By: EatingWell User
Just OK after adjustments
After reading the comments about the soup being bland, I looked at other websites for recipe of German sausage and cabbage soup and found a few constants: bacon, onions instead of leeks, marjoram instead of thyme, and caraway seeds.
Long story short, I added 8 oz turkey bacon (regular bacon could work), used 1 leek and 1 onion, upped the kielbasa to 1lb, added 1 tsp caraway seeds with the greens, and switched from thyme to marjoram. Overall, the flavor is good. The broth has a meaty flavor, and the vegetables hold up okay. The caraway could be dialed back, as it was sort of strong the first night. However, after a night in the fridge, the soup mellowed and it's come together nicely. But after all that, it's still just a one-note soup. There's not much depth of flavor.
I am not sure if I would make this again. It's OK, but with so many other delicious soups out there, this one just isn't interesting enough to make a second time.
Pros: Hearty, brothy, robust
Cons: Not very interesting