Hot and Sour Soup with Frank’s Kraut and Pastrami

Hot and Sour Soup with Frank’s Kraut and Pastrami

Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins
Ready-in 25 mins
Yields 4 Servings


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.)


  1. Dice pastrami and vegetables into similarly sized pieces and set aside; pastrami in one bowl vegetables in another.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Season with salt and pepper to taste, and allow to simmer over medium-medium low heat for 15 minutes.

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