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Winter Warmers: Sausage & Vegetable Soup Recipe

By Rebecca O'Malley September 2, 2019

Presented in partnership with Cleaver’s Organic Meat.

We’re in the final throngs of winter. Spring is on its way but we’ve still got to cop a few more weeks of crisp mornings and chilly evenings. 

When you get home from a long day battling the elements, few things are as comforting as a big bowl of soup. It’s basically a hug in a bowl. Plus, it’ll keep until lunch tomorrow and will last through the week if you put it in the freezer. 

Serves: 6 

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 50 minutes

Ingredients:
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil or good quality animal fat
  • 6 paleo beef sausages
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 2 slices of rindless bacon, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 2 celery stalks, sliced
  • 2 carrots, cut into 5mm slices
  • 1 turnip, cut into 1cm cubes
  • 3 litres of beef or chicken bone broth
  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 zucchinis, cut into 1cm cubes
  • 300g pumpkin, cut into 2cm pieces
  • 2 large handfuls of silverbeet leaves, stalks removed, roughly chopped
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Juice of 1 lemon

Method:

Heat the oil or fat in a large saucepan over a medium to high heat. Add the sausages and cook for 8 minutes, turning occasionally to brown all over and cooked through.

Remove from the pan and, when cool enough to handle, cut into 2cm pieces.

Reduce the heat to medium, add the onion and bacon to the pan and cook, stirring often, for 5 minutes until soft. Add the garlic, celery, carrot and turnip. Pour in the broth, stir in the turmeric and cumin and bring to the boil.

Reduce the heat to medium–low, cover and simmer for 15 minutes.

Add the zucchini and pumpkin to the pan and cook for a further 15 minutes, or until the zucchini and pumpkin are soft.

Stir in the silverbeet and sausages and continue to cook for 5 minutes or until heated through.

Season with salt and pepper and stir through the lemon juice. Ladle the soup into warmed bowls and serve.

Presented in partnership with Cleaver’s Organic Meat. 

Cleavers Organic Products are available at Coles, Woolworths and leading independents. For more winter warming recipes, visit their website