Sausage And Cabbage Soup
This is really good!!
12 oz. turkey sausage (or kielbasa)
2 tsp. oil
1 onion, finely chopped
1 leek halved lengthways and thinly sliced
2 carrots halved and thinly sliced
14 oz. can chopped tomatoes
12 oz. young green cabbage, cored and coarsely shredded
1-2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
pinch of dried thyme
6 1/4 cups fresh chicken or meat stock
salt and pepper
top with Parmesan
NOTE: I did not have any fresh chicken or meat stock so I used about 1 TBS of chicken base. You can also use 1 bouillon cube - but only use 1.
Slice and sauté sausages in your pot. When almost done add the onion, leek, and carrots and cook about 4 minutes, stirring frequently. When onions begin to soften add your can of tomatoes and use the liquid from that to deglaze the pan being sure to get up all the brown collected on the bottom of the pot. Then add cabbage, garlic, and stock. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to low and cook gently, partially covered, for about 1 hour or until the vegetables are tender.
Taste soup, adjust seasonings, and serve with cheese for topping.
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