Choucroute Garnie

Total Time
2hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 2 hrs

This is a wonderful full flavoured main dish that makes a great winter meal. It's hearty and tasty,,worth making.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Soak Saurkraut for 30 mins in cold water.
  2. Drain.
  3. Cook bacon in a frying pan for about 5 mins, add oil,onion,carrots and cook, stirring until onion is golden.
  4. Place Saurkraut,in a casserole dish, stir in bacon mixture, apple and carraway seeds.
  5. Add juniper berries,boquet garni, wine and enough stock to just cover.
  6. Top with buttered greaseproof paper and bring to simmering, cook for 30mins adding stock to stop any drying.
  7. (this can be done in oven or in large pan on stove top.) Meltbutter in frying pan and cook pork stirring until golden.
  8. Add pork and sausage to casserole Cook about 2 hours or until tender.
  9. Remove boquet garni, sprinkle with chopped parsley.
  10. Serve with ryebread, boiled potatoes and German style mustard.


Most Helpful

This is a wonderful recipe. I tried a couple sauerkraut and pork recipes before this, but this one is the best. The juniper berries are definitely worth using. I cut the recipe down to two servings and cooked it on the stovetop. This made the cooking time somewhat shorter. Other than using a different variety of apple, I kept strictly to the list of ingredients. The combination of the flavors is excellent. (Written before I sampled the wine.)

mianbao August 20, 2003

This is very similar (same ingredients, slightly different amounts) to the recipe my family has every year on New Years Day. It is wonderful! We pile it on top of mashed potatoes and eat until we explode :) It is wonderful with shortribs instead of the diced pork (we change the meats we use each year). Also, we put the juniper berries and bouquet garni in a cheesecloth parcel for ease of removal later (cause who wants to bite into a juniper berry?).

flower7 January 29, 2005

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