Recipe: Yummy Simple Cabbage & Bean Soup with Pork

Simple Cabbage & Bean Soup with Pork.

Simple Cabbage & Bean Soup with Pork You can cook Simple Cabbage & Bean Soup with Pork using 14 ingredients and 6 steps. Here is how you achieve that.

Ingredients of Simple Cabbage & Bean Soup with Pork

  1. Prepare 1 pound of pork, cut into 1/2" cubes (I like shoulder, but you can use whatever cut you like.).
  2. Prepare 1/2 Tablespoon of oil.
  3. You need 1 of small onion, diced.
  4. Prepare 2 of large carrots, peeled and cut into roughly 1/2"pieces (I find the peel can sometimes impart a slightly bitter flavor.).
  5. Prepare 1 of large stem of celery, diced.
  6. You need 4 cloves of garlic, crushed.
  7. It’s 1 Tablespoon of tomato paste + 1 teaspoon sugar OR 2 Tablespoons ketchup if you don't have tomato paste.
  8. Prepare 1 of bay leaf.
  9. You need 1 teaspoon of dried thyme.
  10. Prepare 8 cups of liquid (any mixture of water and unsalted stock you like).
  11. You need 2.5 teaspoons of kosher salt to start.
  12. It’s 1 Tablespoon of apple cider or distilled white vinegar.
  13. Prepare 6 cups of chopped cabbage (roughly 1"pieces), about half a large head.
  14. Prepare 2 (15 oz.) of cans (OR one 28 oz. can) unsalted white beans, drained. (I used Northern. You can also use Navy or Cannellini.).

Simple Cabbage & Bean Soup with Pork step by step

  1. In a large pot or stockpot, bring the oil up to medium high heat and brown the pork..
  2. Add onions, carrots, celery, and garlic and saute for 2 or 3 minutes until the onions just start to turn translucent..
  3. Add bay leaf, thyme, and tomato paste (or ketchup), and give everything few good stirs. (This will give the tomato a chance to caramelize a bit.).
  4. Add liquid, salt, vinegar, and cabbage, give everything another few good stirs, turn the heat down to medium, and cook, covered, for 15 to 20 minutes..
  5. Turn heat down to medium low, add beans, stir them in, and cook, covered, for another 20 to 25 minutes. Adjust seasoning before the last 5 minutes of this cooktime to give all flavors a chance to meld..
  6. Enjoy! :).