*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                            ITALIAN CABBAGE SOUP
 
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Ethnic                           Soups
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1       tb           Garlic minced
    1       t            Fresh minced sage
    1       tb           Minced pancetta
    1       tb           Olive oil
    1       c            Fresh tomatoes diced
    4       c            Chicken broth
    1                    20 oz can white beans
                         ( cannellini )
      1/2                Cabbage sliced fine
                         ( 4 cups )
    2       c            Cooked sausage or ham diced
      1/3   c            Yellow cornmeal
                         Salt and pepper
 
   This is a hearty soup excellent for a cold day. Saute
   garlic, sage and pancentta in olive oil in a heavy
   dutch oven. Add the tomatoes and chicken broth and
   bring to a boil and then to a simmer. add 1/2 of the
   canned beans ( mash them with a fork and add to the
   soup) Reserve the rest of the beans. Add the cabbage
   and cover and let cook for 1 hour or until it is very
   soft.Add the remaining canned beans and the cooked ham
   or sausage. Slowly add and stir in the cormeal to
   thicken the soup, careful not to make the cornmeal
   become lumpy. continue to stir until soup is thickened
   by cornmeal. Serve with crusty Italian bread, green
   salad and a light red fruity wine.
  
 
 
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