Reunion Soup

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READY IN: 2hrs 10mins
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a large Dutch oven over medium heat, cook diced bacon until crisp.
  • Remove and drain bacon on a paper towel. Reserve 1Tablespoon of bacon grease in Dutch oven.
  • Add onion,and garlic and saute' for about 1 minute. Stirring constantly.
  • Add cabbage, celery, carrot, potato, zucchini and saute until tender, about 5 minutes. Add bacon back into pot.
  • Add remaining ingredients (tomatoes, salt, pepper, chervil, broth, rice, barley, beans) **** EXCEPT white sauce and vinegar, which will be added later.
  • Bring soup to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, covered, until vegetables are very tender, about 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally.
  • Meanwhile, about 20 minutes before serving, make the seasoned white sauce.
  • Seasoned White Sauce:
  • In a sauce pan over medium heat, melt butter. Add flour and stir until bubbly.
  • Whisk in remaining ingredients and stir until thickened, 1 - 2 minutes.
  • Sauce will become thick if it stands; DO NOT thin.
  • After soup has cooked for 1 1/2 hours, whisk in white sauce and 1 T cider vinegar. Cook for 10 more minutes until flavors are blended.
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