Cabbage Bean Soup for a Crowd


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While a monastery might seem an ironic place for honeymooners to lodge, many monasteries support themselves by offering guest quarters, a few of them even allowing romantic cohabitation.  Some require guests to observe rules of silence, or to participate in the work and worship of the monks; others merely offer quiet, clean accommodations and good, simple food for body and soul.  This recipe would probably serve an entire monastery full of people. – Almostgotit

Serves 50-60

8 pounds ground chuck
8 onions, chopped
8  14-ounce cans chicken broth
8 14-ounce cans beef broth
8  30-ounce cans diced tomatoes
16 15-oz. cans kidney beans, drained
2 cabbages, sliced
4 pounds carrots, sliced (or baby carrots, cut in half)
3 Tablespoons Worchestershire sauce
6 cups water

Brown beef with onion.  Drain well.  Add all other ingredients.  Bring to a simmer and cook until vegetables are tender, approximately one hour.  May add more Worchestershire sauce, garlic, or beef bouillion to taste.  No extra salt is needed.

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2 Responses to Cabbage Bean Soup for a Crowd

  1. […] to a monastery today instead.  A honeymoon in a monastery: yes, really!   Maybe they will be served soup too.  And maybe, if I find something better to eat today, tomorrow I’ll send them […]

  2. […] Honeymoon in a Monastery: Cabbage Soup for a Crowd Just because monks are celibate doesn’t necessarily mean they don’t welcome honeymooners.  They’ll even serve them soup. […]

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