Dad's Secret Ingredient Vegetable Soup

Recipe by 3KillerBs
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READY IN: 3hrs 15mins
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Using a very large pot that will hold at least 12qts, preferable more, brown the beef in the olive oil.
  • Peel and dice onions and carrots. Dice potatoes, peeling if you prefer.
  • Put everything except the barley and cabbage into the pot. Bring to a boil and simmer for 2-3 hours, stirring several times.
  • Use a knife to shred the cabbage finely in strips as if for sauerkraut.
  • Add cabbage and barley. Simmer for 1 hour, stirring several times.
  • Serve with hearty, crusty bread.
  • Note: If you have some odds and ends of cooked, unseasoned veggies hanging around in the fridge you can add them along with the cabbage and barley. Don't overdo broccoli or other cabbage-family veggies because some cabbage is necessary too much upsets the balance of flavors.
  • Note: You can readily substitute fresh vegetables for frozen. I just use frozen because I usually make it in the winter when fresh veggies are not cost-effective.
  • Note: Freezes well and is even better after sitting overnight.
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