Pork and Artichoke Soup

    2 hours

    A wonderful soup combining the flavours of leeks, spinach, artichokes, pork, garlic, parsley, celery and potatoes. Serve it on a cold evening with a hearty chunk of bread.

    15 people made this

    Serves: 10 

    • 4 rashers bacon, diced
    • 500g pork mince, coarsely chopped
    • 250g artichoke hearts, sliced
    • 6 small white potatoes, peeled and halved
    • 3 stalks celery, diced
    • 1/2 large onion, diced
    • 1 leek, white and light green parts only, chopped
    • 3 cups chopped fresh spinach
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 4 cups (1 litre) chicken stock
    • 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
    • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
    • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano
    • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
    • 1 pinch ground paprika
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 1/4 cup plain flour
    • 1 cup (250g) water

    Preparation:45min  ›  Cook:1hour15min  ›  Ready in:2hours 

    1. Place the bacon, pork mince, artichokes, potatoes, celery, onion, leek, spinach and garlic into a large saucepan. Pour in the chicken stock and season with parsley, basil, oregano, cayenne pepper, paprika, salt and pepper. Cover and bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer 45 minutes.
    2. Stir the flour into the water until no lumps remain. Stir into the simmering soup and continue simmering, covered, 30 minutes until thickened, stirring occasionally.

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    This was my first time eating sunchokes and they were delightful! This soup was superb. I used ground turkey instead of sausage and cooked the meat before adding the rest. Served it with homemade whole wheat bread and it was a hit.  -  06 Jun 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Excellent flavor! Sauteed the vegies, browned the meat and then finished cooking in the crock pot. I did not add the flour/water for thickening. Will definitely make this soup again and again.  -  13 May 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This really is one of my favorites. Hate to rate my own recipe but sunchokes are totally underrated. I just made this again the other day and EVERYONE loved it. So unusual around here with all the rabid meat eaters!  -  06 Jul 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)