Monday, February 9, 2009

Simple Cabbage Tomato Soup

Cabbage Tomato Soup
Originally uploaded by Simply Frugal
A wonderful winter soup.

Cabbage and Tomato Soup
6 servings

Cabbage 2 C
Tomatoes, canned
28 oz
Bacon 3 slices
Onion 1 C
Oil 2 Tbsp
Bay leaves 2
Allspice 1 1/2 tsp
Paprika 2 Tbsp
Brown sugar 2 Tbsp
Garlic 1 Tbsp
Vinegar, cider 1/3 C
Chicken stock 3 C

Saute bacon, bay leaf, and oil over medium heat until bacon is translucent.
Stir in cabbage and onion and saute 5 minutes.
Add allspice, paprika, brown sugar, garlic, and salt and pepper to taste. Lower heat and let vegetables steam gently in their own juices. Do not brown.
Add vinegar, tomatoes, and chicken stock. Add sufficient water to cover the tops of the vegetables.

Simmer 30 minutes, until cabbage is soft. Puree 1 or 2 cups, and stir back into pan. Taste for balance, and serve hot.

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