Barbecue Sauerkraut Bake

Recipe by Julesong
READY IN: 45mins




  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter and olive oil together, then add the onion and sauté until lightly browned, about 5 to 7 minutes.
  • Reduce the temperature to low, add the garlic, catsup, brown sugar, lemon juice, Worcestershire, mustard, and Tabasco or hot sauce, and simmer for 10 minutes; add the shredded cooked meat, remove from heat, and set aside.
  • In a colander rinse the sauerkraut well under running water, then set aside to let drain.
  • In a lightly sprayed casserole dish, pour the meat and barbecue sauce mixture, then spread the sauerkraut over the meat.
  • In a bowl, combine the breadcrumbs and Parmesan.
  • Sprinkle crumb mixture over the sauerkraut, lightly spray with olive oil or pan spray, then bake at 350 degrees F for 20 to 25 minutes or until crumb topping is golden brown and crisped to desired texture.
  • Serve as is or over toast (dark rye is good!) or toasted hamburger buns.
  • Note: you can put a layer of barbecued beans under the shredded meat, if desired; also, you can use commercially prepared barbecued sauce instead of making your own as above (about 1 1/4 cup of sauce).