Alsatian Pork and Sauerkraut

Alsatian Pork and Sauerkraut

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"This is a French recipe, very easy and a real comfort food. An all in one pot meal! I have gotten people who say they don't like sauerkraut to try this dish. They couldn't believe how good it is and asked for more."
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Ingredients

1 h 45 m servings 756 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 756 kcal
  • 38%
  • Fat:
  • 41.6 g
  • 64%
  • Carbs:
  • 51.9g
  • 17%
  • Protein:
  • 44 g
  • 88%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 139 mg
  • 46%
  • Sodium:
  • 2024 mg
  • 81%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
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  1. Place the bacon in a large, deep pot, and cook over medium-high heat, stirring to turn pieces occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain the bacon pieces on a paper towel-lined plate. With a paper towel, wipe the bacon grease out of the pot but keep as much of the brown bits as possible. Stir in the onion, sauerkraut, brown sugar, and chicken broth, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Add the potatoes and apple slices.
  2. Place the juniper berries, peppercorns, cloves, parsley, and bay leaf into a small cheesecloth square, and tie the ends together to make a spice bag (or place the spices into a stainless steel tea ball). Place the spice bag into the pot, and add the pork chops and kielbasa sausage pieces. Add more chicken broth, if needed, to just cover the ingredients. Bring the pot to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer until the potatoes are very tender, about 1 hour.
  3. To serve, use a slotted spoon to remove the sauerkraut, potatoes, and apple slices to the center of a serving platter. Arrange bacon, pork chops, and kielbasa pieces around the outside of the platter.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Notes
  • The apples and brown sugar take the strong tartness out of the sauerkraut. It is a very savory dish for a cold winter night!
  • You can find juniper berries in the spice section of the grocery store.

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Most helpful positive review

I gave this 5 stars because it's the real thing, just like I had in France! I made some changes because of what I had on hand. I used a 32-jar of sauerkraut, a golden delicious apple, no juniper...

Most helpful critical review

I found that by the time my potatoes were finished cooking, the pork was very dry. I omitted the apple and juniper berries and used ground pepper and cloves instead of whole. I put the chopped o...

I gave this 5 stars because it's the real thing, just like I had in France! I made some changes because of what I had on hand. I used a 32-jar of sauerkraut, a golden delicious apple, no juniper...

I found that by the time my potatoes were finished cooking, the pork was very dry. I omitted the apple and juniper berries and used ground pepper and cloves instead of whole. I put the chopped o...

excellent just like the French make it!!! If you follow the recipe.....it will come out perfect. You may need more Chicken broth if your pot is very full. To the lady that didn't have good resu...

Recipes for this classic Choucroute Garnie are as varied and as plentiful as there are cooks to prepare it. This simplified, streamlined version was easy to prepare and a hit with both me and H...

Very tasty served with rye bread with butter on the side( great to soak up the juices). I replaced the juniper berries with 1.5 tsp of caraway seeds and used ground cloves , ground malabar black...

I created an account just to review this. This recipe is one of the best I've used from this site. I didn't use the Juniper berries as I couldn't find them, so I substituted a fresh Rosemary s...

Delicious! I didn't follow the recipe exactly, but used what I had on hand and everything was great, and a hit with the family. I'll make this again.

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