Reuben Soup

Discussion in 'Side Items' started by tjohnson, Jan 9, 2012.

  1. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I've been craving "Reuben Soup", so I made some today

    Thanks for lookin'!!

    Todd

    I picked up a corned beef and split it in half.  1/2 went into the soup, and I made a Pastrami out of the other 1/2

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    Simmered the corned beef in water for a few hours

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    I shredded the corned beef, and then chopped it up into big chunks

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    Finished Soup

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    The Money Shot!

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    Last edited: Jan 9, 2012
  2. flareside92

    flareside92 Smoke Blower

    Never heard of Reuben Soup. Looks pretty good!
     
  3. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looking good Todd - 
     
  4. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Oh man that sounds Amazing!!!
     
  5. smokingohiobutcher

    smokingohiobutcher Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks Soooo Goood Todd!! Buuuuut am I the only one that seems to notice that something is missing here????

    Hmmmm....just not sure what IT is?????

    SOB
     
  6. pops6927

    pops6927 Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Saurkraut? Rye Bread? Mustard? [​IMG]?
     
  7. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    It looks really good Todd, but what all is in it?

    Care to share the recipe?
     
  8. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Lots of recipes for Reuben Soup on the internet, but here's mine

    Reuben Soup

    3-5 lb. Corned Beef Brisket

    2 cans Low Sodium Chicken Broth

    1 Small Onion - Chopped

    1-2 Celery Stalks - Finely Chopped

    1/2 Stick Butter

    16oz.-24oz. Half & Half

    1 Can Sauerkraut - Drained

    2 cups Shredded Swiss Cheese

    Fresh Ground Pepper To Taste

    1 Loaf Pumpernickel or Rye Bread

    Place Corned Beef Brisket in stew pot and cover with water, and add extra spice packet. 

    Simmer for about 4 hours, or until the meat can be easily shredded.  Remove meat and shred 1/2 with forks and slice other 1/2 for sammies.  I chopped the shredded Corned Beef into 1" pieces.

    Optional - Split Corned Beef Brisket into (2) pieces.  Simmer 1/2 for soup.  Shake additional pickling spice on other 1/2 and smoke to internal of 190° for Pastrami.

    Boil broth and reduce to about 2/3rds.  Pour broth thru strainer into a separate bowl, and place all but 1/3 back into the pot.  Save this 1/3 broth for mixing with Half and Half later.

    Add: Chicken Broth, Butter, Sauerkraut, Chopped Onions and Celery, and simmer until vegetables are tender

    Slowly add half and Half to the Beef Broth that was previously set aside.  Keep mixing while adding Half and Half, and add 1 tablespoon Corn Starch

    Slowly add this into the broth in the stew pot, while stirring

    Simmer, but do not allow to boil.  The broth will thicken

    Add: Corned Beef, Shredded Swiss Cheese

    Simmer for approx 15 minutes, but do not boil

    Pepper to taste

    While soup is simmering, cut Pumpernickel or Rye Bread into 1"x1" pieces and place under to broiler, to make croutons.

    Another option would be to smoke all the Corned Beef Brisket, and make Pastrami out of it.  Then, add the Pastrami to the soup base.  The broth won't be as flavorful as simmering the Corned Beef to make a broth, but you would have the smoky flavor from the Pastrami.

    ENJOY, I Did!!

    Todd
     
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2012
  9. Have to admit, I've never heard of it but it looks killer!  Great job Todd!

    -Salt
     
  10. biteme7951

    biteme7951 Meat Mopper

    Love, Love, Love Reuben soup!!!!!

    There is a restaurant chain in western Michigan called Russ'...That's where my addition to this soup started many years ago. Just reading the header to the thread made my mouth water! Gotta do some this weekend.
     
  11. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Never heard of it and can't wait to try it!

    Looks great, Todd!

    Good luck and good smoking.
     
  12. Looks yummy. I've had Corned Beef and cabbage soup before but not with kraut.
     
  13. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Thanks for the recipe Todd... Looks great............................[​IMG]

    Joe
     
  14. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Todd

    AWESOME

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  15. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Still one corned beef in the bottom of the freezer.  I know where that one is going!

    Soup and hash here I come!

    Good luck and good smoking.
     
  16. pops6927

    pops6927 Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    looks delicious! Great Recipe!
     
  17. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You would think the sauerkraut would give it a funky texture, but it does not.

    I would think you could do the same soup with Kielbasa

    Todd
     
  18. sprky

    sprky Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    That's a new one on me as well but it sounds great. I gotta try this.
     
  19. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    It looks a interesting recipe i will cut an past it for a rainy day
     

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