Pickled Sauerkraut-Stuffed Banana Peppers

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 20 mins

We have been making these peppers for years, and everyone always asks for the recipe. The amounts of peppers and sauerkraut are estimates, as it depends a lot upon the size of the peppers. If you make these with hot banana peppers, be sure to wear gloves when cleaning them out!! These seem like a lot of work, but worth the reward when you have these wonderful peppers to eat all year through!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Wash, cut tops off, and core out the peppers.
  2. Pack each pepper with as much sauerkraut as possible.
  3. Put peppers into into clean jars.
  4. Have ready a solution of sugar and vinegar that has been heated to boiling.
  5. Place jars in hot pan or sink of hot water.
  6. In separate pot, heat plain water to boiling and pour over peppers.
  7. Let stand a few minutes, then pour off water.
  8. Add the 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tbsp oil, 2 tsp pickling spice, and dash turmeric to each jar.
  9. Pour sugar and vinegar solution over peppers.
  10. Seal jars, and let cool.
  11. Let stand at least one week before eating.
  12. Best when eaten cold, but unopened jars can be stored at room temperature.


Most Helpful

Just opened the first jar that I took to a cookout. Everyone loved them and I came home with an empty jar.
I used sweet banana peppers. The only thing that I regret is I only made 4 qts. My peppers are all but gone. I will have to go to the Farmers Market and purchase some more. Thanks

Roger/OH September 20, 2010

My family love these and I have to stashem away from wandering eyes just to keep some around for the winter months.

Prog August 17, 2009

My family really like these peppers. I used the Hot banana peppers. The peppers remain crisp which is great.

mckme October 10, 2007

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