Cream of Reuben Soup

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Do you love soup? Do you love sandwiches? Do you love Reuben sandwiches? Can you imagine a soup that tastes just like a Reuben sandwich but yet provides all the comfort of a hot steaming bowl of soup? Try this unique Cream of Reuben Soup recipe from Michaela at her food blog called An Affair From The Heart.

This is a very filling Reuben soup recipe because it provides a lot of fiber and protein, which takes your body extra time and effort to digest. Fiber comes from the vegetables in this soup recipe (cabbage in the sauerkraut and shredded carrots). The corned beef, cheese and cream provide high quality protein. It is called high quality protein because animal protein, like from beef or dairy products, contains all the amino acids that humans need. Protein is essentially strings of amino acids that your body needs for a healthy immune system and to build and repair body tissues such as muscles, organs, skin, hair and nails. The fat from the cheese, cream and beef makes the flavour in this soup just divine. Fat carries flavors but it also helps your body absorb fat-soluble vitamins like Vitamin A, D, E and K which your body needs.

There are a number of theories as to the history of the Reuben sandwich, but all of them seem to agree that either a grocer or delicatessen owner developed the sandwich in America in the early 1900s. Since the Reuben sandwich was born, numerous variations have been created to meet all tastes and preferences. But what most of them all have in common is that the sandwich is certainly hearty and filling! The soup recipe version of this sandwich is no exception.

A Reuben sandwich is typically made with rye bread so it only makes sense that rye bread be included in this soup recipe too. Follow the link that Michaela provides in the comments section of her Cream of Reuben Soup recipe that will take you to her Homemade Rye Crouton recipe and you have a truly Reuben Soup that the whole family will love. The crouton recipe could not be easier – just diced up stale bread, a little fat to cook them in and your favorite seasonings (or just keep it as simple as some salt). You can also add these to salads. Store-bought croutons often have a long ingredient lists and sometimes artificial flavours and preservatives. But when you make them from scratch you avoid all that and they taste much better! If you don’t have time, serve this delicious soup recipe with a slice of rye bread. Its great for dunking and soaking up the very last drop of soup from your bowl.

The smell of this soup cooking in your kitchen will have everyone in your household suddenly hungry and wandering into the kitchen to see what’s cooking. Try this Cream of Reuben soup recipe tonight.

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