Tess Geer Recipe

Rosemary Bacon Kraut

By Tess Geer dmsgrl

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Tess' Story

Is there a bacon lover in your family? Are you tired of plain sauerkraut? This recipe is a great change of pace! Serve as a side or a topping for hotdogs or brats. Great with a spicy, brown mustard.


1 lb
bacon, sliced
1 Tbsp
vegetable oil
1 Tbsp
minced fresh rosemary
4 c

Directions Step-By-Step

Place sauerkraut in a colander to drain.
Mince rosemary making sure to remove any bits of woody stem.
Cut bacon into 1/2" pieces. I like to use kitchen shears.
In a large sauce pan over medium heat, saute bacon in oil until medium crispy, about 8-10 minutes, stirring frequently. Add rosemary and cook stirring constantly for 30 seconds.
Add sauerkraut and stir to combine. Reduce heat to low and cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Remove to a serving bowl. Serve warm or refrigerate and serve cold. My family loves it with this mustard:
Hot and Sweet Whiskey Mustard

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American

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Tess Geer dmsgrl
Aug 10, 2013
You could drain the bacon grease but as the kraut has been drained I think it would be too dry without it. Also the grease adds a punch of bacon flavor. To reduce fat, you could try replacing some of the grease with olive oil. I bet that would work.
JoAnn Mac Diarmid wholelottacookin
Aug 5, 2013
Do you drain off the bacon grease before adding the kraut? Seems like it would be too greasy if you don't. Thank you.
Mary Ann Hanson DeaconGrandma
Aug 5, 2013
This was very good. Used it on some good old fashioned weiners (also a little spoonful by itself!). Will be using this again! My son in law's family always has kraut with the turkey at Thanksgiving. I had never heard of that before but it goes quite well. This would be good to try.
Tess Geer dmsgrl
Aug 3, 2013
Great Mary! Let us know how it turns out!
Mary Ann Hanson DeaconGrandma
Aug 3, 2013
I am cooking this now!!!!!!