I’m pretty pepped about starting my new series here on the blog! Frugal Food Fridays is designed to help you feed your family delicious meals on a budget. Be on the lookout for new recipes every Friday!
The first recipe I want to share with you is my country cabbage soup. It’s an extremely easy and economical recipe. It’s also very versatile. When it’s cold outside I want soup and I’ve learned from my mom how to make very good soup!
One of my favorite vegetables is cabbage. It’s cheap, yummy, and can be used in a variety of ways. If you have leftover cabbage, make cabbage soup! If you have a head of cabbage that you just want to turn into something yummy, make soup!
This recipe whips up quickly. I let mine simmer about an hour. Remember, the longer it simmers, the more flavorful it gets!
- 1/2 - 3/4 head of cabbage, cut into thin strips
- drizzle of olive oil
- 4 red potatoes, chopped
- 1/2 white onion, chopped
- 4 cloves of garlic, minced
- 4 cups chicken stock
- 1 can of beans, drained and rinsed - white beans are great in this soup. I used pinto beans because that's what I had.
- 1 can of diced tomatoes
- Salt, pepper, any additional seasonings. I use oregano and celery salt.
- Optional, cooked, diced bacon
- Shredded parmesan cheese
- Heat olive oil in a soup pot. Add chopped red potatoes and let cook until they begin to brown. Add in onion and garlic and cook a few minutes until they begin to soften. Add cabbage. Pour in chicken stock, beans, tomatoes, and seasonings. Bring to a boil and allow to simmer for at least 30 minutes. Taste, adjust seasonings. Top with shredded parmesan cheese when serving.
- You can add bacon for an extra crunch!
Come back every Friday for more frugal recipes!
Linking to: The Sunday Social