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    2 hrs 50 mins

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    2 hrs 30 mins

    BecR's Note:

    Nothing can beat a bowl of steaming hot soup to warm the soul! This hearty chicken (or beef) vegetable soup is especially welcome and satisfying on a cold winter's day, or if you're feeling a bit under the weather. Serve with a crusty French bread or rolls and fresh butter; would also be great topped with matzo/matzoh balls. From my mother, who has been making this soup since time immemorial. Enjoy!

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    1. 1
      To an 8 quart stock pot, add beef bone or chicken, water, bay leaf, onion chunks, and sprigs of parsley. Bring to a boil; cover, then simmer about 1 to 1 1/2 hours until beef or chicken is almost done.
    2. 2
      Remove meat bone or chicken to a plate and let cool enough to handle. Strip meat from the bones into chunks (discard bones), and set aside.
    3. 3
      Meanwhile add sliced carrots, leek, chopped celery with leaves, chicken bouillon cubes and pepper (do not add salt). Bring to a boil; cover and simmer 5 to 10 minutes.
    4. 4
      Add the potatoes and the chunks of meat from the cooled soupbone or the chicken; cover and simmer about 35 minutes longer.
    5. 5
      Add cauliflower rosettes, cover, and simmer for 10 minutes. Add chopped fresh parsley and remove from heat.
    6. 6
      Serve steaming hot with a crusty French bread or rolls and butter.
    7. 7
      Makes good leftovers (soup is great on day 1, but tastes even better on days 2-3), and freezes/reheats well.
    8. 8
      VARIATIONS: May add about 6 oz. frozen peas at same time as cauliflower (increase cooking time by about 5 minutes to compensate for the cold peas). I also sometimes add a cup or two of fresh sliced zucchini and/or green beans a few minutes after adding the cauliflower. Also good with sliced hot dogs or kielbasa sausage added during the last 5 minutes or so of cooking time (enough time to heat through).

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on November 19, 2011


      Delicious and very versatile. I had a lot more meat in mine as DH thought he had taken hamburger out of the freezer but had tales a package of stew beef and I used that to make this lovely soup. I added broccoli along with the cauliflower just because I love it. I didn't have any parsley so it went without. Of course I changed the chicken bouillon to beef in my case. We had a grand lunch with it yesterday and as I made to full amount and have some in the fridge and some in the freezer we have great soup to look forward to. :D

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    Nutritional Facts for Mom's Vegetable Soup With Chicken or Beef(German Gemuse Suppe)

    Serving Size: 1 (460 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 109.1
    Calories from Fat 4
    Total Fat 0.5 g
    Saturated Fat 0.1 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 187.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 24.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 4.8 g
    Sugars 4.7 g
    Protein 3.9 g

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    beef bones

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