Judy's Sauerkraut

Judy's Sauerkraut

lutzflcat 253

"This is my friend Judy's sauerkraut recipe, and in my opinion, it's simply the best. Great served with crusty rye bread, mashed potatoes, and freshly cooked apples. Combine the kraut with a meat entree and bake in the oven at a low temperature 1 to 2 hours. Examples of meat entrees that work really well are small pork roasts, tenderloins, or chops, bratwursts, knockwursts, and kielbasa. Slow cooker temperatures vary, so this may be done sooner than 8 hours."


8 h 15 m servings 111 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 111 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 5.2 g
  • 8%
  • Carbs:
  • 14.9g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 3 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 4 mg
  • 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 1176 mg
  • 47%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • Prep

  • Cook

  • Ready In

  1. Place the sauerkraut, bacon drippings, and onion into a slow cooker. Pour in the beef broth, then season with cloves, bay leaf, juniper berries, caraway seed, salt, and sugar. Stir to combine.
  2. Cook on Low 8 hours.


  • Cook's Note
  • Substitute beer for half the beef broth, if desired.
  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.



This is an excellent dish....just like my mother used to make, complete with the juniper berries. Very German...warm comfort food. Sometimes Mom would throw in a diced apple and as you said brat...

Very easy to make and very delicious! Didn't change anything. It's a keeper!

Awesome Recipe - thank you for wonderful sauerkrayt!

This is how I will be be making saurerkraut from now on !!! Super Super Super !!!

Not sure why everyone raved about this sauerkraut. Not too flavorful, quite wet, and a bit too much on the onion side. It wasn't bad, but it definitely wasn't inspiring the taste buds to go fo...