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Sunday Suppers with Lunchbox Love – Egg Roll Soup

With the negative temperatures and “bomb cyclone” here in the NorthEast, all I’ve been wanting to do is STAY WARM! A soup for dinner is the way to go! I’ve made this one before. My only regret was not freezing the leftovers. It makes a lot! The wonton strips really top it off! Try it, your whole family will love it! This recipe is from Gimme Some Oven. Looks like she has some others that I would like to try too!

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INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 pound ground pork (or see other alternatives below!)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium white onion, peeled and diced
  • 2 medium carrots, peeled and diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small green cabbage, chopped into bite-sized pieces
  • 6-8 cups chicken or vegetable stock
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • optional toppings: toasted sesame seeds, thinly-sliced green onions, homemade fried egg roll wrappers** (or store-bought wonton strips)

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Add ground pork to a large stockpot and cook over medium-heat for 5-6 minutes, stirring and flipping occasionally, until the pork is lightly browned.  Use a slotted spoon to transfer the pork to a separate plate, and set aside.
  2. Add the olive oil and onion, and stir to combine.  Sauté for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Add the carrots and garlic, and sauté for 2 more minutes, stirring occasionally.  Add the cabbage, stock, ginger, and cooked pork, and stir to combine.
  3. Continue cooking until the soup reaches a simmer.  Then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes, or until the carrots and cabbage are nice and tender.  Stir in the sesame oil until combined.  Then taste and season the soup with a few generous pinches of salt and black pepper as needed.
  4. Serve warm, garnished with your desired toppings.  Or refrigerate in sealed containers for up to 3 days, or freeze for up to 3 months.

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