Vegetable Soup

Vegetable Soup

  • Yield: about 1 1/2 gallons


  • 1 none (1 3/4-pound) meaty beef shank bone
  • 5 none quarts water
  • 1 none (28-ounce) can whole tomatoes, drained and coarsely chopped
  • 3 cups lima beans
  • 2 cups fresh corn cut from cob
  • 1/2 none medium-size head cabbage, coarsely grated
  • 1 none large baking potato, peeled and cubed
  • 1 none turnip, peeled, quartered, and sliced
  • 2 none carrots, scraped and sliced
  • 1 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 4 none dashes hot sauce
  • 1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour


Combine shank bone and water in a large stock pot; bring to a boil. Skim surface, and reduce heat. Cover and simmer 5 1/2 hours. Remove from heat. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Remove and discard excess fat. Strain broth through several layers of damp cheesecloth. Return broth to stock pot.

Bring broth to a boil; stir in remaining ingredients, except flour. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Transfer 3/4 cup soup to a small bowl; add flour, stirring to make a paste. Add flour mixture to soup in stock pot; stir until well blended. Return soup to a boil; cook, stirring constantly, until soup is slightly thickened.

Ladle into individual soup bowls, and serve warm.


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