*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                              Sauerkraut Soup
 
 Recipe By     : Mom
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Soup                             Soups/Stews
                 Stew
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1      lb            sauerkraut -- drained
    1      large         firm cabbage
    3      tablespoons   butter or bacon fat
    1      large         onion -- thinly sliced
    1      rib           celery -- finely chopped
    2      cloves        garlic
    2      cups          canned plum tomatoes
    1      lbs           beef short ribs
    2      quarts        beef broth
                         salt and pepper to taste
                         juice of one lemon
    2      tablespoons   sugar
    2      tablespoons   flour
    1      tablespoon    minced parsley
    1      tablespoon    dill weed
    1      cup           sour cream
 
 Drain sauerkraut and rinse with cold water; squeeze dry.  Put in large pot.
  Shred cabbage and add to pot.  Heat 2 T fat and cook onion, celery and
 garlic till translucent.  Add tomatoes, short ribs, stock, salt and pepper
 and bring to a boil.  Reduce heat and simmer two hours or until meat is
 tender.  Add lemon juice and sugar and cook for 10 minutes more.  Cook the
 flour in the remaining butter or bacon fat until golden in color.  Stir
 into the soup and cook 20 minutes longer.  Serve garnished with a dollop of
 sour cream and a sprinkling of parsley and dill.
 
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