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Reuben Soup

March 25, 2014

After the Reuben Sandwich this is now my favorite leftover from a wonderful corned beef dinner.  Actually it is so good you will be making more corned beef dinners.  This tasty soup is from Closet Cooking, which I always check on what they are making.  For more corned beef recipes you should definitely take a look.


Reuben Soup


  • 3 T. Unsalted Butter
  • 1 Onion (diced)
  • 2 Garlic Cloves (minced)
  • 1/2 t. Red Pepper Flakes (more or less, to your taste)
  • 1/4 C. Flour
  • 4 C. Chicken Stock
  • 1 C. Cooked Corned Beef (cut bite size or shredded)
  • 1 C. Sauerkraut (drained)
  • 2-3 Potatoes (peeled, cut bite size)
  • 1 T. Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 t. Pickling Spices
  • 1/4 t. Caraway Seeds
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 1/4 C. Heavy Cream
  • 1-2 C. Rye Croutons
  • 1 C. Swiss Cheese (grated)
  • Handful of Fresh Parsley (snipped)


  1. Saute the onion in the butter about 5 minutes; add the garlic, red pepper flakes and saute another minute
  2. Mix in the flour and stir for 2-3 minutes
  3. Add the stock, deglaze the pan; add the potatoes and cook on low for about 10 minutes
  4. Add the corned beef, sauerkraut, Worcestershire sauce, pickling spices, caraway seeds and bay leaves; bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer about 10 minutes*
  5. Add the cream and season with salt and pepper to taste (remove the bay leaves)
  6. Stir in 1/2 C. grated swiss cheese
  7. Serve in warmed bowls and garnish with the rye croutons, grated swiss cheese and fresh parsley




Serves: 6

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. March 31, 2014 06:32


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  2. March 27, 2014 18:47

    Fantastic idea. Am pinning for next year.

  3. Mythoughts76 permalink
    March 26, 2014 07:20

    The Polish people have recipes for soup with sauerkraut, kielbasa, potatoes etc, very similar to your soup. I imagine this tastes wonderful..

    • April 1, 2014 19:18

      So many flavors, just wonderful. Thank you for the reminder regarding Polish foods. I shop at a great Polish deli weekly!

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