Noodle Soup


1 lb white potatoes
1 cup smoked ham, diced
1 cup smoked bacon, diced
2 tablespoons white onion, minced
1 batch of Homemade Soup Squares
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon caraway seeds
2 quarts beef broth
1 small tomato, chopped
1 mild red pepper, seeded and sliced in thin rings
1 teaspoon parsley leaves, finely chopped
salt and ground black pepper to taste


  • Boil white potatoes in their jackets for about 12 minutes. Cool, peel and cut into 1/2- inch cubes.
  • Cook bacon and ham in a large stew pot. Drain the fat in a separate skillet and leave ham and bacon in a stew pot. Set aside.
  • Saute the onion and the soup squares in the skillet with bacon and ham fat until the onions and pasta are light golden color.
  • Add  minced garlic, paprika, red peppers and caraway seeds and saute for a few minutes.
  • Transfer to stew pot with ham and bacon.
  • Add beef broth, diced potatoes and chopped tomato to the pot and cook for about 15 minutes or until potatoes and pasta are completely cooked.
  • Taste and adjust seasonings.
  • Serve hot.

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