How to Cook : Ham & Cabbage Soup

What is it about peeling and dicing potatoes that calms me, soothes me, centers me?

What is it about making something so simple as soup?

Some humble vegetables, some chicken bones boiled in water to make broth, some salty ham…

Something magic happens when you combine these simple things…a tonic for the soul.

Ham & Cabbage Soup

1 onion, diced
3 potatoes, peeled & diced
2 carrots, peeled & diced
4 cups shredded cabbage
2 cups water
2 cups chicken broth
4 tablespoons butter
1/4 lb. diced ham

Combine all ingredients in stock pot. Cover and bring to a boil. Then reduce heat and simmer 30 to 60 minutes or until vegetables are cooked through. Serves 4-6.

NOTES:
* I doubled the recipe, and then some. I used a whole head of cabbage, which I’m sure was more than 8 cups. And I used 3/4# of ham.

* So I just added equal parts water and chicken broth until it barely covered the vegetables. The cabbage will give off some water, making the final product more “soup-y”.

* I used a ham steak, instead of leftover regular ham.

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6 Responses to How to Cook : Ham & Cabbage Soup

  1. frugalmom says:

    That soup looks yummy. But I have to say that I am totally diggin that green veggie peeler!

  2. Oh yummy. I needed another recipe to use ham steaks on…..Kris

  3. Bonnie says:

    I enjoy all your recipies and hearing about farm life.

  4. Lisa says:

    you inspired me! I had a little bit o’ this and a little bit o’ that in the house, so I had to improvise. But the result was oh so good – - a perfect warmup for a cold day. Thanks for the idea, K!

  5. Anonymous says:

    Hi, sorry but I am not going to write about your recipe which seems delicious and will not miss to cook it next week. Anyway, my name is Marian and I am writing from Spain. Due to his job, my husband is in Sugarcreek at the moment until January 29th. Could you please tell what he should not miss in Sugarcreek? So that I can tell him. If you don’t mind helping us I would very much appreciate if you could post me your suggestions on my facebook: marian iserte. Thank you very much for you help and I hope that I am not bothering you too much.

  6. Janice says:

    I am a first time visitor. I came over from Quilted Simple. I must say I have never heard of ham & cabbage soup, but I have never even tried ham soup. I might have to try this soup. I like ham and I like cabbage. I'll let you know if I try it. Thanks.