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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 87.3
  • Total Fat: 3.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 19.2 mg
  • Sodium: 548.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 5.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.6 g
  • Protein: 6.9 g

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Mom's Sauerkraut Soup

Submitted by: HRH2MOMMY

Introduction

This is a perfect way to prepare leftover ham, including bone. This is a perfect way to prepare leftover ham, including bone.
Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    10 c. water
    1 ham bone
    2 bay leaves, whole
    2 c. ham, cut into bite-size pieces
    2 (14.5 oz.) cans sauerkraut
    1 (15.5 oz.) can Dark Red Kidney Beans
    1/3 c. water
    3 tbsp. Corn Starch

Directions

1) In a Dutch Oven, cover ham bone with water. Add bay leaves. Cover and simmer for 1 hour.

2) Remove bone. Add ham pieces, sauerkraut, and kidney beans. Bring to a boil.

3) Meanwhile, mix together 1/3 c, water with 3 tbsp. cornstarch. Sitr until smooth. Add to soup, and continue to stir, 5 min, until soup comes back to a boil.

4) Remove bay leaves before serving.

Makes 8 1-cup servings.

*Refrigerated sauerkraut can also be used in lieu of canned.

(This recipe was passed down from the Polish linage of my family.)

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user HRH2MOMMY.






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  • Incredible!
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    This recipe is awesome! I made it with polish sausage though and it was so very good :)

    To answer TimothyD's question, a serving turned out to be about 2-cups :) - 8/22/07

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  • Very Good
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Great Soup! I also add chopped carrot and diced tomatoes. I used navy beans instead of red kidney. - 6/4/09

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  • 4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This is an excellent soup. It's easy and very, very tasty. It's unusual which I loved. I will definitely make it again!!!!
    - 2/23/09

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  • Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Excellent! DH had tossed bone. I simmered 2 C. chopped ham, 4 C. of veg. stock, 4 C. of water & one pkt. of ham flavoring for 1/2 hour. added sauerkraut, 2 cans dark kidney beans, 1 T. mint sauce, 1 1/2 t. mint flakes & gourmet cracked pepper, 3 T. flour & 2/3 C. water & simmered 1/2 hour. YUMMEE! - 12/31/08

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I'm also kinda doubtful about the sodium content. Canned beans, ham, and kraut? Sorry, but I just have a difficult time figuring the sodium could be that low. - 6/14/09

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    mmm i love sauerkraut soup! my family is czech and we make it a little differently. we use pork ribs, sauerkraut and sour cream. then top it off with a dallop of mashed potatoes. - 2/20/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    My husband ate this even thought he doesn't like sauerkraut. A bit of pepper was good. - 12/27/08

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I thought it was pretty darn tasty. I didn't have a ham bone so I simmered the ham and bay leaf together for about a half hour and then tossed in the rest of the ingredients. I'll probably throw in an extra can of beans next time. Also recommend some fresh ground pepper. - 1/1/08

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I like hearing about the alternatives. I think it'd be great to hear more versions of using sauerkraut. We used to have pork hocks boiled in sauerkraut served over mashed potatoes...yummy! I'm not so sure about the beans in with the kraut, but putting whole or cut up potatoes sounds pretty good.:) - 1/2/10

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  • O.K.
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Something seems to be missing from this recipe. - 1/11/09

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  • Bad
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Maybe I'm missing a Polish tastebud but this just wasn't good. I first tried it as directed and then added a can of Rotel tomatoes to spark it up - didn't work. The ham seemed to fade away so maybe sausage would better. Sweetener missing? I may still play around with it since I love kraut - 1/10/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I have made something similiar to this before. But instead of beans, I added potatoes and carrots. Like a ham stew but with kraut added. I will definitely try this. Sounds really good to me, I love kraut! - 12/27/08

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I couldn't figure out how the sodium could be so low until I checked the Ingredients details. That says that only 4 TBS of kraut was used in the calulations. Makes a big difference if you chane that to 4 cups. - 12/6/08

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  • O.K.
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I thought this sounded good, but now I remember why I don't like sauerkraut. It is way to sauerkrauty for me, but if that's your thing I'm sure you'll like it. I agree it could probably use more beans. - 1/9/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    FANTASTIC - 1/6/08

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  • No bone - used 1/2 T of ham flavored soup base in 3 C water. Soup base has salt, so rinsed beans & kraut to remove some salt. We like kraut but not real strong so used 1 can milder bavarian style & 2 cans beans. Didn't use corn starch. Allowed to cook together for a while. Was like a stew. Repeater. - 1/3/11

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  • can't wait to try it - 1/2/11

