I've never had Big Boy's cabbage soup but I'm gonna try it now that you've asked about it.
I searched for it on the internet and found this recipe at:
Cabbage Soup like Big Boy’s
1 (12-ounce) can V-8 juice
4 ribs celery cut in 2-inch pieces
2 cans (14 ounces each) sliced stewed tomatoes
2 cans (14 ounces each) clear beef broth
1 broth can water
1 smoked pork hock (3/4 pound) or ham steak in bite-size pieces
1 onion, about the size of a lemon, diced
1/4 of a 2 1/2-pound head cabbage, diced and cored and outer leaves discarded
1 (14-ounce) can sliced carrots, undrained and finely diced
1 envelope onion soup mix
1 teaspoon dry minced parsley
Generous dash pepper
Salt to taste if desired
Put V-8 juice and celery into blender and blend on high speed, about half a minute or until minced. Pour into 6-quart kettle and add each remaining ingredient as listed.
Bring to boil.
Cover and reduce to gentle simmer — simmering two hours or until cabbage is tender.
Recipe may be cut in half. Freezes well. Thaw and reheat within six months.
does this sound like what you're looking for?
it sure sounds good to me.