Garbure Soup Recipe

Nothing is more comforting that the delicious soup especially during those raining afternoons and nights. Good thing we have the super easy recipe of garbure soup recipe for you to give it a try. Soup is a primarily liquid food, generally served warm or hot (but may be cool or cold), that is made by combining ingredients such as meat and vegetables with stock, juice, water, or another liquid. Well, this recipe we have here is garbure or French Ham and Vegetable Stew version which uses ingredients like butter, bacon or ham, onion, garlic, dried thyme, black pepper, funnel, carrots, potatoes, chicken stock, green cabbage, frozen peas, fresh parsley and salt to taste. Surely you will love this great tasting soup flavored with lots of delicious ingredients. Enjoy this soup alone or as side dish to meals. Try it now and happy cooking!


  • 2 tbsp butter or ghee, divided
  • 1 lb bacon or ham, cut into 1″ thick strips
  • 1 onion, coarsely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper, more to taste
  • 1/4 tsp ground fennel
  • 2 carrots, coarsely chopped
  • 2 waxy potatoes, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 1/2 head green cabbage, coarsely chopped
  • salt to taste
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 small handful fresh parsley, chopped


  1. Warm 1 tbsp of the butter in a skillet over med/low heat, then add the bacon or ham strips. Brown the pork, about 4 minutes per side, then set aside to cool, about 5 minutes. Once cool, cut into bite-sized chunks and set aside.
  2. While to pork cools, warm the other 1 tbsp of butter in a stockpot over medium heat, then add the chopped onion. Sauté until soft and translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic, thyme, pepper, and fennel and sauté until aromatic, about 1 minute. Add the carrots, potatoes, bacon or ham chunks, and chicken stock; bring to a boil then reduce to med/low and simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. Add the cabbage and simmer until all of the vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes. Taste and add salt and pepper if needed. Add the frozen peas and simmer until bright green, about 2 minutes; remove from heat, stir in the parsley, and serve.

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