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Recipes Using Sauerkraut

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A plate of Polish Bigos

There are many great recipes that use sauerkraut; it is not just for putting on your hotdog. This page contains recipes using sauerkraut.

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Recipe: Hunter's Stew (Polish Bigos)

A plate of Polish BigosHearty heart-warming comfort food. Can be cooked on the stove or in a slow-cooker. Serve with good rye bread. The secret of Bigos is that it gets better as it's reheated. The more it is heated the better it gets. Also a great make-ahead meal.

Ingredients:

  • 4 lbs. sauerkraut
  • 1 lb. smoked pork bones
  • 1 lb. spareribs
  • 1/2 lb. bacon
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 bay leaves
  • salt and black pepper
  • 4 lbs. cabbage heads
  • 1 lb. smoked polish sausage
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. caraway seeds (optional)
  • 16 oz. fresh mushrooms
  • 8 oz. dried mushroom, soaked in a little hot water
  • 2 tomatoes, diced
  • 2 Tbsp. flour

Directions:

Brown pork bones and spareribs in a large heavy pot and simmer in water 1 hour.

Add the sauerkraut (washed and drained). Chop the cabbage finely and add to sauerkraut with bay leaves. Add pepper and salt cover and simmer for 1 hour more. Remove lid and keep pot on a very low simmer.

In a pan, fry bacon until crisp, then crumble into sauerkraut mixture. Drain most of the bacon fat and fry sliced onions and mushrooms and flour until they just brown. Add into sauerkraut mixture with caraway seeds (if used). Cut sausage into slices and add to sauerkraut mixture with the tomatoes.

Bring to a boil, simmer 30 minutes and serve hot with rye or crusty bread and/or mashed potatoes.

Servings: 10-12
Time:40-45 Minutes Preparation Time
2-2-1/2 Hours Cooking Time

Source: Polish Cookbook in English by Zofia Czerny Revised Edition 1975

By Irene from Adelaide, South Australia

Recipe: Sauerkraut Soup

This is a great soup that even most people who do not like sauerkraut will like!

Approximate Time: about 75-80 minutes

Yield: 8-10 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb smoked Polish sausage, cut in 1/2 inch pieces ($2.00)
  • 5 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed ($.75)
  • 2 medium onions, chopped ($.99)
  • 2 carrots, cut into 1/4 inch slices
  • 3 14oz. cans chicken broth ($3.00)
  • 1 32oz. can sauerkraut, rinsed and drained ($1.49)
  • 1 6oz. can tomato paste ($.59)

Steps:

  1. In a large saucepan or Dutch oven, combine sausage, potatoes, onions, carrots, and chicken broth. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
  2. Add sauerkraut and tomato paste; mix well.
  3. Return to a boil; reduce heat; cover and simmer 30 minutes longer.
  4. In a thinner soup is desired, add additional water or chicken broth.

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Recipe: Vegetable Sauerkraut Salad

This is a sauerkraut lovers' dream!

Ingredients:

  • 1 can sauerkraut, drained for 1/2 hour
  • 1 cup diced green pepper
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/3 cup vinegar
  • 1/2 cup salad oil
  • 1 cup sugar

Directions:

Drain sauerkraut for 30 minutes. Mix pepper, celery and onion. Heat vinegar, salad oil and sugar, stirring often. Pour over veggies while hot. Add sauerkraut. Refrigerate for 24 hours.

Servings: 4-6
Prep Time: 10-15 Minutes
Cooking Time: 0 Minutes

By Robin from Washington, IA

Recipe: Sauerkraut Salad

If you like sauerkraut, you'll love this salad. One of my sister in-law's favorites!

Ingredients:

  • 1 (20 oz.) can sauerkraut
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup green pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt

Directions:

Drain sauerkraut. Combine with celery, green pepper and onion in serving bowl. Combine oil, vinegar, sugar and salt in small bowl. Add to vegetables and mix well. Chill, covered, for several hours or overnight. Red peppers or pimento may be added for color.

