Special Diets | 5 January 2016Slovak Sauerkraut Soup Share article facebook twitter google pinterest Comfort food is a must-have during the winter. But with those weight-loss resolutions looming, it can be hard to justify it. This low-carb Slovak Sauerkraut Soup from The KetoDiet Cookbook is the perfect solution! With layers upon layers of incredible flavor, this soup will have you feeling like you’re indulging without putting your resolutions at risk! Based on a delicious so up made in Slovakia an d the Czech Republic during the holiday season, this recipe is one of my absolute favorites! It’s low-carb comfort food at its best. 10 Servings – 20 Mins – 2 Hours INGREDIENTS 1.3 pounds (600 g) pork shoulder ¼ cup (56 g/2 oz) ghee or lard ¼ teaspoon each ground cloves and nutmeg 1.3 pounds (600 g) sauerkraut 1 ½ cups (45 g/1.6 oz) wild mushrooms, dried 2 cloves garlic, crushed 2 tablespoons (30 g/1.1 oz) tomato puree, unsweetened 1 teaspoon each whole peppercorns and salt 1 tablespoon (7 g/0.24 oz) caraway seeds 4 bay leaves 2 cups (480 ml/16 fl oz) Bone Broth 1 ½ quarts (1.5 L/50.7 fl oz) water 1 large (200 g/7.1 oz) Hungarian salami, sliced 1 medium (500 g/17.6 oz) rutabaga Dice the pork into medium-sized pieces. Heat the ghee in a large pot and then add the pork, ground cloves, and nutmeg. Brown the meat on all sides, stirring frequently. Add the sauerkraut, dried mushrooms, crushed garlic, tomato puree, peppercorns, caraway seeds, bay leaves, salt, Bone Broth, and water. Cover with a lid and let the mixture simmer for 60 to 75 minutes or until the sauerkraut is tender. Slice the sausage. Peel and dice the rutabaga into medium pieces and set aside. Once the sauerkraut is tender, add the sausage and rutabaga and cook for another 15 to 20 minutes or until the rutabaga is tender. If using heavy whipping cream, pour it in now and mix well. When done, remove the soup from the heat and taste. Season it with more salt if needed. Remove the pepercorns and bay leaves before serving. Try with a dollop of sour cream and a side of Ultimate Keto Buns (page 24). TIPS • If you don’t eat pork, you can use beef, such as braising steak, instead; however, beef may require additional cooking time. • If you think the soup will be too sour for you, place the sauerkraut in a colander and rinse with cold water before adding it to the soup. • Use a spice bag for easy removal of the peppercorns and bay leaf when the soup is done. NUTRITION FACTS PER SERVING Total carbs: 11.8 g Fiber: 4 g Net carbs: 7.7 g Protein: 17.7 g Fat: 25.5 g Energy: 345 kcal Macronutrient ratio: Calories from carbs (9%), protein (21%), fat (70%) Buy from an Online Retailer US: UK: Live the Ketogenic Diet Easily and Deliciously! You love your Paleo or low-carb diet, but is it enough to give your metabolism the jolt it needs to really burn off that extra weight in order to live a healthier life? By eating foods higher in good fats, moderate protein, and little-to-no carbohydrates, you’ll feel less hungry. Not only that, but your body begins to burn fats stores instead of the carbohydrates and glucose that usually bog down your system. The KetoDiet Cookbook contains 150 recipes and practical information for living and adhering to a ketogenic lifestyle. Martina Slajerova, founder of the KetoDiet blog, provides a complete guide to the ketogenic diet based on the most recent research. Discover the science behind the ketogenic diet and the abundant practical solutions that benefit both beginners and advanced keto-dieters. Indulge in 150 recipes created to be perfectly compatible with ketogenic, low-carb, high-fat, gluten-free, grain free, Paleo, primal, and ancestral diets. Recipes featured in The KetoDiet Cookbook are totally free of: – Grain – Sugar – Potatoes – Legumes – Additives/Artificial sweeteners – Unhealthy oils/fats Dairy-free options are also included. With soups, breakfasts, appetizers, sides, and sauces, you’ll be enjoying delicious meals while giving your body the boost it deserves! Share article facebook twitter google pinterest If you have any comments on this article please contact us or get in touch via social media.