Chris' Kraut

Chris' Kraut


"A great Polish side dish that goes well with any meat or poultry. Especially good with pork roast."


30 m servings 302 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 302 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 20.6 g
  • 32%
  • Carbs:
  • 24.1g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 6.1 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Sodium:
  • 970 mg
  • 39%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, reserving drippings, crumble and set aside.
  2. In a medium saucepan heat sauerkraut with a little water over medium heat. Stir in crumbled bacon, sugar and 3 to 4 tablespoons of bacon drippings. Cook for 20 minutes, or until heated through. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
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  1. 31 Ratings


My husband adores sauerkraut and went nuts over this side. I used kraut from the bag instead of the can for a fresher taste, also used brown sugar, minced onion and caraway seeds. Tasted just li...

We love this recipe...we use brown sugar in place of the white ....our favorite way to eat it is over hot dogs or bratwurst on a bun. Will have to try it with pork roast, thanks!

Wow! I love traditional sauerkraut, but this recipe kicks it up a notch. I'm not one of those who loves bacon in everything, but it makes this dish. I used brown sugar to deepen the color, and I...

I'm not sure why everyone is using brown instead of reg. sugar, I only added 2-3 tbl. butter and simmered it about 45min.-1hr. for tenderness. This was an excellent dish. Thanks Anita G. from th...

This is a wonderful change from the "sour" kraut I grew up with. It still has the great flavor of kraut but with a sweet bacony twist, the whole family enjoyed this side dish. I took your advise...

This was so tasty. My b/f is not a sauerkraut fan and refused to try it, but I loved it, and finished it off the next day. It's a keeper!

I love this recipe and I have used it many, many times! I use brown sugar instead of the white to achieve darker color kraut and sometimes I also add canned pineapple, chopped onion and caraway ...

Great flavor but not sure how much a "little" water is. 1 tsp, 1 cup, or cover the kraut? I just guessed but it would have been nice to be more specific. The taste was great as a side dish.

Extremely good! Especially for sour kraut lovers like myself!