Servings: 8
Prep Time: 15-20 Minutes
Cooking Time: 0 Minutes

By Robin from Washington, IA

Recipe: Slow Cooked Pork and Sauerkraut

This is a very easy recipe. If you like sauerkraut, you should love this. In Nova Scotia, we have a locally made delicious sauerkraut which I use that is made on Tancook Island.

Ingredients:

  • 2 (32 oz.) jars sauerkraut, drained
  • 1 envelope dry onion soup mix
  • 3 Tbsp. brown mustard
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 3 lbs. boneless pork loin roast

Directions:

Combine sauerkraut, soup mix, mustard, and water in crock pot. Add pork roast. Cover and cook on low.

Source: The slow cooker cookbook "5 Ingredients Or Less".

By Glenda from Canada

Recipe: Sauerkraut Dressing

Ingredients

  • 2 boxes Stove Top dressing, chicken flavored
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 1 large can sauerkraut, undrained
  • sprinkle with sugar ( to taste)
  • 2/3 cup onion
  • 2/3 cup celery
  • sprinkle with sage (to taste)

Directions

Follow the directions to make the dressing, using real chicken broth and real butter. Mix in the undrained sauerkraut and sprinkle with sugar to cut the tartness of the kraut. Mix in the onions, celery, and sprinkle with sage to taste. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes.

For a single batch, cut the recipe in half.

By Robin from Washington, IA

Recipe: Baked Sauerkraut

I'm not usually a fan of sauerkraut, but this is really very good! I like the combination of other ingredients. They blend well and make the taste of the sauerkraut not seem quite so strong.

Ingredients:

  • 1 large can sauerkraut, drained
  • 1 can tomatoes, well drained
  • 4-6 slices bacon
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 cup brown sugar

Directions:

Chop bacon into small pieces and fry with onion until bacon is crisp. Drain off all grease, except 3-4 tablespoons. Mix with remaining ingredients and bake in 350 degree F oven for 1 hour.

Servings: 6
Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cooking Time: 60 Minutes

By Robin from Washington, IA

Recipe: Sausage and Sauerkraut

Ingredients

  • 1 can mushroom soup
  • 1 can sauerkraut
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped onion
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 4 medium potatoes
  • 4 oz. Monterey Jack cheese
  • link sausage

Directions

Brown sausage slightly. Combine other ingredients, except cheese. Bake 2 hours or in crock pot 8 hours on low or 4 hours on high. The last 15 minutes add the cheese.

By Robin from Washington, IA

Tip: Waffles, Sausage and Sauerkraut

I have a 101 year old friend who passed this idea down to several generations. When she was a teenager, their basketball team got stranded in a snow storm in Iowa. The farmer's wife, where they stayed overnight, served breakfast of waffles, polish sausage, and sauerkraut. You will be surprised how good it tastes with the sweet syrup all on the same plate. I always serve it that way and have had a lot of compliments.

By ruthvalleygal from Harlingen, TX

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Questions

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Question: Making Sauerkraut Cake

How do you make this?

By Bobbie


Most Recent Answer

By mary martin [2]12/26/2013

Go to Google and type in sauerkraut cake. Several sites come up with recipes for this. Sounds yummy. Good Luck and Happy New Year.

Question: Recipe for Sauerkraut Balls

I lost my recipe for making Sauerkraut Balls. It uses one can of SPAM and 1 can of corned beef in place of ham. Thank you.

By Lindalou from Akron, OH


Most Recent Answer

By KL [3]01/04/2010

* Sauerkraut Balls*

1 med. onion, minced
2 tbsp. butter
1 c. ground cooked ham or 1 can Spam
1 c. ground corned beef
1/4 tsp. garlic salt
1 tbsp. mustard
3 tbsp. minced parsley
2 c. sauerkraut
2/3 c. flour
1/2 c. beef stock or bouillon cube, dissolved in 1/2 cup of water
2 eggs, well beaten
1/2 c. bread crumbs
1/8 tsp. pepper

Sauté onions in butter, add ham, corned beef. Cook 5 minutes and stir often. Add garlic salt, mustard, parsley, pepper, sauerkraut, 1/2 cup flour, and beef stock. Mix well. Cook for 10 minutes. Spread out on platter to cool. Shape into small balls. Roll in flour, dip into eggs and roll in crumbs. Deep fry in hot fat at 375 degrees until golden brown.

