Prep 20 mins
Cook 25 mins
This is an economical casserole that kids love. Don't be afraid of the sauerkraut taste it mellows out with the potatoes, sugar and mustard. Try it you'll love it.
- Heat a skillet, spray with oil, use medium heat and cook the onion with the brown sugar, stirring for about 5 minutes.
- Add hot dogs and cook until they are brown (5 min).
- Remove from heat.
- Mix the mashed potatoes and the hot dog mix.
- Stir in the sauerkraut & mustard, add pepper.
- Spoon into a 1 quart casserole, sprinkle with bread crumbs, drizzle with the margarine/butter.
- Bake in 350°F oven until the casserole is heated through and golden, about 15-20 minutes.
This is an easy to make recipe, which rates high on my "comfort food" list. I added a few more hot dogs, and cut them into smaller pieces which distributed them more evenly throughout the dish. Next time, I'm going to substitute smoked bratwurst to jazz up the taste a little, but it's fine as is. I also think adding a few finely diced kosher dills would kick it up a bit. These changes might not be as acceptable to kids as they are to adults, but it's fun to experiment.
The simplicity of this was great! I neded a quick meal for when the kids came back from swimming and knowing that I would be tired too I sliced the weiners small and placed the whole mixture in the crock pot as we left.We returned to a cool home with a welcoming aroma and instant food!
I love this casserole! When my best friend visits (only about twice a year because of distance) we end up eating the entire thing by ourselves (guess it's a good thing its only twice a year)! I make it with regular mustard, a whole can of saurkraut and polish sausage chopped fine. Mmmmmm!