Bohemian Sauerkraut

Recipe by Lorraine of AZ
READY IN: 1hr 10mins


  • 1
    (28 ounce) can sauerkraut
  • 12 - 1
    teaspoon caraway seed (we use more)
  • 12 - 1
    teaspoon juniper berries, lightly crushed (optional)
  • 2
    tablespoons butter or 2 tablespoons rendered pork fat
  • 1
    large onion, chopped (can use a medium onion)
  • 1
    cup water
  • 12 - 1
    cup dry white wine (you may substitute pineapple juice, beer, or beef bouillon ( but we never do)


  • Rinse sauerkraut in warm water and drain well. (Not rinsing the kraut yields a more sour end product which is the way we like it.)
  • Place in a heavy saucepan with caraway seeds, berries (if used) , butter, and chopped onions. Cover pan tightly and simmer over lowest heat 15 to 30 minutes.
  • Add pepper, water and white wine and cook 30 to 90 minutes longer depending on how soft you like your kraut.