Winter Garbure Recipe


Cooking Time40 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexJust EnjoyServings4
SpecialityMain Ingredient


 Great northern beans2 Cup (32 tbs)
 Water8 Cup (128 tbs)
 Smoked pork rump/Meaty ham bone1 1⁄2 Pound
 Garlic cloves5 Large
 Thyme1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Parsley1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Marjoram1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Potatoes5 , peeled and sliced
 Green beans/Peas2 Cup (32 tbs) (Fresh Or Frozen)
 Green cabbage1⁄2 Medium, washed and shredded
 Salt To Taste
 Freshly ground black pepper To Taste
 Dry whole wheat bread slice10
 Grated swiss cheese1 Cup (16 tbs)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1052 Calories from Fat 138

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 16 g24%

Saturated Fat 7.3 g36.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 173.3 mg

Sodium 735.7 mg30.7%

Total Carbohydrates 149 g49.8%

Dietary Fiber 30.8 g123.4%

Sugars 11.5 g

Protein 83 g165.3%

Vitamin A 21.3% Vitamin C 149.7%

Calcium 60.6% Iron 108.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Soak beans in water overnight.
Bring beans and liquid, pork rump, garlic, and herbs to a boil in a large heavy soup kettle or Dutch oven.
Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 1 1/2 hours.
Add potatoes and cook another 30 minutes.
Finally, add cabbage and green beans and additional liquid, if needed.
Simmer until vegetables are tender.
Remove meat to serve separately.
Taste and correct seasonings.
Ladle soup into ovenproof bowls, placing bread slices on top.
Sprinkle Swiss cheese on top and place under broiler until cheese is melted and browned.