Mammoth Meat Soup

By mtlabor
June 9, 2010
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Author Notes: Definitely a hearty bowl of soup and definitely not for those who don't like meat. This is a killer bowl of soup.mtlabor

Serves: many

  • 1 & 1/2 cups dried garbanzo beans
  • 1 small rack baby back ribs, cut into 2 or 3 rib pieces
  • 1 pound diced ham
  • 1 pound smoked ham shank
  • 1 pound chorizo sausage, sliced
  • 1 pound skirt steak, sliced thinly
  • 8 ounces pancetta, chopped
  • 8 cups water
  • 8 cups chicken stock
  • 1 leek (white and pale green parts only) chopped
  • 5 Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 bunch kale, center ribs removed and chopped
  1. Soak the garbanzo beans in enough water to cover it by about 2 inches. Soak overnight and drain.
  2. In a large stockpot, add ribs, ham, hamshank, chorizo, skirt steak, and pancetta. Add the water and chicken stock. Bring to a boil and add garbanzo beans and leeks. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until beans are tender, about 1 hour or so. Add the potatoes and kale and simmer for another 45 minutes.
  3. Serve in large bowls and dig in!

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