Kaspusniak (Ukrainian Sauerkraut Soup)

What You Need:

-Pork Short Ribs -Water -Bay Leaves -Bacon -Yellow Onion -Carrots

-Potatoes -Sauerkraut -Salt -Ground Pepper -Dill

1

Add pork ribs to a pot along with bay leaves and water. Place a lid on top and bring the pot to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to low and let simmer for 45 minutes.

Cook Pork 

2

Meanwhile, chop bacon and cook in a skillet over medium heat for about 3 minutes to render some of the fat. 

Cook Bacon

3

Add onion (diced) and carrots (chopped) to the skillet with the bacon and continue to sauté over medium for 4-5 more minutes.

Add Carrots And Onion

4

Remove the pork ribs from the pot. Add the sautéed bacon and vegetables, potatoes, garlic, and sauerkraut, salt, and pepper to the pot. Place a lid on the pot and bring it to a boil over high heat, then reduce the heat to low and let simmer for 20 minutes or until the potatoes are fork-tender.

Add To The Pot

5

Meanwhile, cut the cooled pork ribs into small pieces.

Cut Pork

6

Remove the bay leaves, add the chopped pork ribs back to the soup, stir, and adjust the salt to taste, if you wish.

Add Pork Back

7

Serve the soup hot with some fresh dill, a dollop of sauerkraut, and some bread for dipping!

Stir And Serve

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