Sauerkraut and Kielbasa Soup

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You can substitute different sausages, but kielbasa provides a rich smoky flavor to this hearty soup.

Difficulty: Easy

Hands-on: 25 minutesTotal: 40 minutes

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 lb. kielbasa, cut into 1" chunks
  • ¾ cup sliced yellow onion
  • ¾ cup peeled and diced red-skinned potato (about ¼" dice)
  • ¼ cup minced celery
  • 4 cups beef stock
  • ½ cup flat beer
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp. caraway seeds
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1½ cups sauerkraut, rinsed and drained

Directions

  • Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the sausage and cook until well-browned, about 6 minutes, stirring frequently. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the sausage to a plate. Set aside.
  • Add the onions and cook until soft, about 4 minutes. Add the potatoes, celery, stock, beer, bay leaf, caraway, salt, and pepper; bring to a simmer and cook until the potatoes are tender, about 15 minutes.
  • Add the sausage and sauerkraut and simmer until the flavors are blended. Serve hot in warm soup bowls.

Recipe Information

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 lb. kielbasa, cut into 1" chunks
  • ¾ cup sliced yellow onion
  • ¾ cup peeled and diced red-skinned potato (about ¼" dice)
  • ¼ cup minced celery
  • 4 cups beef stock
  • ½ cup flat beer
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp. caraway seeds
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1½ cups sauerkraut, rinsed and drained

Directions

  • Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the sausage and cook until well-browned, about 6 minutes, stirring frequently. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the sausage to a plate. Set aside.
  • Add the onions and cook until soft, about 4 minutes. Add the potatoes, celery, stock, beer, bay leaf, caraway, salt, and pepper; bring to a simmer and cook until the potatoes are tender, about 15 minutes.
  • Add the sausage and sauerkraut and simmer until the flavors are blended. Serve hot in warm soup bowls.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories550
Total Fat33g
Saturated Fat13g
Cholesterol80mg
Sodium2310mg
Total Carbohydrate17g
Dietary Fiber2g
Sugars4g
Protein20g