Cabbage Potato and Sauerkraut Soup
3 Onions, large, diced
2 Cabbages, green, medium size, cut
2 – 2 lb. cans Tomatoes, crushed
3 lbs. Red Potatoes
2 lbs. Sauerkraut
1 tbsp. Garlic, crushed (optional)
6 tbsp. Paprika, Hungarian sweet
1-1/2 tbsps. Caraway Seeds
6 Bay Leaves
Juice of 1 Lemon (optional)
This cabbage, red potato and sauerkraut soup recipe is best prepared on the stovetop in a large soup pot. It is also great for leftovers, and can be stored in the covered pot in the refrigerator for a few days. This soup is a variation of our Transylvanian Goulash with Brown Rice recipe.
Peel and wash the onions and garlic (if used), dice the onions and crush the garlic and add to the soup pot with 2 quarts of cold water. Add the crushed tomatoes, bay leaves, caraway seeds, paprika, and mix well. Turn the heat on to high until the water begins to boil, and then reduce the heat to simmer.
While the water is heating in the pot, wash and clean the cabbage and red potatoes (or another kind of potato if you don’t have red), and remove the eyes or bad spots.
Slice and cut the cabbages into bite sized pieces, coarsely dice the potatoes, and add to the soup pot and mix well. Initially the veggies may rise above the liquid, but by mixing the soup every five minutes or so, the cabbage will wilt, and the liquid will just cover the veggies.
Add the sauerkraut and mix in thoroughly, and continue simmering the soup until all the veggies are cooked. Turn off the heat and mix in the lemon juice, if desired. Total preparation and cooking time is a little less than 2 hours.
Serve and enjoy.
The above vegan recipe is in keeping with God’s creation intent (Genesis 1:29-31): ‘Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds of the air and all the creatures that move on the ground– everything that has the breath of life in it– I give every green plant for food.” And it was so. God saw all that he had made, and it was very good.’ (NIV) Let no animal suffer or die that we may live
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