Dad's Spinach Soup

Kim Biegacki


I got lucky making pierogies with my Dad and then he brought me this soup to try. Well, it is amazingly good and comfort food at it's finest. He has been making this recipe for years yet it was new to me. Dad is a great cook but quiet about his skills and those tried & true recipes. I have to really stay on him to get the really good ones. I am going to kick it up a notch when they get back from Florida and spend more time with him in the kitchen to get some more as he would say, "Ancient Debelak Recipes".

★★★★★ 1 vote
6 - 8 bowls
10 Min
3 Hr 30 Min
Stove Top


3 lb
pork neck bones
1/2-3/4 medium
onion, chopped
2 bag(s)
baby spinach, frozen
2 clove
garlic, minced
3/4 c
barley, quick
10 c
water or more if needed
3 - 4 medium
carrots, diced
salt and pepper
1 - 2 tsp
italian seasoning
1 pt
sour cream
2 - 4 Tbsp
apple cider vinegar

How to Make Dad's Spinach Soup


  • 110 cups of water and put in neck bones bring to a boil then scrape off the film after 2 1/2 hours.
  • 2At this point Dad says he has always left the bones in and proceeded to add all the rest of the ingredients to cook down for another 35 minutes or so.
  • 3Then, because my mother doesn't like the soup served w/bones in...Dad removes all the bones and pulls of the meat after they cool for a few minutes and adds the meat back to the soup.
  • 4At the last, he adds the sour cream and then the vinegar. Dad likes more of a sour taste with it so he would add 4 tbsps but you be the judge and a little then taste and adjust to your liking.
  • 5Here is the soup right after Dad adds the pint of sour cream and vinegar.
  • 6Ready to eat.

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About Dad's Spinach Soup

Course/Dish: Cream Soups
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: Polish