Judi’s Sauerkraut Recipe


Awesome sauerkraut dish prepared for and as seen in Chop & Brew – Episode 13: Brewing Aletoberfest. The caraway seeds especially went really well with the bready and doughy flavor of the Aletoberfest that Ryan and Judi Schenian brewed in the episode. Thanks to Judi for sharing!

Judi’s Sauerkraut Recipe
Makes 4 servings

Per Judi:

6 slices of bacon, diced
3/4 cup onions, diced
2 medium size apples, peel & diced (*I used Granny Smith)
2 cups sauerkraut
1 cup white wine
1 tablespoon caraway seeds
2 bay leaves

Recipe also called for 8 juniper berries but I left them out. What the hell are juniper berries anyway!? LOL!

Cook bacon but do not brown
Add onions and cook until they turn transparent
Add apples and cook for 2-3 minutes more
Add remaining ingredients and simmer for 20-30 minutes

I doubled the recipe as the above amounts are for 4 servings. Also, I simmered this longer (about an hour) and I think that helped to mellow it a bit more. Lastly, I added a little sugar to cut the sharp bite of the kraut.



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  2. QuercusMax

    I made this today for my Oktoberfest party, and everybody loved it! I used my own homemade kraut. It was heavenly. I had three or four people ask for the recipe. This is really outstanding, I’m definitely going to make it again.

  3. Great recipe, Chip. Made this over the weekend and it turned out fantastic. I’ve never been a big fan of just plain ol’ sauerkraut, but this was really good. I think adding the little bit of sugar you suggested made the difference.

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