Mom's Sauerkraut Soup

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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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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


    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


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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