How To Make Reuben Soup

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  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups water
  • 4 cubes beef bouillon
  • 8 ounces shredded corned beef
  • 1 cup sauerkraut, drained
  • 3 cups half-and-half cream
  • 3 cups shredded Swiss cheese
  • 8 slices rye bread, toasted and cut into triangles


In a large saucepan, cook onion and celery in butter until tender; stir in flour until smooth. Gradually stir in water and bouillon, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, and simmer for 5 minutes.

Stir in corned beef, sauerkraut, cream, and 1 cup of the cheese. Cook and stir for 30 minutes or until slightly thickened.

Preheat broiler.

Ladle soup into 8 ovenproof bowls. Top each serving with a slice of bread and sprinkle 1/4 cup of the cheese on top of each slice of bread. Place in oven under broiler until the cheese melts and lightly browns.