Jolean's Franks & Sauerkraut

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 30 mins

This was another one of my Mom's recipes that I thought was wonderful, although my siblings didn't care much for sauerkraut! Very inexpensive with a German flair, and in my opinion, very tasty! Especially when served with crusty, warm bread and a side of buttered noodles!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a 10-inch skillet over low heat, melt butter until just sizzling. Sauté onion and garlic, stirring often until wilted but not quite browned.
  2. Add sauerkraut, water, brown sugar and red wine vinegar; Mix well.
  3. Bury franks in kraut.
  4. Cover and simmer until liquid has evaporated, about 1/2 hour.
  5. Serve with warm, buttered, crusty bread.
Most Helpful

I love sauerkraut and hot dogs but I usually open a can of kraut and warm it up with the hot dogs in a skillet, no extras added. This recipe was very good and I enjoyed the sweet sour flavor. Had a 32 ounce jar of Clausen sauerkraut and Ball Park bun lenth hot dogs and instead of the 1/2 cup of water I used the juice from the kraut. Next time I will chop the onion finely as I didnt care for the larger pieces and I only used 1 tablespoon of brown sugar. Served with mashed potatoes and enjoyed my supper very much! Made and reviewed for the In Memory Of Stacky5's cookathon.

lauralie41 November 13, 2008

A really nice way to fix kraut and sausage or dogs. I did cut back on the sugar (personal preference), and my sister's both said I could cut back even more. Otherwise, this is a great comfort food. Served with mashed potatoes. Thnx for posting, Stacky.

Darkhunter July 29, 2008

This was an excellent and simple way to prepare kraut. The sauerkraut is very adaptable and I think this would be great with a mixture of wursts, such as smoked sausage, Polish sausage, chorizo, bockwurst, Mettwurst, franks or bratwurst. Thanks for sharing! ~Sue

Sue Lau June 11, 2008