Slovak Ham & Vegetable Soup

Recipe by littleturtle
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READY IN: 7hrs 45mins
SERVES: 10-12
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1
    (3 lb) smoked pork shoulder, washed (cottage ham)
  • 2
    onions, finely chopped (about 1 1/3 cups)
  • 1
    cup dried lima beans or (14 ounce) can lima beans
  • 34
    teaspoon pepper
  • 4 -5
    sprigs parsley
  • 14
    cup barley
  • 3
    (20 ounce) packages frozen mixed vegetables (if you prefer you can use bags of individual vegetables, corn, broccoli, cauliflower, celery, carrot)
  • 1
    small cabbage, coarsely chopped
  • 2
    (10 3/4 ounce) cans condensed tomato soup
  • Steranka
  • 1
  • 1
    cup flour
  • 4
    teaspoons water
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DIRECTIONS

  • Place ham in an 8 quart stock pot and add water to 1-inch below the top.
  • Add onions, beans (if using dry beans), pepper, and parsley.
  • Let simmer 5-6 hours.
  • To prepare steranka: mix together egg, flour, and water and knead until smooth (dough should be very stiff).
  • Pinch off bits of dough (about the size of a pea) onto a lightly floured board.
  • When all of the pieces have been pinched off, drop into boiling water slowly so that the water doesn't stop boiling.
  • Boil until all of the pieces come to the surface (3-5 minutes).
  • Rinse with cold water and drain.
  • Remove ham from the soup, and chip into bite sized pieces.
  • Discard fat and bones, and return meat to soup.
  • Add steranka and barley, and cook for 15 minutes.
  • Add all vegetables (if using canned beans add with the vegetables instead of with the onions and seasonings), and simmer for 45 minutes.
  • Add tomato soup, and simmer 15-20 minutes longer.
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