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Roasted Bolognese & Sauerkraut Soup

Serves 6 to 8


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       If you are a fan of the roasted tomato flavor, lover of a bolognese style sauce and crazy about sauerkraut, this is a soup for you. We know that adding some lemon juice or a dash of vinegar can dramatically bring out the flavor of soups.

       Adding sauerkraut to the tomato base gives it that finishing touch — it embarks a welcome flair of tartness.It offers a slight sour note that you may like and I crave for in many of dishes.



  • 1 lb. 80% chuck beef – ground
  • 1 tblsp. butter
  • 3 tblsp.olive oil
  • 3/41 cup chopped onion – medium
  • 3 cloves garlic – medium chopped
  • 1 tsp. chopped, dry basil
  • 1/3 cup red wine
  • 1 can (28 oz.) petite diced, roasted tomatoes
  • 1 can (10 oz.) diced tomatoes with green chillies – mild1
  • 1 (6 oz.) can tomato paste
  • 4 cups Sauerkraut
  • 1 to 1-1/2 tsp. salt to taste
  • 1/4 to 1/2 tsp. black ground pepper

  1 Choose a brand of your choice.

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  • Add oil, butter and onion into 5 qt. pot or Dutch oven;
  • Stir and sauteé on medium heat until translucent;
  • Add chopped garlic, and sauteé until aroma is released;
  • Crumble and add ground beef, salt and pepper;
  • Brown the beef until it has lost its raw color;
  • Add wine and stir;
  • Add tomatoes and tomato paste, stir thoroughly and bring to boil;
  • When tomatoes begin to bubble, reduce heat to a very lazy simmer;
  • Cook covered for 1 hour, stir from time to time;
  • 10 minutes prior to finish time, add saurkraut (do not drain, reserve liquid for other use) and bring to simmer

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About San Marzano D.O.P. Tomatoes

       If you wish, buy whole, canned Italian tomatoes and dice them yourself, for a more enhanced flavor.

A Sample Bran: 


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Do not confuse San Marzano "Style" sold at major chain stores with an authentic D.O.P. Certified product.
  • D.O.P Certified (Protected Designation of Origin) San Marzano tomatoes, only grown in the volcanic soil around Mount Vesuvius.
  • Sweet Italian plum tomatoes , perfect for pasta sauce and pizza.Imported from Italy, from the Campania region.
  • San Marzano tomatoes are thinner and more pointed than Roma tomatoes and the flesh is much thicker with fewer seeds, and the taste is stronger, sweeter and less acidic.

This brand example is for information only. It is not an endorsement of the product.


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