Hearty vegetable soup for a crowd. Makes about 5 to 7 quarts of soup, enough for 15 people as a meal. Great with crusty rye bread and even better if made the day before it is served.

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Ingredients

15
Original recipe yields 15 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat the oil in a large pot over medium high heat. Stir in the bacon and saute just to render the fat out of the bacon; do not cook till crisp. Then add the onions, shallots, leek, celery and garlic and saute for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently.

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  • Then, add the beans, carrots, turnip and cabbage along with enough vegetable stock to cover (about 4 quarts). Let simmer for 2 hours, or until vegetables are to desired tenderness. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Nutrition Facts

215.1 calories; protein 9.1g 18% DV; carbohydrates 22.7g 7% DV; fat 9.8g 15% DV; cholesterol 10.3mg 3% DV; sodium 493.4mg 20% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
01/07/2003
Yum! This is a great soup and will yield PLENTY of leftovers. Even better the next day!! Read More
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8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
01/07/2003
Yum! This is a great soup and will yield PLENTY of leftovers. Even better the next day!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/27/2005
I enjoyed this my husband didn't. I must have added tooooo much salt somewhere because it was very salty. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2011
so good... I made some modifications and it turned out so good that I jarred it and gave it as Christmas gifts... Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/20/2014
This was a hit in our house. Really delicious and filling. I cut the recipe in half but ended up using a whole pound of bacon....which made it less healthy of course but gave it a great flavor!:) Also added red potatoes. I think next time we'll try (a moderate amount of) ground sausage instead of bacon. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/28/2014
Great recipe I loved it gave it 5 stars even though I veganized it and changed a lot there is no way this was going to taste bad . I used smoked paprika instead of bacon for that smokey flavour I also used black beans not mixed . Think this is a pretty versatile recipe u can add other veggies to . I also added a couple splashes of crushed tomatoes and turmeric. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/14/2013
Tasty.. I left the bacon out of the soup but topped it with it later.. wanted it crunchy. I had some leftover pork stock so I used that.. will make again Read More
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