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  • I'm definitely putting sour kraut on my shopping list! - 12/29/10

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  • This was a simple soup with unique ingredients. I am a vegetarian so omited the ham and bone and used 1 C veg broth and 4 C water, adding 1 carrot, 2 celery stalks and 1 bag of brocolli. Used bagged kraut and rinsed the kraut and beans very well in homes of decreasing the sodium. Will make again! - 2/3/10

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  • I called our church mom who makes something similar for our soup and sandwich fundraisers - she suggested another can of beans and a chopped apple - cause she uses half sour kraut and half fresh cabbage. I added the beans and apple and it is yummy, and I haven't even thickened it yet. - 1/30/10

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  • I used northern beans instead of kidney beans and added onion and black pepper. It was very filling. I am not a big fan of Sauerkraut but it was tasty! - 1/6/10

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  • My mother made sauerkraut soup for us all the time. She used diced potatoes instead of the beans. Was a definite family favorite!!! - 1/4/10

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  • My husband and both liked this soup. It's filling, yet not heavy. I ground pepper on top of the soup before it came to the first boil. - 1/3/10

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  • Absolutely loved this! I added carrots and canned tomatoes for thick richer soup. also used fridge. kraut and 2 cans beans. great for a cold winter day! - 1/3/10

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  • This was good and I enjoyed it. - 1/3/10

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  • I think I will try to make this with sweet and sour red cabbage and pork roast. much less sodium. - 1/2/10

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  • I have a boneless ham. Will it make a difference if I make the soup without one? - 1/2/10

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  • This is going in my "cookbook" to try later this week. Does I'm thinking to add a dash of carraway seed to the kraut. - 1/2/10

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  • sounds different. - 6/14/09

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  • I love sauerkraut soup. I usually have make my own recipe but I look forward to trying your mother's recipe! It sounds tasty. - 6/14/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I have never tried sauerkraut soup with beans. For a Vegetarian version, no meat but I will use veggie bouillon and meatless sausage. I will let you know how it tastes... - 2/20/09

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Kraut sauer or sweet is definetley good for your digestion and helps with loosing weight. - 1/1/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    sounds GOOd. Anxious to try. - 12/29/08

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I love sauerkraut and will definitely try this recipe. It sounds delicious! - 12/28/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    this the best, i,m polish and we use tukey polish sasuage no beans , but will try the beans , more fiber you all must try this its da best aloha - 12/27/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This sounds good, and will put my left over ham to use today! - 12/27/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    NEBBIE00, I was so glad to read your post. Most people dish (pun intended) a recipe by saying it isn't good. You told us you don't like sauerkraut, which makes us understand why you didn't like this soup. - 12/27/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This sounds great. A nice way to use the left overs and to get something warm for lunch next week. :) - 12/27/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    this sounds great - 12/27/08

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    ive been looking for something yummy to start the new year off right. thanks for sharing~ - 12/27/08

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Our version has canned tomatoes instead of the beans and we rinse the kraut under water before adding. Also dad used to use the stock left over from boiling fresh polish sausage. Never put the meat in it, sometimes a boiled potato. - 12/6/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Love all the ingredients will definely try it thanks - 12/6/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    would rinsing the sauerkraut first reduce the sodium? I have sodium reduce ham that I could use in it... - 12/6/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I LOVE Kraut, but wonder if a ham shank could be used in place of the bone and cubed ham (removing the bone after cooking)? Any ideas? Sounds FANTASTIC!!!!! - 1/2/08

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I have been looking for thus recipe. I used to get this soup at a restaurant, but I' ve moved and I've not been able to duplicate it. Thanks - 12/31/07

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I have ham and I know how to use it. Nice new slant on leftovers - will try to make it this week. - 12/30/07

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Will make this soon. Like the sound of it as, being of Polish extraction too, I love sauerkraut, but I've never had the soup with kidney beans before!! - 12/30/07

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I will probably make it. Will probably use the sausage instead. Love sauerkraut.

    I wonder if you can use1/2 water and 1/2 chicken broth? - 12/29/07

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very Good! Now I know what to do with the big left over ham bone! Great recipe.. Fifty1 - 12/29/07

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    It sounds great and will make it for sure, - 12/29/07

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    will try tonite - 12/29/07

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    sodium content to high for me - 12/29/07

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I'm concerned about the sodium level.. with the ham and krat.. I would have thought it would have been hire - 12/29/07

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Didn't care for it - 12/29/07

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  • Wow. Love sauerkraut. Love this soup recipe! - 8/29/07

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    how much is a serving without measuring the whole batch?
    1 cup? 6 cups? - 8/18/07

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