The best part, she would drain the bacon on a plate with a paper towel next to the soup pot. A soup pot that looked kinda like this, for the record.
|Which was so awesome (Mom's had pictures of vegetables on it... not flowers...but you get the idea)|
I would always sneak bacon.
Sorry, mom. But you were kind of asking for it. Always cook extra bacon!
6 slices of bacon (plus a few for the cook)
1 red onion
6 cloves of garlic (I used some roasted garlic I had on hand)
1 can of garbanzo beans
1 1/4 lbs stew beef (or a beef shank, you can cut it up)
1 lb ham shank (I had to use sliced ham... )
about 8 red potatoes
about 2 cups of baby carrots
2 kielbasa sausages (8 oz. total)
1 t cumin
1 t oregano
Let's do this!
Cook the bacon until crisp, then lay on your super cute and greenzo napkin to drain, because you don't have any paper towels.
Drain all but 2 T of the bacon grease. Slice the onion, and smash or dice the garlic. Cook in the bacon grease. Praise God for the smell of onions and garlic cooking in bacon grease.
|These onions are totes ready.|
Let that stew for an hour and a half. Chop your vegies!