Monthly Archives: May 2016

Sauerkraut Soup

Sauerkraut Soup

Rich and flavorful with a variety of textures: this is one delicious soup that you'll never find in a can, or at Panera.
Prep Time40 minutes
Cook Time1 hour
Total Time1 hour 40 minutes
Servings: 6 peeps


  • 2-3 tbsp olive oil, extra virgin preferred
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2 lbs beef chuck (or pork) cut into small chunks
  • 2 lbs sauerkraut deli counter or homemade
  • 1 8oz can tomato sauce
  • 4 cups water or stock
  • 1/3 cup dried mushrooms (reconstituted)
  • lemon juice & honey to taste
  • salt & pepper to taste (or my Secret Ingredient)


  • Sauté onion in olive oil. As it softens, add meat and sauté until brown.
  • Add sauerkraut, water or stock, mushrooms and tomato sauce and simmer for 30 minutes. Add lemon juice (about 1 tbsp or so), honey, salt & pepper to taste. Let simmer for another 30 minutes or so to merge flavors.
  • Serve nice & hot with a good crusty bread.