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Bavarian Sauerkraut

Bavarian Sauerkraut

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This recipe has to be the best tasting sauerkraut I've ever had. Traditionally, my family serves pork and sauerkraut every New Year's Day for luck in the coming year. I love cabbage as a general rule and like most sauerkraut recipes, but they can be quite sour depending on how it is prepared. Sadly I don't remember who gave me this recipe and who deserves the credit, since it was pulled from a collection of hand-written recipes I've kept for years. I made it as a side dish for New Year's Day dinner and it was a complete hit! This is certainly not your typical 'sour' sauerkraut recipe.

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  • Calories:
  • 68 kcal
  • 3%
  • Fat:
  • 2 g
  • 3%
  • Carbs:
  • 10.9g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 1.5 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 2 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 851 mg
  • 34%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Heat bacon drippings in a large skillet over medium heat; cook and stir onion until soft and translucent, about 5 minutes.
  2. Place sauerkraut with juice into a large bowl and cover with water. Stir and use your hands to squeeze out as much of the water and juice as possible. Add squeezed sauerkraut to onion.
  3. Stir brown sugar, caraway seeds, chicken stock, and cooking sherry into the sauerkraut mixture. Reduce heat to low and simmer until almost all the liquid has evaporated, 30 to 40 minutes, stirring occasionally.
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debc
13
1/27/2013

I cooked this today for my husband. It was great, my son and his girlfriend showed up just as we finished. The both dug in the crockpot and love, love, loved it!!! Great recipie - I will cook this again very soon.

cookiequeen
8
2/24/2013

This turned out very good.

DoreenZinNC
7
12/8/2013

I don't care for how most sauerkraut dishes, but this is how I remember enjoying sauerkraut in Germany. It is delicious! My only suggestion is to always rinse sauerkraut using warm water and drain well. I've also made this recipe using white wine and beef broth instead of sherry and chicken stock. I like to serve this with any pork or sausage and red skin boiled potatoes.