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Braveheart Cock-A-Leekie Soup

 

Scottish "Braveheart" chicken, beef and leek soup. Adapted from The Frugal Gourmet
121

Yield

8

servings

Prep

10

min

Cook

60

min

Ready

70

min

Trans-fat Free, Good source of fiber
 

Ingredients

3 ½ pounds whole chicken
cut into 8 pieces
1 pound beef shanks
cut into 1-inch-pieces
*
6 cups chicken broth
3 ounces bacon
thick cut
1 tablespoon thyme
*
1 each bay leaves
*
¾ cups pearl barley
1 ½ cups leeks
white part only
2 tablespoons parsley leaves
chopped
1 x salt
to taste
*
1 x black pepper
to taste, freshly ground
*

Directions

Put the chicken, beef, stock, bacon, thyme, and bay leaf in a large, heavy pot and bring to a boil.

Reduce the heat and simmer, covered, for 30 minutes.

Meanwhile boil barley in 1½ cups water for 10 minutes.

Drain and set aside.

Remove chicken from the pot.

When cool enoguh to handle, debone and set aside.

Add leeks and barley to the pot, and simmer 15 minutes.

Remove beef shanks and debone.

Chop meat coarsely, and return to the pot along with the chicken.

Simmer covered for 5 minutes more.

Season with salt and pepper to taste and garnish with parsley.

Nutritional info per serving: 626 cal; 65g pro, 32g carb, 25g fat (37%)

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 425g (15.0 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 64047% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 33g 51%
Saturated Fat 10g 48%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 168mg 56%
Sodium 650mg 27%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 8%
Dietary Fiber 3g 13%
Sugars g
Protein 116g
Vitamin A 10% Vitamin C 6%
Calcium 5% Iron 22%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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