Hot and Sour Soup with Frank’s Kraut and Pastrami
1 inch slice pastrami (a little over a pound, depending on your deli)
1 can Frank’s Kraut 14oz can Frank’s Kraut, with the juice
½ pound potatoes yellow potatoes, diced
½ cup Onion sweet yellow onion, diced
¼ cup carrots diced
¼ cup celery diced
2 tbs apple cider vinegar
2-3 tbs sugar brown
1 ½ quarts stock of your choice, (vegetable, chicken, beef, etc.)
- Dice pastrami and vegetables into similarly sized pieces and set aside; pastrami in one bowl vegetables in another.
- Place pastrami in a pan over medium heat with about a tablespoon of oil or melted butter. Sautee until meat begins to brown slightly. Place browned meat back in bowl and set aside.
- Place vegetables into pan and cook over medium heat until they begin to brown and have become tender. Pour in can of Frank’s Kraut, including its juice, and the 2 tablespoons of vinegar. Reduce. Once liquid has reduced by half, stir in brown sugar, pastrami and stock.
- Season with salt and pepper to taste, and allow to simmer over medium-medium low heat for 15 minutes.