Do you like Sauerkraut? It seems it's one of those foods that you either like or dislike. Rob and I both like it but I don't make it very often for just the two of us. I made some tonight when we had friends over for supper who also like it. I got this recipe nearly 30 years ago from the Detroit Free Press when we lived up in MI. It seems like sauerkraut is a required dish at nearly every social event up there. I think the potatoes and the brown sugar help to temper the "sourness" of the sauerkraut in this dish. It's my favorite way to eat the stuff.
Be sure to use the sauerkraut in the pouch like this in the picture rather than the canned kind.
Stuffed Sauerkraut Casserole
4 oz. bacon, cut into small dice
1 medium onion, chopped
2 Tbsps. brown sugar
1 pouch of refrigerated sauerkraut
2 cloves garlic, minced
caraway seeds to taste (optional, but good)
about 6 red potatoes, boiled and sliced about 1/4 " thick
1 lb. smoked sausage, sliced (I use turkey sausage)
In a large skillet brown the bacon. Pour off all but 1 Tbsp. of the bacon grease. Add the onion and brown sugar and cook until golden brown. Add kraut, garlic, and caraway.
In a large greased casserole or Crockpot alternately layer kraut, potatoes, and meat. Repeat layers.
Bake at 375 degrees for 30-40 mins. or in Crockpot on low for 3-4 hours. Makes 8-10 servings.
I always have trouble deciding what to serve with sauerkraut. This time I served applesauce and biscuits.
What side dishes do you serve when you make sauerkraut?
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