Hearty Cabbage Soup

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When I was a child we had some friends in our neighborhood from Portugal.  We loved going to their house for Cabbage soup and linguica (a Portuguese sausage).  I have not found sausage quite like the ones she made, but I did learn to make the soup!  I like to serve mine with cheese biscuits.

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Cabbage Soup

  • ½ pound of bacon, cut into pieces
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • 10 cups of raw cabbage, chopped into bite sized pieces
  • 5 cups of water
  • 2 Tablespoons sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 15-oz can of diced, fire roasted tomatoes

Cut the cabbage into bite sized pieces.

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In a large kettle, cook bacon on low until the fat is rendered and the meat is just beginning to crisp.

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Add the onion and sauté for a couple of minutes.  Add the cabbage and cook, stirring, until it begins to wilt and reduce in size.

Add the water, salt, garlic powder and pepper.  Bring to a boil, then cover and simmer for 30 minutes.

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Pour the tomatoes and their liquid into the pot.  Simmer, uncovered for 45 minutes to an hour.  Taste to see if it needs more salt.

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Serve hot.  Makes about 6 servings.

 

Serve with these great cheese biscuits!

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5 Responses to Hearty Cabbage Soup

  1. Claire says:

    This looks healthy and tasty 🙂 need to try this one ..

    Thanks for sharing at the weekend blog hop

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  3. Audrey says:

    I always pick up some Linguica when I see it in the store. Chorizo can be used in some recipes and Kielbasa in others, but Portuguese beans or cabbage soup need the Linguica’s spices.

    Thanks for sharing on #FridayFrivolity

    • HelenFern says:

      When I was a kid our neighbors were from Portugal. They shared some linguica like I’ve never had since. It was chunks of meat and fat and had the riches, spicy flavor. I have yet to find some like it – longaniza chorizo is close, but just not the same.

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