First, you must begin with a good stockpot or dutch oven...assemble a few ingredients to include tomato juice or V8 juice, salt, pepper, beef bullion or beef soup bones and frozed mixed vegetables.
Secondly, take one half head of fresh cabbage. Shred or cut cabbage into bite-sized pieces. Place shredded cabbage into your stockpot and cover with cold water just enough to cover the cabbage. Add salt, pepper and bullion. Simmer until cabbage is tender.
Next, add two small beef ribs or soup bones. If you prefer, you may add two beef bullion cubes, salt and pepper. Be certain to use course ground black pepper. Bring this mixture to a boil. Boil until the cabbage is tender.
You may then add you mixed vegetables...any kind you prefer. Boil about five minutes longer.
You are now ready to add your tomato juice.
Simmer until your vegetables are of desired consistency.
Serve in your favorite soup bowls with crisp saltines!
Comfort food at it's best!