Cabbage Soup

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Cabbage is one of those local crops that loves the cold weather.  It’s fairly easy to get right now.  I love to make soup that brings back childhood memories. When I was about 8 years old, we had some friends in our neighborhood from Portugal. We loved going to their house for Cabbage soup and linguica (a Portuguese sausage). I have not found sausage quite like the ones she made, but I did learn to make the soup! I like to serve mine with cheese biscuits.


Cabbage Soup
½ pound of bacon, cut into pieces
½ cup chopped onion
10 cups of raw cabbage, chopped into bite sized pieces
5 cups of water
2 Tablespoons sea salt
1 teaspoon garlic powder
¼ teaspoon white pepper
1 15-oz can of diced, fire roasted tomatoes

chop into bite sized pieces

chop into bite sized pieces

In a large kettle, cook bacon on low until the fat is rendered and the meat is just beginning to crisp.

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Add the onion and sauté for a couple of minutes. Add the cabbage and cook, stirring, until it begins to wilt and reduce in size.

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Add the water, salt, garlic powder and pepper. Bring to a boil, then cover and simmer for 30 minutes.20141031_173506

Pour the tomatoes and their liquid into the pot. Simmer, uncovered for 45 minutes to an hour. Taste to see if it needs more salt.

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Serve hot.

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About Helen Fern

I live in the upper Willamette Valley with my amazing husband and four very spoiled cats - three adopted feral cats and one shelter baby. We have lived here since the dawn of 1991 and love every inch of the region.
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4 Responses to Cabbage Soup

  1. I never liked cabbage until my mom in law introduced me to a few of her recipes…one being a cabbage and rice soup that I love! This soup looks good too! Looking forward to trying it! Thank you for sharing it with us at Foodie Fridays! Pinning!

  2. My son has been wanting a cabbage soup, your recipe fits the bill. Thanks for always sharing on Oh My Heartsie Girl!!

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