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Left over sauerkraut

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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  1. 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. 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

        Perfect suggestion.

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

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

              1. 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 ;-).

                1. make a soup. kapushniak or kapusta

                  1. 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. 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.