"This soup has a rich, smoky flavor. The recipe makes a gracious plenty, and the fall season is just cool enough to where you can really sit down and enjoy this soup!" — Holly
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cubed beef stew meat
smoked pork butt
finely chopped cabbage
kielbasa sausage, sliced thin
1 (29 ounce) can
salt and pepper to taste
As previous reviewers have stated, this is extremely rich flavored; a little goes a long way. I made exactly as stated the first time, but would make the following changes next time: Cut the cabbage and saurekraut by 1/2 (I ended up with two stockpots to hold everything!), to reduce the richness use 1/2 lb of smoked butt, degrease everything really well, and add 2 lbs of cubed red potatoes to soak up the juices. The soup improves if you prepare it the night before and degrease the broth the next day, the flavors meld together and mellow slightly, making it much more enjoyable.
We really enjoyed the soup and will make
again. It makes enough to feed the
Lithuanian Army, however, freezes well.
I couldn't use 4#'s of cabbage as my soup pot isn't large enough. I used
less smoked pork butt as 1# would be
too strong. Wonderful winter soup.
It is rich, and there is plenty of it, but the our slovaic family found this soup to be too flavorful for our liking. Consisering the cost of all the ingredients, I don't think we'll try it again.
Made this for a small dinner party. Everyone really liked it! Even those who aren't sauerkraut eaters.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Lithuanian Pork Spareribs and Sauerkraut Soup
Serving Size: 1/10 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 10
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 762
** Calories from Fat: 506
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