Mother Wolff Soup

READY IN: 3hrs 10mins
Recipe by TXOLDHAM

This comes from Sundays at The Moosewood Restaurant. It sounds like the ultimate comfort food! Times are a guess as I have no made this yet. I am waiting for cold weather! My estimate does not include time to soak beans. This soup takes time to cook so wait till a day when you will be home for several hours.

Top Review by Siobhan H.

When I was in grad school and a single mom, I used to make this for my young daughter, and we both loved it. It's super nutritious and very good.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large pot, combine the first 8 ingredients and bring to a boil. Lower heat, cover and simmer for 1-1/2 hours, adding more water if needed as the barley, uncooked rice and beans absorb water.
  2. In a large skillet, saute the onions and celery in the oil for a few minutes. Add the paprika. Add the potatoes, sweet potatoes or carrots, salt and pepper. Cover and cook for a few minutes, stirring often. Add the green beans and continue to simmer, covered, until vegetables are just tender. Set them aside.
  3. Remove the bay leaf from the soup. Add the sauteed vegetables, the tomatoes, parsley (if using) and more salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Simmer covered, on very low heat for 1-1/2 to 2 hours, stirring occasionally.
  5. Ladle out generous servings and enjoy!

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