup

Ingredients

  • 1 medium head cabbage, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 8 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon beef bouillon granules
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons pepper
  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef, browned and drained

    2 cans (15 ounces each) tomato sauce

  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup ketchup

Directions

  1. In a stockpot, cook the cabbage, celery and onion in water until tender. Add bouillon, salt, pepper, beef and tomato sauce. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes. Stir in brown sugar and ketchup; simmer another 10 minutes to allow flavors to blend.

Cabbage Soup

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