Sauerkraut Soup

Don't say ewwwww just yet. I was not sure I was going to like this soup but now it is one of my favorites. This will awaken every taste bud you have.

Saute' a diced large onion in some bacon grease or olive oil.

This recipe makes a lot so cut it in half if you want less. Add 2 pounds of ground beef to the onions and brown it thoroughly.

Dice about 6 garlic cloves and add them to the pot.

Saute' until all of the pink has gone from the meat.

Add 1 large can of crushed tomatoes. I like to use Muir Glen Fire Roasted.

Add 28 ounces of sauerkraut with the liquid. I used some fresh sauerkraut I bought recently and some of my own which I had frozen. Add 1/4 cup of brown sugar.

Add 4 cups of chicken stock and 4 cups of beef stock.

I enriched the stock by adding 2 Knorr condensed chicken stock and 2 Knorr condensed beef stock containers.

I also sprinkled in some beef bouillon.

Add 5 bay leaves and some chopped up fresh herbs. I used some rosemary, thyme and sage.

Add 2 tablespoons of worcestershire sauce.

And a generous cracking of black pepper. Bring this to a boil and then turn down to simmer for about 1 hour.

Serve with a dollop of sour cream which gets mixed into the soup just before eating.

You will be as surprised as I was at how delicious this soup is. My whole family loved it.


Pricilla said…
kind of like inside out stuffed cabbage in a way
Anonymous said…
Perhaps I've been unlucky when trying sauercraut but I'm not a big fan of it. I know the tastes will blend in a soup but still, it's sauercraut :-)

Have a great day!
If there is sauerkraut involved, I'm there. This looks wonderful. I can also see it made with pork.
Suzanne said…
I did! I said EEEEWWWWW! But it really looks good!
Guillaume said…
Sauerkraut goes SO well with sausages and beer. This reminds me of the Stockmeyer soup I used to buy in Montreal.
Marigold said…
Oh, my. Sauerkraut. What's not to like? :) Thank you! How IS Teddy doing? It has been so long since we've heard about her.
Marigold said…
Hi! (You don't have to print this question) I can't find the Knorr condensed soup things here. I did find Swanson Flavor boost, which says 'concentrated broth'. Would this be the same, and if not, what do you think I could use as an alternative? Thanks so much!
Tournesol said…
Looks good! I never tried sauercraut until I made yours from scratch. Now I'm a lover of it : )
Nellie said…
Oh, my! I would love, love, love this soup! Yum!!!
This looks really good! I think I'll try this with Bison. Thank you!
I'm not generally a sauerkraut fan but I know that cabbage is delicious in soup, so I think yes, this is probably yum-yum!
Daph said…
oh yum!!! I want to make this now:) My mouth starting watering from the word sauerkraut!! Thank you.
SharleneT said…
It it's cabbage, it's in my repertoire, period. So, any new recipe is welcome, and this sounds delicious. We don't have the weather, yet, that would make it ideal but that won't stop me from trying it. Thanks for sharing.
Barbara F. said…
I think it sounds delicious and perfect for cold weather. xo
Mary Ann said…
I'm going to cut this way down, but make it this week!