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Hot Dog Soup

Low Carb Recipe

Never tried Hot Dog Soup? You don't know what you're missing, especially if you're a hot dog lover. Cooked hot dogs, sauerkraut, beef broth...

Hot Dog Soup


2 tablespoons oil
1/2 onion, thinly sliced
1 package sauerkraut (1 lb) rinsed, drained
4 cooked hot dogs, sliced
2 cans reduced sodium beef broth (14-1/2 oz each)
1 can water
2 teaspoons mustard
2 packets sugar substitute
1 bay leaf
Salt to taste
Freshly ground black pepper to taste

Recipe Directions

Heat oil in a medium soup pot over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook 5 minutes, until softened. Stir in sauerkraut, hot dogs, broth, water, mustard, sugar substitute and bay leaf.

Simmer 5 minutes for flavors to blend.

Remove bay leaf. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Nutrition Information

This recipe yields 4 servings
69 Calories; 7g Fat (88.2% calories from fat); trace Protein; 2g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 35mg Sodium

Exchanges: 0 Lean Meat; 0 Vegetable; 1-1/2 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates

Pre Cooked Sauerkraut

  • Pre Cooked sauerkraut is available in jars and cans on supermarket shelves. Fresh sauerkraut is sold in delicatessens and in a supermarket's refrigerated section. Fresh sauerkraut generally has a milder flavor than its canned counterpart. To reduce the naturally briny flavor of sauerkraut, put it in a sieve and rinse well under cold, running water. Drain well before using.
  • Pre Cooked sauerkraut pairs well with apples, bacon, beer, caraway seeds, corned beef, pork, potatoes, sausage, sour cream and turkey.
  • When cooking onions or cabbage, boil a small amount of vinegar in a pan to remove odors.
  • Add cabbage to home made bean and pea soup for a nice flavor boost and a great nutrition kick.

A Healthy Hot Dog

Mound sauerkraut on your all-beef hot dog to add cancer protection. Fermenting cabbage - already rich in cruciferous phytochemicals - releases isothiocyanates. These compounds are thought to protect cells from cancer.