Basque Vegetable Soup Recipe

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Basque Vegetable Soup Recipe
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Basque Vegetable Soup Recipe

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This is a hearty soup widely served here, especially at the many restaurants specializing in Basque cuisine. It's a nice way to use the abundant vegetables that are available this time of year. Give it a try this harvest season.
MAKES:
12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 25 min. Cook: 2-1/4 hours + cooling
MAKES:
12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 25 min. Cook: 2-1/4 hours + cooling

Ingredients

  • 3/4 pound Polish sausage, sliced
  • 1 broiler/fryer chicken (2 to 3 pounds)
  • 8 cups water
  • 2 leeks, sliced
  • 2 carrots, sliced
  • 1 large turnip, peeled and cubed
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 large potato, peeled and cubed
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 cup shredded cabbage
  • 2 cups cooked navy or great northern beans

Directions

In a skillet, cook the sausage until done. Drain on paper towels; set aside. In large Dutch oven, cook chicken in water until tender. Remove chicken; let cool. Strain broth and skim off fat. Return broth to Dutch oven. Add leeks, carrots, turnip, onion, potato, garlic, salt, pepper, parsley and thyme. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, remove chicken from bones and cut into bite-size pieces; add to the Dutch oven. Add cabbage, beans and cooked sausage. Simmer, uncovered, for about 30 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Yield: 10-12 servings.
Originally published as Basque Vegetable Soup in Country August/September 1993, p51

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 288 calories, 14g fat (4g saturated fat), 47mg cholesterol, 914mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 4g fiber), 18g protein.

  • 3/4 pound Polish sausage, sliced
  • 1 broiler/fryer chicken (2 to 3 pounds)
  • 8 cups water
  • 2 leeks, sliced
  • 2 carrots, sliced
  • 1 large turnip, peeled and cubed
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 large potato, peeled and cubed
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 cup shredded cabbage
  • 2 cups cooked navy or great northern beans
  1. In a skillet, cook the sausage until done. Drain on paper towels; set aside. In large Dutch oven, cook chicken in water until tender. Remove chicken; let cool. Strain broth and skim off fat. Return broth to Dutch oven. Add leeks, carrots, turnip, onion, potato, garlic, salt, pepper, parsley and thyme. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, remove chicken from bones and cut into bite-size pieces; add to the Dutch oven. Add cabbage, beans and cooked sausage. Simmer, uncovered, for about 30 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Yield: 10-12 servings.
Originally published as Basque Vegetable Soup in Country August/September 1993, p51

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jammin gm User ID: 6869257 14114
Reviewed Jul. 27, 2013

"Kind of cool today. Making the soup to take to my sons house tomorrow. My house smells divine. Did not change a thing. Oh and soup tastes awesome. This is a keeper."

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meiti User ID: 1790908 201506
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2013

"This soup sounds very good but I have a question. Are the beans already cooked? It doesn't seem like they would cook in 30 min."

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MakeAllTheThings User ID: 6993332 36184
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2012

"I adore this soup! I change it up by using pre-made broth and chicken (roasted or slow cooked) and will add turnips when in season at my local store. It is such a hardy and delicious soup. I may be the only one that adores the soup as much in my house but I will make it over and over again."

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cheroliver User ID: 5271238 14799
Reviewed Sep. 21, 2011

"I give this 5 stars although I did change it up a bit. I used about 5 cups of beef stock and 4 cups of water, left out the leeks and chicken, and used the Bar S polish sausages. It made it a lot faster, and it tasted really good. Even my kids loved it."

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karen1965B User ID: 3830242 14262
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2009

"Nice twist on sausage and beans! Full of vegetable goodness as well!"

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