Irish Bacon And Cabbage Soup

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  1. Irish Bacon And Cabbage Soup

    This is a wonderfully simple chunky soup. I use good quality Irish back
    bacon but if you can't get this, it tastes equally good made with
    pancetta. The dark green colour of the cabbage alongside the tomatoes
    gives the soup a beautiful colour.

    Prep Time: 15 Minutes
    Cook Time: 30 Minutes
    Ready In: 45 Minutes
    Yields: 4 servings

    1/2 pound Irish bacon, diced
    2 large potatoes, peeled and cubed
    1 (15 ounce) can diced tomatoes with juice
    1 cup chicken stock, or as needed
    Salt and black pepper to taste
    2 cups thinly sliced dark green Savoy cabbage leaves

    Place bacon in a large, deep stockpot or saucepan. Cook over medium high
    heat until evenly brown. Drain off any excess fat. Stir in potatoes,
    tomatoes, and enough chicken stock to cover. Season with salt and pepper.
    Bring to a boil, reduce heat and let simmer for 20 minutes, or until
    potatoes are tender. Stir in cabbage and allow the soup to simmer for a
    few minutes longer before serving.

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