French Country Soup

Recipe by Acerast
READY IN: 1hr 30mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Melt 3 Tablespoons butter in a soup kettle.
  • Add carrots, leeks, cabbage and celery.
  • Saute over low heat, stirring occasionally, about 20 minutes.
  • Add salt, sugar, water and beef broth; bring to a boil.
  • Add beans and potatoes.
  • Cover, reduce heat and simmer 45 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  • Strain vegetables, reserving the liquid.
  • With a food mill, blender or food processor, puree vegetables.
  • Return cooking liquid and puree to the soup kettle, stir to combine and reheat.
  • Season with salt and pepper if desired.
  • Meanwhile, melt 2 Tablespoons butter in a skillet.
  • Saute bread slices in butter, turning to saute both sides, until golden.
  • Place one slice of bread into each of 6 soup bowls; cover with soup.
  • Sprinkle with grated cheese.
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