German Sauerkraut Soup

German Sauerkraut Soup

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"This German New Year's soup contains pork and sauerkraut for good luck in the new year. It's wonderful with fresh warm bread. This recipe has been a family tradition for forty years"

Ingredients

2 h 15 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 869 cals
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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 869 kcal
  • 43%
  • Fat:
  • 68.7 g
  • 106%
  • Carbs:
  • 14.6g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 46 g
  • 92%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 186 mg
  • 62%
  • Sodium:
  • 873 mg
  • 35%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Sautee onion and garlic until tender; set aside. Put ham hocks, onion, garlic and water into a stockpot, season with pepper to taste, cover and bring to a simmer for 1 1/2 hours.
  2. Stir the sauerkraut and beans into the soup. Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Remove bacon into the stockpot, reserving drippings. Stir flour into the bacon drippings to make a roux. Stir the roux into the soup. Continue to simmer the soup until thick. Remove from the heat and stir in the sour cream. Serve.
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After reading other reviews that stated this soup seemed bland I made a few changes. First, I didn't saute the onions and I don't think it really made any difference. I used a meaty ham bone in...

I couldn't believe it when I saw this recipe! I grew up on the stuff and have been craving it since the temperatures have dropped. The only difference was the addition of sour cream. For the r...

One word -- biohazard. This soup lacked in body, flavor, and balance all of which are essential to the success of a soup.