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Left over sauerkraut

Main Line Tracey Mar 3, 2009 04:02 PM

Hello! I have about 2 cups of sauerkraut left over from making turkey reubens. I know that I COULD throw it out, but does anyone have any better (easy/simple) ideas?

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    weezycom Nov 6, 2009 10:53 AM

    get some small mild to slightly hot peppers (not bells, and jalapenos are probably on the too-hot side, unless you like to bring the heat). Cut a slit down the side of the pepper and get out the seeds/membrane. Steam until just soft. Stuff pepper with sauerkraut and a fat slice of swiss cheese. Stick as many stuff peppers as you can in a clean jar, pour hot pickling brine to fill the jar to 1/4" of the top, screw on the lid, and stick in the fridge for a couple of weeks. Excellent snack food.

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      DallasChic Nov 6, 2009 05:49 AM

      Bierocks!!!! I've pasted the recipe below. Or, you could just put the leftover krautt on hot dogs...

      Bierocks (pronounced: Beer-rocks)
      2 lbs. hamburger
      1 c. onion, chopped
      4 c. cabbage, chopped
      2 tsp. garlic salt

      For the bread, use frozen dinner rolls that you allow to rise. I use Rhodes brand. After you cook the hambuger for a few minutes, add the cabbage and onion and continue to cook until the onions are clear. Then after the rolls have risen, roll them out, put a heaping tablespoon of the filling in the center, pinch them together and bake at 375 for about 22 minutes or until they are golden. I brush mine with butter when they first come out of the oven, then cover with a damp t-towel.

      1. thew Mar 4, 2009 07:21 AM

        make a soup. kapushniak or kapusta

        1. alkapal Mar 4, 2009 04:31 AM

          maybe not simple, but simply delicious: my mom's sauerkraut and porcupine meatballs: http://www.chow.com/recipes/13527

          looking up-thread, i just had a thought, couldn't one do a "pigs in blanket"-style mini-reuben, except using a "little smokie," kraut and swiss?
          fried in a wonton skin wrap? (perhaps a guilty pleasure that nobody will admit to wanting to try ;-).

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            lgss Mar 3, 2009 06:29 PM

            Transylvanian Goulash! www.all-creatures.org/mhvs/recipes-go...

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              annynstar Mar 3, 2009 05:53 PM

              Salmon with Charcroute is really easy and super delicious. Charcroute is basically french sauerkraut and this recipe is uses sauerkraut as the base.

              1. shaogo Mar 3, 2009 04:40 PM

                I'm weird -- I always have some won ton skins in the freezer. I'd squeeze the kraut dry, add some dill seed and use egg wash to encase the kraut in the pasta skins. Boil until done then saute in butter, like pierogies.

                Chopped sauerkraut mixed with chopped broccoli is also a cool side dish. Pass the butter.

                1. Sam Fujisaka Mar 3, 2009 04:21 PM

                  Ribs, dogs, bierocks.

                  1. Jennalynn Mar 3, 2009 04:11 PM

                    Cut up some apples, add some brown sugar and a little grainy mustard... mix that into the sauerkraut.

                    Add some good sausages (bratwurst, Aidells Chicken Apple, bangers... whatever you like). Simmer on medium until sausages are cooked through. Or if you have a crockpot, put it in in the morning on low and 6 - 8 hours later it's dinner.

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                    1. re: Jennalynn
                      JungMann Mar 4, 2009 07:02 AM

                      Perfect suggestion.

                      Or you could throw add some tomato paste, caraway, onions, garlic, seasonings and various cuts of pork and kielbasa for bigos.

                    2. goodhealthgourmet Mar 3, 2009 04:10 PM

                      it's a traditional pairing with roast pork. you could also use it as a base/bed for stuffed cabbage rolls.

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                      1. re: goodhealthgourmet
                        Main Line Tracey Mar 3, 2009 05:31 PM

                        Any stuffed cabbage rolls recipe ideas?

                        1. re: Main Line Tracey
                          goodhealthgourmet Mar 3, 2009 05:50 PM

                          maybe 1 or 2 ;)


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