1 Polish sausage, cut to 1/2" chunks,
8 oz stewing beef, cut to chunks,
1 medium onion, chopped,
2 carrot, peeled and diced,
3 large potatoes, peeled and diced,
3 garlic cloves, chopped,
1 bunch of fresh spinach,
1 cup sweet peas,
1 cup green beans, cut,
4 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil,
3 tbsp. all-purpose flour,
1 teaspoon dried basil,
2 liters cold water, or as needed,
salt and pepper to taste.
Recipe: Heat the olive oil in a large heavy saucepan and saute the onion, garlic, and diced beef for 3 minutes. Add the flour and stir well for 2 more minutes. Start adding the water slowly and use a whisk to break all the lumps. Bring to a boil and add the carrots, sweet peas and green beans. Reduce the temperature and simmer the soup for 1/2 hour. Add the sausage and potato, and season to taste with salt, pepper and dried basil. Cook for 20 minutes more. Add the washed spinach 5 minutes before the soup is ready. Turn off the heat and let the soup stand for 10 minutes before serving.