Cola Sauerkraut

Cola Sauerkraut


"A sauerkraut that is great for dishes from sausage to pork or just by itself. Every time a recipe calls for sauerkraut I use this."

Ingredients 1 h 35 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 102 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 102 kcal
  • 5%
  • Fat:
  • 7.8 g
  • 12%
  • Carbs:
  • 8.2g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 1 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 20 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium:
  • 557 mg
  • 22%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Melt the butter in a large skillet or Dutch oven over medium heat. Saute onions in butter until translucent. Stir in the sauerkraut and cola.
  2. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 1 hour, adding up to 1/2 cup of water if necessary to prevent sticking. Remove cover and increase heat to medium for at least 15 minutes, or until most of the juice cooks down, and the sauerkraut glistens.
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  1. 98 Ratings

paula pocius

This was so delicious - I put two cans Frank's sweet sauerkraut, 3# country ribs, about 12/15 little red potatoes, a large onion, and a can of Coke - left it for about 8 hours on low in the crockpot - Oh, yum yum - everything was so good! Can't wait to make it again

Joey's Mom

I stumbled on to this recipe and was hesitant at first, but this is a great way to make sauerkraut!! Before I would fry it like my Mom did with onions and a little garlic then I added some brown sugar to it or I would bake it with the pork roast, but this recipe beats the other ways by far! So simple and has a great taste, my husband really goes "bananas" when I make this with pork roast!! The flavor is just great! This recipe replaces Mom's. Thanks for a great recipe!!


Reminds me of growing up and having sauerkraut and weiners :-) ... only better. The butter and onions were the real kicker. I also threw in a dash of balsamic vinegar, 2 tblsp brown sugar, and a polish sausage cut into 1/2" slices. Wonderful blend of sweet and tangy. Great one-dish meal served with warm pumpernickel bread and sweet honey butter. DELICIOUS!