The perfect soup for the fall weather. It’s hearty, full of flavor and has beer in it! Here are a few pointers to help you make the best soup for Octoberfest.
- I usually use left-over Bratwurst that has already been baked or grilled.
- When the bratwurst is precooked it browns better which leads to better flavor.
Use a good quality broth
Buy the “boxed” broth with resealable cap, any unused broth can be refrigerated or frozen for later use.
Cook cabbage until it is very soft, this brings out it’s natural sweetness.
You can use pre-cut cabbage or coleslaw mix to reduce prep time. Carrots in the cole slaw mix is a good addition. I would stay away from red cabbage.
I usually use a lager beer.
Use a lighter beer if you want a more subtle taste.
Use heavy cream for a richer flavor.
Skip the milk if you want to reduce calories.
Use a good quality cheese. It will melt better and have more flavor.
Skip the cheese to reduce calories