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SAUSAGE SAUERKRAUT SOUP

Serves 4

Ingredients
  

  • 1 ½ C cooked chicken chopped
  • 8 oz smoked Polish sausage link chopped (preferably homemade—see recipes in Meats section)
  • 1 small potato pared and cut into ½ inch cubes (about ¾ C)
  • 1 medium carrot peeled and cut into ½ inch cubes (about ½ C)
  • ½ C onion chopped
  • ½ C celery sliced
  • 10 ¾ oz can condensed cream of mushroom soup
  • 8 oz can sauerkraut rinsed and drained
  • 4 oz mushrooms sliced
  • 1 Tbsp vinegar
  • 1 tsp dried dillweed crumbled
  • ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 ½ C chicken stock preferably homemade—see recipes in Basics section

Instructions
 

  • In (at least a 3 ½ quart) slow cooker, combine all ingredients in order listed, stirring to mix well. Cover and cook on low heat setting for 10-12 hours, or on high heat setting for 4 ½ -5 ½ hours.

Notes

Whatever you do-- DO NOT stir well! It's much better if you have to "dig all the way to the bottom" to appreciate this soup's layers!