Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Fat Burning Soup

Remember those crazy cabbage soup diets from the 70's?  All I remember is the soup was fantastic, loaded with veggies, filled an industrial sized stock pot, and no one stuck with the accompanying rigid diet plan. Google the plan and you'll see why.  Some chums on  an internet bulletin board are making and eating various soups this week to jump start their diets.  The classic Fat Burning Soup ended up on one of the recipe lists.  I have modified it to be 100% vegetarian and to fit perfectly in a 6 quart crock.  There were promises of featured lighter fare at Vegetarian Slow Cooker as the holidays approach and this couldn't be lighter.  This  hearty, flavorful and nutritious soup is also a 0 point Weight Watchers item, vegan, and gluten free. Why not treat you and yours to a bowl? Try it even if you aren't on a crazy diet. Delicious.

Winner, Loser or Meh

This is wonderful!  I thought I would have to spice it to death when it was finished.  It didn't need it.  I put a little salt and pepper into the first bowl.  Perfect.

I halved the original recipe, substituting vegetable stock for beef stock; tomato sauce and more vegetable stock for vegetable juice (because that was what was here); more onion and Vegetable Better Than Bullion for the Lipton Onion Soup mix; and a full can of green beans instead of half.


I used a 6 quart crock for this.  It was full.

  • 2 medium carrots, ends removed, chopped
  • 2 onions, peeled, chopped
  • 1/2 a 16 oz can whole peeled tomatoes, with 1/2 the liquid
  • 1/2 large head cabbage, chopped
  • 1 Tbls vegetable base Better Than Boullion
  • 1 15 ounce can cut green beans, drained
  • 24 oz tomato sauce (or 1 quart V8 or Tomato Juice, then reduce stock by 1 cup)
  • 1 green bell peppers, cored, seeded, diced
  • 5 stalks celery, chopped
  • 3 cups vegetable stock
  • 2 cloves garlic minced (I used Christopher's jarred minced garlic)
Put it all in the crock pot.  Stir.  Cover.  Cook high for 5 hours or low for 8.


  1. This sounds delicious like kim chi soup! I have a five quart crock pot and I'm not good with measurements so how do i make this recipe fit in a five quart crock pot please. Thank you!

  2. making this tomorrow...thanks...I like your version best...and if I want...I can kick it up a notch or two!