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Sauerkraut Sausage Soup Recipe

Course: Lunch
Cuisine: Hungarian
Keyword: sauerkraut sausage soup recipe, sauerkraut soup, sauerkraut soup recipe
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 494kcal
Author: Timea
I definitely want to present the recipe of the most consumed soup on the first day of the year: sauerkraut sausage soup recipe. Named in popular terms as the "drunkards soup", it is the most suitable preparation to cure the hangover, after the New Year's Eve party.
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  • 1 kg sauerkraut
  • 2 pieces medium size onions
  • 250 g smoked sausage
  • 250 g smoked pork ribs
  • 150 ml sunflower oil
  • 2 tbsp cumin powder
  • 1 tbsp freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tbsp vegetable mix
  • 2 tbsp wheat flour
  • 1 tbsp sweet paprika powder


  • In a pot of soup, I heated a little sunflower oil, in which we will fry the chopped onion. Fry onion for about 3-4 minutes, until it becomes translucent.
  • Add the sauerkraut in the pot, and mix a little the cabbage with the fried onion. Season with two teaspoons of cumin powder and a teaspoon of freshly ground pepper.
  • Fill the pot with cold water, I put about two litres, and let it boil over medium heat for about 20-30 minutes. After about half an hour, we can add the smoked ribs cut into pieces and sliced sausages in the pot. Boil another 20 minutes, during which time we prepare the thickening.
  • Add this thickener to the soup using a sieve and let it boil another 5-10 minutes.
  • Add a tablespoon of cream and serve with chilli and fresh bread.


Here are some ideas for anyone who wants to try this recipe:
- taste the sauerkraut before, and if necessary wash it
- you can only use smoked sausages, but choose high-quality pork sausages
- you can make soup without using the thickening, for this add the paprika powder at the beginning over the fried onion
- taste the soup before adding salt, it may not be necessary, nor have I added at all
I wish you well and I look forward to your ideas.


Serving: 1grams | Calories: 494kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 44g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 1489mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 3g