Headline News


1tablespoonlard, or oil
1eachonion, finely diced
1cupsauerkraut, chopped
1cupdill pickles, shredded
4cupchicken stock OR low-sodium chicken broth
1eachham hock
1salt, to taste
1pepper, to taste


Heat the oil in a soup pot, add the onion and cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Add the sauerkraut, pickles, stock and ham hock. Cover, bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer for 45 minutes.

Season to taste with salt and pepper. Remove ham hock and serve. This soup is delicious when accompanied by sour cream and some fresh dill.