Kielbasa soup

Yield: 10 Servings

Measure Ingredient
2 pounds Kielbasa (smoked polish sausage)
6 cans Fresh-like veg-all
(canned mixed
Vegetables, suitable for soup)
2 cans Stewed tomatoes
2 cans V-8 vegetable juice; (8 oz)
½ medium Size cabbage; (1/2 to 1)

bring to a boil in a LARGE pot about 2-3 quarts of water. chop keilbasa into ¼ inch slices, and throw into boiling water. let simmer for a while (½ - 2 hours [this brings a smokey flavor to the broth]), and then add the liquid from the cans of stewed tomatoes. chop the tomatoes and add them also. Drain the vegetables, and add. add the V-8 and let it come back up to a simmer. while waiting for the pot to simmer, chop the cabbage into small ( 1 inch ) pieces. also, you may add Tabasco, Trappeys, etc hot sauce, in several drop quanitites, or use the "HOT" version of V-8. when simmering, add the Cabbage, and allow to simmer until the cabbage goes very limp. about ½ hour.

Total hands on time, 15 minutes Total cooking time, 1 hour 15 minutes to 3 hours. Serve with Fresh baked Rye, Pumpernickle, French, or whole wheat bread. serves 10, or 4 if they are ravenous. Like I said, not sure if it is weird, but It is great, and easy, and cheap! My mother in law prefers this to just about everything else I make...

NOTES : +++++ From: sci34hub.sci.com!felton (Ed Felton) +++++ Organization: SCI Technology, Inc., Huntsville, Al.

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