This week on Sara’s Table is a recipe for a meal that will help you to slow down and savor the quiet and peaceful time of winter. You’ll have a bowl full of this winter cabbage soup and move into the rhythm of the winter ways—slower, more thoughtful, happy to have extra sleep and to take care of your body.
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 small onion, diced
1 pound ground pork (ground chicken thighs, beef, and turkey also work)
2 garlic cloves, minced
6 cups broth or stock
1 large can of stewed tomatoes
1/2 -1 head green cabbage (depending on size), cut into strips
2 large carrots, peeled and sliced into coins
10 young potatoes, or 2-3 yukon gold potatoes, cut into 1-inch cubes
Freshly ground black pepper
Heat oil in a large pot on medium-high heat. Add the onions to the pot and cook until translucent. Mix in the ground pork and salt for seasoning and cook until brown, then add the garlic and cook for another two minutes to release the flavors. At this point it is time to add the vegetables, including the cabbage, carrots, and potatoes. Add the broth and tomatoes and cover the pot to simmer for approximately 30 minutes, or until all of the vegetables are soft. Add salt and pepper to taste, and add water if necessary to thin out the broth.
Serve with crusty bread and butter.
Download the recipe as PDF: Winter Cabbage Soup Recipe