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topping essentials: yummy sauerkraut with a twist

Recipe by
Andy Anderson !
Wichita, KS

I love this sauerkraut… it has flavor notes that are both sweet and sour. It is easy to put together, and is better the day after it is made. This is my go to sauerkraut for hot dogs, and when you incorporate it with some sliced sausages… just heaven. As a matter of fact, the photo I am using is for my sauerkraut and sausages, and I will post that recipe at a later time. So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.

yield serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For topping essentials: yummy sauerkraut with a twist

  • 2 Tbsp
    sweet butter, unsalted
  • 1/2 lg
    yellow onion, sliced into thin half moons
  • 1 tsp
    caraway seeds
  • 15 oz
    sauerkraut, rinsed, and drained
  • 1/4 c
    dark beer
  • 3 Tbsp
    pickle relish, sweet variety
  • 2 Tbsp
    coconut sugar
  • 2 tsp
    dry mustard

How To Make topping essentials: yummy sauerkraut with a twist

  • 1
  • 2
    Gather your Ingredients (mise en place).
  • 3
    Add the butter to a pan over medium-low heat.
  • 4
    When the foaming subsides, add the sliced onions, and the caraway seeds.
  • 5
    Slowly cook until the onions soften, and begin to lightly brown, about 20 minutes.
  • 6
    Add the remainder of the ingredients.
  • 7
    Slowly simmer until the liquid is reduced by half, about 10 – 12 minutes.
  • 8
    Chef’s Note: I make my own base sauerkraut; however, store-bought works quite well. My recommendation is not to use sauerkraut a can, or glass jar. But, choose sauerkraut that is in the refrigerated section.
  • 9
    Remove from the heat, allow to cool, place in a glass jar, with a tight-fitting lid, and place into the refrigerator until ready to use.
  • 10
    Chef’s Note: This recipe should last 7 – 10 days if kept cool, and sealed.
  • 11
  • 12
    Use on a good hot dog, as a side to another protein, or cook with some sliced sausages. Enjoy.
  • 13
    Keep the faith, and keep cooking.