Willy's Sauerkraut Skillet

"I adapted this recipe from Gudrun Rutschitzka's 'Neue Landfrauen Rezepte'. Posted for the Zaar World Tour 2006. I haven't tried it yet, but it's described as quick and heavenly. It's not really that quick actually, but once you've done the main browning and frying, it just cooks itself."
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Ready In:
1hr 30mins




  • In a heavy based frying pan, heat the drippings and fry the bacon until golden.
  • Add the ground meat to brown, making sure you brake it up well.
  • Once the meat is no longer pink, add tone of the onions and fry for a further 6-8 minutes.
  • Add the broth and mix in the sauerkraut.
  • Add the garlic, together with all the spices and tomato puree.
  • Stir well and season with salt, pepper and cayenne pepper to taste.
  • Cover the pan and allow to slowly simmer on a low heat for 50 minutes, stirring once or twice just to make sure it doesn't stick.
  • Once its cooked add the second onion, allow to stew for a few minutes and serve with mashed potatoes.

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  1. Excellent!! I agree, not the quickest recipe I've ever used but well worth the effort non the less. I didn't have any juniper berries, and I used tvp mince insead of meat and it was still so delicious, the whole table wanted seconds!Thank you for posting this recipe Juanita
  2. Sylvie was correct, saying it really is not that quick of a recipe to make. But boy, was it worth the time!!! The flavors went so well together and no one ingredient over powered the other. I used good quality sauerkraut when I made this and drained off most of the juice. Also used 1/2 teaspoon mustard powder. I served it over baked potatoes. I well be making this one over and over! Thank you for a great recipe and sharing it with us. (I found my mustard seed ;-) after we ate.) Made for Zaar World Tour 2006


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