Recipe courtesy of Rachael Ray
Episode: Bowled Over
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Ham, Bean and Bacon Soup with Sauerkraut
Total:
55 min
Active:
55 min
Yield:
4 to 6 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
55 min
Active:
55 min
Yield:
4 to 6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

  • A drizzle olive or vegetable oil
  • 4 ounces lean, smoky bacon, chopped 
  • 12 ounces ham steak, 1/2-inch dice 
  • 2 tablespoons butter 
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped 
  • 2 onions, chopped 
  • 2 starchy potatoes, peeled and chopped (about 1 1/2 pounds) 
  • 1 large carrot, chopped 
  • 1 large fresh bay leaf 
  • 4 cups chicken stock 
  • 2 pounds sauerkraut, rinsed and drained 
  • One 15-ounce can white or red kidney beans 
  • Salt and pepper 
  • A handful fresh parsley leaves, chopped, for garnish 
  • Rye or sourdough bread, to pass 

Directions

Heat the oil in soup pot or Dutch oven. Add the bacon and brown. Remove the bacon, and reserve. Add the ham and brown, then remove and reserve. Melt in the butter, and add the garlic, onions, potatoes, carrots and bay leaf. Partially cover and cook to soften, 10 minutes. Add the stock, 2 cups water, the reserved ham and bacon, the sauerkraut and beans, and simmer until potatoes are cooked and soup flavor combines, 15 minutes more. Season with salt and pepper.

Cool completely and store for a make-ahead meal.

To serve, reheat over medium heat. Add the parsley just before serving and pass bread at the table.

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