LaBonn’s Soupe Russian Cabbage Soup

By The Krautfather  

September 25, 2012


1 small head green cabbage (about 1-1/2 lb,) OR

1 lb. prepared sauerkraut

1 TB unsalted butter

1 quart tomato juice OR

V-8 vegetalbe juice

1 quart chicken broth

Salt to taste

Ground black pepper to taste

1/3 cup sugar, or to taste

1/4 cup red wine vinegar

2 tsp. lemon juice

1 cup golden or dark raisins


1Core and thinly slice cabbage (can use food processor fit the thinnest blade) or drain sauerkraut, discard pickling liquid, rinse well under cold running water, and squeeze dry.

2Melt butter in a 3-quart Dutch oven over medium-low heat.

3Add cabbage or sauerkraut and cook, stirring occasionally, over medium heat until it begins to wilt, about 10 minutes.

4Add all remaining ingredients.

5Raise heat to high and bring to a boil.

6Reduce heat to medium, cover partially, and simmer until cabbage is tender, about 30 minutes.

7Taste to adjust seasonings, adding a bit more sugar or lemon juice if desired.

8When ready to serve, ladle into warmed soup bowls, and garnish with a rounded tablespoon of sour cream in the center.


1 Review


June 22, 2017

better soups can be made with kraut

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