German Sauerkraut Soup

Linda Dembroski who originated the recipe said: "This German New Year's soup contains pork and sauerkraut for good luck in the new year. It's wonderful with fresh warm bread. This recipe has been a family tradition for forty years"

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  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Sauté onion and garlic until tender; set aside.
  • Put ham hocks, onion, garlic and water into a stockpot, season with pepper to taste, cover and bring to a simmer for 1 1/2 hours.
  • Stir the sauerkraut and beans or potatoes into the soup.
  • Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Remove bacon into the stockpot, reserving drippings.
  • Stir flour into the bacon drippings to make a roux. Stir the roux into the soup.
  • Continue to simmer the soup until thick, and potatoes if you are using them are tender.
  • Remove from the heat and stir in the sour cream. Serve.
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"Linda Dembroski who originated the recipe said: "This German New Year's soup contains pork and sauerkraut for good luck in the new year. It's wonderful with fresh warm bread. This recipe has been a family tradition for forty years""

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    Linda Dembroski who originated the recipe said: "This German New Year's soup contains pork and sauerkraut for good luck in the new year. It's wonderful with fresh warm bread. This recipe has been a family tradition for forty years"
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