Finnish Sauerkraut Soup

Finnish Sauerkraut Soup Recipe

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Elaine Douglas


I don't know where I got this recipe. It is a delicious main course served with rye bread, cheese, cold cuts.
Then off to the sauna and a roll in the snow.


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10 Min
2 Hr 30 Min
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1 lb
beef; trimmed of fat and cut into small cubes
ham bone or a few chunks of smoked ham
3 c
6 c
beef stock
bay leaves
whole allspice
salt and pepper
garnish with dollops of sour cream

How to Make Finnish Sauerkraut Soup


  • 1Place all ingredients into a large saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer. partially covered, for about 2 1/2 hours over medium-low heat.
  • 2Season with salt and pepper to taste. Remove allspice and bay leaves.
  • 3When ready to serve, ladle into bowls and top with a spoonful of thick sour cream.

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About Finnish Sauerkraut Soup

Course/Dish: Other Soups
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Eastern European
Dietary Needs: Low Carb
Other Tag: Healthy

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