Czech Pork Soup

Recipe by twissis
READY IN: 1hr 5mins


  • 12
    ounces pork shoulder or 12 ounces pork tenderloin, lean & cut into 1/2-in cubes
  • 1
    large onion (finely sliced)
  • 23
    cup carrot (finely diced)
  • 3
    garlic cloves (crushed)
  • 6 14
    cups water or 6 1/4 cups de-fatted pork stock
  • 2
    teaspoons fresh marjoram (chopped)
  • 6
    tablespoons long-grain rice (cooked, See note below) or 6 tablespoons pearl barley (cooked, See note below)
  • salt & freshly ground black pepper
  • sour cream, a dollop to garnish (optional)


  • Put the pork cubes, onion, carrot & garlic in a lrg pan. Add water (or stock if using).
  • Simmer for 1 to 1 1/2 hrs till meat is tender.
  • Skim (if necessary) b4 adding marjoram. Season w/salt & pepper to taste pref & simmer for a further 5-10 minutes.
  • TO SERVE: Place rice (or barley if using) in serving bowls & ladle the soup over it. In true Czech tradition, garnish w/a dollop of sour cream as desired. Just too easy, isn't it?.
  • NOTE: This *Cooks Tip* was noted: "For a more substantial soup, dbl the amt of rice (or barley).".