How to Make Sauerkraut Sweet Style

By Contributing Writer

If you like cabbage but find that sauerkraut is a little too sour for you try this sweet sauerkraut recipe. It requires a bit of work but you'll find it well worth it.

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Make Sauerkraut Sweet Style

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Step 1

Open the bag or cans of sauerkraut and drain in colander. Squeeze until most of the liquid is gone. Place in saucepan and cover with water. Heat on high until boiling then turn heat off and return contents into colander. When the water is drained turn on the cold water and rinse, then squeeze the sauerkraut. This boiling and rinsing should be done one more time.

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Step 2

Fry 4 strips of bacon in a pan till crisp. While bacon is cooking, chop onion into small pieces and set aside. When bacon is done let it cool little and break it up into small pieces. Pour off excess bacon grease leaving just enough in the pan to fry the chopped onions. After onions are in the pan add a couple tablespoons of the sugar and stir occasionally until the onions are browned. Add bacon bits back into the pan and set aside.

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Step 3

Place rinsed sauerkraut back into saucepan. Add the onions and bacon using slotted spoon to avoid excess grease getting into the kraut. Add cold water just enough to almost cover the sauerkraut and pour in sugar. Cook and stir until hot and the sugar is dissolved. Serve hot as a side dish and enjoy!