Feb 28, 2009

Cabbage Soup with Chicken and Pork





This hearty soup with lots of vegetables and meat is a simple one pot meal. Great comfort food for a cold winter evening.

I spent the weekend with Katia of Food For Every Season and she put together this amazing soup with a few simple ingredients she had on hand which filled the kitchen with the aroma of comfort food.



Cabbage Soup with Chicken and Pork
Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes
Servings: 8 • Time: 45 minutes  Old Points: 5 pts Points+: 6 pts
Calories: 255.2 • Fat: 7.4 g Protein: 31.7 g Carb: 12.5 g Fiber: 3.8 g

  • 3 medium carrots, chopped
  • 2 leeks, chopped (whites only)
  • 1 head cabbage, chopped
  • 1 yellow pepper, chopped
  • 15 oz. chicken breasts (3 pieces)
  • (4) 6 oz. pieces lean pork like pork loin (24 oz total)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 bay leafs
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1.5 oz brandy
  • 8 cups of water
  • 1 Knorr chicken bullion
  • salt
  • pepper
Chop meat into small chunks. In a large pot, combine meat, water and spices and boil about 15 minutes on medium. Add vegetables and remaining ingredients. Reduce to low, cover and simmer for about 45 minutes.

36 comments :

  1. This soup likes delicious. The pork though does not look like the loin. In fact it looks wonderful. More the cut that has more flavor. When you say loin do you mean those long "tubes" of pork that come in kryovac? Anyway, I am going to make this tonight.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Oh my gosh this looks sooooo good. Thank you for sharing Gina.

    ReplyDelete
  3. What could I use instead of Brandy?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. i used red wine and it was delicious

      Delete
  4. This was actually pork rib loin, any lean pork will work fine. You can use cognac instead of brandy or just eliminate it if you wish.

    ReplyDelete
  5. I find warming soups are great comfort foods for me and I make them with just vegetables and blend them with some veggie stock and spices and they are very low in calories and taste great!

    ReplyDelete
  6. What is a serving of this dish and how do you figure how much meat would be a serving?

    ReplyDelete
  7. This is a big bowl. I figured the points for the entire recipe, then divided it by 8. If you cut the pork in half and the chicken in smaller pieces, serve 3 oz pork, about 2 oz chicken, 8 oz of broth and a whole lot of veggies!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Sorry to be dense but can you tell me how many cups a serving is? Looks like 1 3/4 cups.... if I'm calculating correctly.... with out having to remove the meat and weigh it. This recipe looks YUMMY!

      Delete
  8. Soup looks delicious. Nice click tooo :)

    ReplyDelete
  9. Thanks for informative new recipes.



    Lots of Free Recipes

    ReplyDelete
  10. Dear Gina,

    Great soup! I really looks so tasty and so healty! Mmmm, thanks for posting this recipe!

    ReplyDelete
  11. This soup is fabulous! I added a few parsnips that give it a very nice flavor and a few red potatoes and some green peas for color. Of course you have to recalculate points for WW, but it is wonderfully filling because it is so full of vegetables!

    ReplyDelete
  12. I made this last week and it was so yummy!

    ReplyDelete
  13. what is knorr chicken bullion looks yum want to make it tomorrow

    ReplyDelete
  14. It's chicken bullion, you can use another brand if you don't have Knorr, like Maggi or whatever you usually use.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Will it loose any of the flavor if we omit the alcohol? Looks like I have everything I need but that. Excited to try it, thanks bunches!

    ReplyDelete
  16. It will still be good, but the alcohol gives it a little extra something special. Let me know how you like it without!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Had my husband go out and get an airplane sized bottle so we will do it the right way, we do not want to loose a little something something. I also wanted to know of it is one cube bouillon per cup of water? Have you ever made this in the crock pot? We are excited to try this as well, we loved the Shrimp and coconut soup and the cauliflower fritters, YUM! I have told all my friends and family about you!

    Kim

    ReplyDelete
  18. Kim - I usually use enough bullion to taste. I haven't made it in the crock pot, I don't know if it would be as good. Enjoy and thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  19. I added an 8oz. can of tomato sauce. I don't know what it is but just a little tomato sauce always seems to round out the soup. I put some tarragon in as well. Yummm!!!! thanks gina!

    ReplyDelete
  20. can i eliminate the pork? Will it still taste good?

    ReplyDelete
  21. Sure, it would still taste great!

    ReplyDelete
  22. This soup was sooooo good! Thank you for these wonderful recipes

    ReplyDelete
  23. Could I use some of that Kahlua pork? I know it's smoked flavored, but I have lot left over from making it last Monday and though soup might be a nice way. What do you think?

    ReplyDelete
  24. Yum, yum, and yum! This soup had such a great flavor. Leftovers were fantastic too. Thanks!!

    ReplyDelete
  25. Made this soup tonight, it was amazing. Love you site, I've already made about 3 recipes and I LOVE that there are still so many good one. Also, best arroz con pollo recipe ever.

    Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  26. Could this be made in the crock pot?

    ReplyDelete
  27. I also would like to know what size your servings turned out to be... I know it might be a little different depending on how much meat you have in the measurements...but it'll be pretty close. Is it 1 3/4 cup? BTW... I made this recipe with out the brandy or bay leaves (because I didn't have them on hand) and it was still VERY yummy! I would never have thought to use pork in a soup. LOVE IT! My family has loved all the recipes of your that I have prepared! Thank you!!! :)

    ReplyDelete
  28. Thanks for the recipe -- it was a success!

    ReplyDelete
  29. Is the meat pre cooked or cooked in the recipe?

    ReplyDelete
  30. I added celery, chicken stock and fresh lime/cilantro upon serving and it was great :)

    ReplyDelete
  31. This soup was yummy and much needed for a slight detox after holidays and work travel. I omitted the pork, added celery and added lemon juice to it. Delish!

    ReplyDelete
  32. Can I make this with just drumstick? I would have to add a lot more water.

    ReplyDelete
  33. Substituted Turkey Kolbassi for chicken and pork.......awesome!

    ReplyDelete

If you really like a post please share, like on FB, Stumble and give it a THUMBS UP or Pin It on Pinterest!

Comments are welcome but please keep it positive and helpful. No hyperlinks, no spam, no ads, no keywords and no personal attacks.