Our version, anyway (I swear, there must be hundreds...)
ingredients for 10 servings:
10-12 potatoes, peeled and cut into bite-sized pieces
1-2 onions, chopped
1/2 package naturally-smoked, low-sodium bacon sliced into 1/2 inch pieces (or 5-6 sausages, boiled for 10 min. and cut into bite-sized pieces)
5-10 carrots (if desired) peeled and cut into bite-sized pieces
enough broth to cover (2-4 cups)
parsley (dried or fresh)
In soup pot or dutch oven, brown bacon (or sausages) with onions, add remaining veg and cook for approx 5 minutes, stirring continually.
Sprinkle with pepper, then pour broth over all. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and cover, simmering for about 1/2 hour or until vegetables are cooked through.
Remove from heat and add loads of parsley.
You can leave chunky, but we prefer to mash about 1/2 of the veg, giving it a good stir before serving (making the broth very thick).