This is a traditional meal for New Years. I have been looking for a recipe like this for awhile and finally found one I liked. I love sauerkraut and love meat cooked in it. This reminds me of my childhood and I will be making it for New Years. I tweaked the recipe a bit because I read all the comments as I find them helpful. You can also tweak it to your tastes as well by adding beer, brown sugar, onions, potaoes, etc to make it your own. This is how I like it and I can not wait to make this! Boiled or mashed potatoes and peas would be great with this. Happy New Years everyone!