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Ancient Spartan Black (blood) Soup

Prep Time 45 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Spartan
Servings 6


  • 1 tsp lard
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 500 g (2 cups) chopped (liver, lungs, kidneys, intestines, heart) You can use a mix or just liver
  • 200 g (1 cup) chopped pork
  • 2 tsp sea salt
  • 300 ml (1,5 cup) pork blood (or chopped black pudding*) optional if you are not a true Spartan
  • 500 ml (1 cup) water
  • 200 ml (1 cup) vinegar

Non-Spartan spices for easier digestion

  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp dry oregano
  • 1 tbsp dry spearmint
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp red paprika powder
  • 1 tbsp dried dill


  • Chop the onion and saute over medium temperature in lard. Add the chopped meat and let it brown. Add salt, vinegar and pork blood (or chopped black pudding) Stir well!
  • Pour in the water and cover the pot. Let it cook for 40 minutes. 
  • At this point, if you are not a true Spartan, you will add the spices and let it cook for another 10 minutes. 
  • Serve hot while watching 300 Movie or maybe a Klingon episode of Star Trek.
Keyword Blood soup, Spartan Black soup