Pork and Artichoke Soup

    Pork and Artichoke Soup

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    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.

    Ingredients
    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

    Directions
    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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