Slow-Cooked Sauerkraut Soup
Total TimePrep: 20 min. Cook: 5 hours
Makes12 servings (about 3 quarts)
Absolutely delicious!! My wife doesn't like sauerkraut, but loves this soup. I've made it twice now and both times it was a hit. As one reviewer suggested, the packaged kraut from the deli is a bit tastier as it seems to be more tangy. Just for kicks, add a couple tablespoons of sour cream to your individual bowl of soup. It gives it a unique taste that complements the other flavors. Then wait a couple hours and hop on the treadmill.
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This recipe is great!! One change I've made is to use the packaged kraut found in the deli case at the grocery store. It is less bitten than canned. Other than that, Grandma Leilich would say, "Heerlijke soep !!"
I love this recipe!
Very tasty soup. I scaled it for the two of us, and subbed broccoli stems (diced), and left out the chicken and bacon. Also, since I prefer not to use canned soup, I made a white sauce and spiced it up some. I'll make this again - always looking for good slow-cooker recipes. :)
To Dave! Get over it! If you don't like canned soup visit other websites.
It is not a real recipe if you are using canned soup!Dave.
Here's how I changed it...I used homemade sauerkraut, drained, but not rinsed, 15 oz. I made a homemade substitute for the mushroom soup that I found online. There are bad things and a lot of sodium in canned mushroom soup concentrate. Used apple cider vinegar, because that's what I had. No PEPPER. I hate black pepper...it's me, not you. No bacon garnish. Didn't need it. I used grass-fed, already-cooked kielbasa and already cooked chicken breast from Costco.. NEXT TIME: I will not add the cooked meat until about four hours into the cooking process. The kielbasa was "overcooked" as it was already cooked. But, hey, live and learn. It was SO delicious. I don't usually cook because I work and hubby is retired so he does all of the cooking. He's good and so why should I? But I thought, "I think I can do this." I have to say...it's GOOD! He went back for seconds and that pretty much never happens when I cook. So...THANKS!! This recipe is really great!! BUT BUT BUT...if you don't like sauerkraut, you're NOT going to like this. Don't criticize if you don't like sauerkraut. It's called "sauerkraut soup" for goodness sake!! :O)
Make this with ham rather than sausage. Very dissapointed! Rinsed sauerkraut as directed but sauerkraut taste was overwhelming. Both my husband and I like sauerkraut but not like this. Won’t recommend or make again!
Absolutely Delicious- I came across this recipe and could not wait for the first really cold day to make it. My family was skeptical because I'm a big fan of All German foods and were like (sauerkraut again!!!-Eye roll). It was so easy to put together and I added in a few extras that worked well/ some parsnips, rutabaga and got my recipes mixed up and added some caraway seeds ( confirmed relish by the fam to be yummy) in addition to the dill. I ended up using Bratwurst instead of kielbasa and chicken and it definitely enhanced the smokey flavor even more. Bacon on top made it WOW! Highly recommend