Braised Sauerkraut and Sausage Recipe

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Michael Kahn

A classic German Christmas dish and fit for cold weather, this braised sauerkraut and sausage recipe includes bacon and apple for a very flavorful and hearty dish. In addition to being one of the ingredients, pair with a glass of Riesling wine.

2 tablespoons Olive Oil
5 ounces Bacon ( Thick cut, slice into 1/2 inch pieces )
1 Onion ( Large, coarsely chopped )
2 tablespoons White wine ( Dry varietal, Riesling recommended )
1 Apple ( Large, firm sweet type, such as Fuji or Pink Lady. Peeled, cored and cut into 1/2-inch pieces )
15 Juniper berries
4 Bay leaves
1/2 teaspoon Sugar
1 tsp Kosher salt
1/2 tsp Black Pepper ( Freshly ground )
1 cup Water
2 1/2 pounds Sauerkraut ( Drained, rinsed and squeezed dry. Two jars of Bubbies Sauerkraut. )
12 Sausages ( German style, such as weisswurst or bratwurst )
Whole Grain mustard ( For serving )
  • In a large, enameled cast-iron casserole, heat 2 tablespoons of the oil until shimmering.Add the bacon and cook over moderately high heat until the fat is rendered and the bacon is crisp, about 5...

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Nutritions

Calories
3644

Sodium
17237mg
718% DV

Fat
110g
169% DV

Protein
108g
216% DV

Carbs
572g
194% DV

Fiber
46g
184% DV