This is based on a recipe I got from my grandmother of a soup her mother (Baba) used to make. I simplified it and left out things I hate like sour kraut and lima beans :) It involves pork ribs, cabbage, beans, and potatoes and is a great comfort food. My kids eat it like crazy.
Baba's Cabbage Soup (Americanized)
1/2 bag Coleslaw mix
4 med potatoes, pealed and diced
1 can white beans (great northern, etc.), rinsed and drained
1 med onion, diced
1 can chicken broth
later: 1 pack pork ribs (bone in preferred)
mix ingredients in soup pot and let simmer until potatoes are tender, about 30 min. - 1 hr.
mash potatoes, I just stick a fork in the pot and squish some of the potatoes.
Add in pork ribs and cook an additional 2 hrs. Add additional broth or water if needed.
Pepper to taste.
This soup will be very think, more like a stew. Add more chicken broth if it is too thick.