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Grandma's Harvest Soup

 Grandma's Harvest Soup
I have fond memories of eating Grandma's soup when I was a child. Now I give my wife a break in the kitchen by making this soup every once in a while. It tastes just like home!
18 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Cook: 2-1/2 hours

Ingredients

  • 3 smoked ham hocks (about 1-1/2 pounds)
  • 3 quarts water
  • 1 tablespoon beef bouillon granules
  • 6 medium potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 6 medium carrots, sliced
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 1/2 medium head cabbage, chopped
  • 1 small turnip, diced
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • Place ham hocks, water and bouillon in a Dutch oven or soup kettle;
  • bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1-1/2 hours.
  • Remove hocks; allow to cool.
  • Add potatoes, carrots, onions, cabbage and turnip to broth; cover and
  • simmer for 1 hour or until vegetables are tender. Using a potato
  • masher, coarsely mash vegetables.
  • Remove meat from bones; cut into bite-size pieces and add to soup.
  • Stir in salt and pepper; heat through. Yield: 16-18 servings
  • (4-1/4 quarts).
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 189 calories, 9 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 41 mg cholesterol, 377 mg sodium,

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Nutritional Facts: 15 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 12 g protein.