Country Cabbage Soup

2 lbs  Ground Beef
2 Cans (28oz ea)  Diced Tomatoes
1 Med Head of Cabbage, shredded
1 Tbs Olive Oil
5 Cloves Garlic
2 Lrg Onions, chopped
6 Celery Ribs
16oz+ Chicken Stock
Salt and Pepper to taste

Prep/chop the celery, onion and garlic (I used a garlic press on the garlic).  In a dutch oven brown the ground beef adding salt and pepper.  In a stock pot add the: olive oil, celery, onion and garlic, sweat the veggies for approx 5 to 10 min.  Add the browned ground beef, tomatoes and cabbage to the stock pot w/ the celery, onions and garlic. Add chicken stock to get soup consistency, about 16oz.. or more if needed.  Let come to a boil; reduce heat.  Simmer for 25 min. or until cabbage it tender. 

Serve warm with bread.

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