Finnish Sauerkraut Soup

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By Elaine Douglas
from Vancouver, BC

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.

serves 4
prep time 10 Min
cook time 2 Hr 30 Min
method Stove Top


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

How To Make

  • 1
    Place 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.
  • 2
    Season with salt and pepper to taste. Remove allspice and bay leaves.
  • 3
    When ready to serve, ladle into bowls and top with a spoonful of thick sour cream.