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Bavarian Sauerkraut

Classic sauerkraut recipe with chopped apple and juniper berries.

Bavarian Sauerkraut
Elise Bauer

One of our favorite side dishes is hot sauerkraut, delicious served with pork or bockwurst - a mild German sausage.

You can also make a sandwich with toasted or grilled dark rye bread, melted Jack, havarti, or Muenster cheese, the sauerkraut, and avocado.

Bavarian Sauerkraut

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 45 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 16-oz can or jar of sauerkraut (best is fresh sauerkraut in jars, found in refrigerated section of grocery store)
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup peeled and chopped apple
  • 10 juniper berries, cracked
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil

Method

  1. Place sauerkraut in a pot. Add wine, onion, apple, juniper berries, salt, pepper and oil. Bring to a simmer and let simmer for 30 to 45 minutes, until the onions are soft.

Side note:

Juniper berries are berries from the juniper shrub; they are traditionally used with sauerkraut.

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Elise Bauer