SOURCE:
http://www.free-greetingcards.co.uk/all_spam_and_ham_recipes.htm

It seems to be the universal recipe as it's listed here as well:

http://www.recipegoat.com/recipes/International/Sauerkraut+Balls_247190
http://cookeatshare.com/recipes/sauerkraut-balls-3430
http://www.cooks.com/rec/view/0,161,155160-243206,00.html

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Archive: Sauerkraut Salad

Ingredients

  • 1 qt. sauerkraut, drained
  • 2 cups diced celery
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 (3-4 oz) jar chopped pimentos
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 cups sugar or sweetener
  • 1/2 cup vinegar

Directions

Combine all ingredients. Chill for 24 hours. before serving.

By Terri from NV

Archive: Sauerkraut Salad

This is the easiest, best salad, especially good with Tacos.

Ingredients

  • 1 can Sauerkraut
  • 1 can Kidney Beans, drained
  • 1 small can chopped olives

Directions

Dress with mayo and sour cream together, to taste.

By Sharon

Archive: Sauerkraut Salad

Ingredients

  • 1 can sauerkraut (1lb.)
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 jar chopped pimento
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup vinegar

Directions

Wash sauerkraut in hot water and drain. Add next 4 ingredients. Boil sugar and vinegar. Pour over mixture while hot. Chill overnight.

By Robin from Washington, IA

Archive: Sauerkraut Salad

I must admit this is not a particular favorite of mine as I don't like sauerkraut, but my sister in-law loves it!

Ingredients:

  • 1 can sauerkraut (reg. size)
  • 1 1/2 qts. water
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup salad oil
  • 1/2 cup vinegar

Directions:

Boil sauerkraut in water for about 10 minutes; drain and cool. Add celery, green pepper and onion. Mix and heat the following until sugar dissolves, the sugar, oil and vinegar. Pour over the kraut and vegetables. Mix and refrigerate several hours or overnight.

By Robin from Washington, IA

Archive: Sauerkraut Salad

Ingredients:

  • 1 qt. sauerkraut
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup salad oil
  • green and red peppers, to your taste

Directions:

Combine all ingredients. Store in refrigerator.

By Robin from Washington, IA

Archive: Sauerkraut Salad

Great as a salad, fun on a hot dog, with mustard or as a side dish to pork or any meat.

Ingredients:

  • 1 16 oz. can sauerkraut drained and rinsed well.
  • 1 2 oz. jar pimiento, drained and cut into strips.
  • 1 large onion in rings (I use both white and red onions.)
  • 2 Tbsp. dried bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. water
  • 3 Tbsp. oil

Directions:

Blend oil, water, vinegar, and sugar. Arrange sauerkraut, peppers, and pimento in a bowl. Place onion rings on top. Pour dressing over.

Cover, refrigerate for several hours or overnight. Keeps for weeks.

Servings: 6 - 8
Time:10 Minutes Preparation Time
0 Minutes Cooking Time

Source: Grandmother

By NancySparks from Cross Lanes, WV

Archive: Hunter's Stew

Quick and easy stew. My entire family loves it.

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. beef (or your choice of meat)
  • 1 medium size can ranch style beans
  • 2 cans whole corn
  • salt
  • pepper
  • garlic powder

Directions:

Brown ground beef and drain (do not rinse), add ranch beans, corn, salt and pepper, garlic power (to taste) and let simmer for about 20 minutes. You can use minced garlic but add 5 minutes before heat is cut off.

Servings: 6
Time:5 Minutes Preparation Time
25 Minutes Cooking Time

Source: My mother, Mrs. Morton

By armymom62 from Houston, TX