Today I decided to make a recipe, a special cabbage soup with pork meat, one of my family’s favourites. It is a Hungarian recipe and is very common in Transylvania under the name “lucskos kaposzta”, a thicker cabbage soup.

In our kitchen is a basic soup, along with white bean soup and smoked sausage potato soup, it is to everyone’s liking and that is why I do it very often.

The original recipe contains besides pork, some smoked pork meat or pork ribs, but today I will do it without smoked meat, I will use only pork shoulder. Who wants to make cabbage soup for diet, instead of meat can use only onions and some peppers, carrots and mushrooms.

Ingredients

So we need a fresh cabbage of about 1 kg or two smaller versions, which we will slice not very fine. We still need two white onions and half a kg of pork shoulder or ham.

Cabbage Soup With Pork Meat-One Head Cabbage, Two Onions, Pork Meat and Dill

I will also use a bunch of dill and a can of chopped tomatoes, which will give a special taste to the soup.

Preparing the Ingredients

We will prepare the ingredients in the order in which we will cook them according to the recipe so we start with onions. Peel the two onions and chop them finely.

Cabbage Soup With Pork Meat-Chopped Onions

You can use any kind of pork that has little fat such as ham, neck or shoulder. I used a pork shoulder that I cut into not too big cubes, firstly because it doesn’t look good on the plate, and secondly because I will cook them faster.

Cabbage Soup With Pork Meat-Pork Meat Cut in Cubes

All we have to do is finely chop the dill, we will need at least two tablespoons of chopped dill to get the desired taste. The original recipe also includes green summer savoury, but as I did not find it, I used dried thyme.

Cabbage Soup With Pork Meat-Chopped Dill

 The ingredients being ready, let’s start cooking.

How to Make the Cabbage Soup With Pork Meat?

In a large soup pot, we heat four tablespoons of sunflower oil in which we put the chopped onion to fry on medium heat.

Cabbage Soup With Pork Meat-Frying Chopped Onions in the Pot

Season with two teaspoons of sea salt and one teaspoon of freshly ground pepper, stirring occasionally, and fry until the onion softens a little, about two minutes.

Cabbage Soup With Pork Meat-Seasoned Frying Chopped Onions in the Pot

 After the onion has soaked, put the pork meat cut in cubes over it and let it fry a little on all sides until the meat cubes turn white.

Cabbage Soup With Pork Meat-Frying Pork Meat Over the Chopped Onions in the Pot
Cabbage Soup With Pork Meat-Fried Pork Meat in the Pot

Then we add one tablespoon of sweet Hungarian paprika powder and one tablespoon of crushed paprika cream, aromas specific to Hungarian cuisine.

Cabbage Soup With Pork Meat-Add Paprika Powder and Paprika Cream on the Fried Pork Meat in the Pot

Stir and let it fry for only a few seconds being careful not to burn paprika because it will become bitter, and add a litter of warm water.

Cabbage Soup With Pork Meat-Pour Water Over the Fried Pork Meat in the Pot

 Let’s simmer for about 30 – 40 minutes until the meat is almost cooked stirring occasionally. After which, add the sliced cabbage over the meat.

Cabbage Soup With Pork Meat-Add the Sliced Cabbage Over the Fried Pork Meat in the Pot

Mix and pour over a canned chopped tomato, but you can use also tomato juice if you want.

Cabbage Soup With Pork Meat-Canned Copped Tomatoes Over the Sliced Cabbage in the Pot

I mixed everything with a wooden spoon, let the cabbage soften a little for two minutes and add the chopped dill.

Cabbage Soup With Pork Meat-Chopped Dill Over the Sliced Cabbage in the Pot

Pour the water over the cabbage well covered and a little over, season with two teaspoons of sea salt and let it boil for 30-40 minutes until the cabbage is cooked.

Cabbage Soup With Pork Meat-Ready to Serve

Serving

Serve hot with a little sour cream on the top, fresh bread and chilli pepper.

Cabbage Soup With Pork Meat-Served in Bowl With Fresh Bread

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Cabbage Soup with Pork Meat

Course: Dinner, Lunch, Soup
Cuisine: Hungarian, Transylvanian
Diet: Gluten Free
Keyword: cabbage soup, cabbage soup with pork, cabbage soup with pork meat
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 218kcal
Author: Timea
Today I decided to make a recipe for more special cabbage soup, one of the family's favourites. It is a Hungarian recipe and is very common in Transylvania under the name "lucskos kaposzta", a thicker cabbage soup.
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Equipment

  • large soup pot

Ingredients

  • 1 kg cabbage sliced
  • 500 g pork shoulder cut in cubes
  • 2 pieces onion chopped
  • 4 tsp sea salt kosher
  • 1 tsp ground pepper freshly ground
  • 1 tbsp sweet pepper paste
  • 1 tbsp sweet paprika powder Hungarian
  • 1 can chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tsp thyme dried
  • 1 bunch dill chopped
  • 2 l warm water
  • 4 tbsp sunflower oil

Instructions

  • 1.We need a cabbage of about 1 kg or two smaller versions, which we will slice not very fine. 
    2. Peel the onions and chop them finely.
    3.I used a pork shoulder that I cut into not too big cubes.
    4.All we have to do is finely chop the dill.
  • 5.In a large soup pot, we heat four tablespoons of sunflower oil in which we put the chopped onion to fry on medium heat. Season with sea salt and freshly ground pepper, stirring occasionally, and fry until the onion softens a little, about two minutes.
    6.After the onion has soaked put the pork meat cut in cubes over it and let it fry a little on all sides until the meat cubes turn white. Then add the sweet Hungarian paprika powder and the crushed paprika cream.
    7.Stir and let it fry for only a few seconds and add a litter of warm water. simmer for about 30 – 40 minutes until the meat is almost cooked stirring occasionally.
    8.Add the sliced cabbage over the meat, mix and pour over a canned chopped tomato. I mixed everything with a wooden spoon, let the cabbage soften a little for two minutes and add the chopped dill.
    9.Pour the water over the cabbage well covered and a little over, and let it boil for 30-40 minutes until the cabbage is cooked.
  • Serve hot with a little sour cream on the top, fresh bread and chili pepper.

Notes

Tips. This is my version of cabbage soup with pork, try it and see it as tasty and savoury it is. Good appetite!

Nutrition

Calories: 218kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 1735mg | Potassium: 622mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 847IU | Vitamin C: 69mg | Calcium: 108mg | Iron: 2mg
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