This was one of my Grandma Schwartz's recipes. Grandpa Schwartz was a German butcher and this was one of his (and our) favorite meals. It's an extra-special beef entree when served with mashed potatoes made with butter and sour cream.—Lynda Sharai, Summer Lake, Oregon
The bacon for this recipe can be used in the Sauerkraut Mashed Potatoes recipe included in this German meal. And what a tasty use for bacon drippings! The tangy mustard and brown sugar make this quick-and-easy German Bratwurst recipe from the Test Kitchen something special.
These moist tender chops get delicious flavor from Dijon mustard, onions and apple slices. Or try replacing the apples with pineapple rings for an appealing variation. I like to serve mashed sweet potatoes with this main course, along with a simple salad.
Meet the Cook: Those who like the taste of Reuben sandwiches and sauerkraut are sure to savor these distinctive meatballs. The recipe was given to me by a good friend, Helga Stremel, who is from Germany and is a wonderful cook.
-Irlana Waggoner, Hays, Kansas
I used to make these chops for our three children when they were growing up. Now they've become special at our restaurant and are often requested for banquets. Everything on our menu, which features steaks, seafood, chicken, pasta and burger, is made to order from scratch, using fresh ingredients.—Linda Martin, Bartlett, Tennessee
Apples are a sweet and surprising addition to tender potatoes and leftover bratwurst in this stovetop supper. "Having grown up in the Midwest, I love a meat-and-potatoes meal," notes Marcia Graves-Wilbur from Indian Harbour Beach, Florida. "If I can make it all in one pot, it's an added bonus."
"I have tried many different ways to use up leftover roast beef, but my husband says this is the best!" reports Emma Magielda from Amsterdam, New York. "I experimented until I came up with all the right ingredients for this nicely seasoned dish."
Be prepared to hand out recipes after you pass around this impressive pork entree. Dinner guests can't believe how easy it is. I think leftovers would be great in sandwiches…but I've never had any to sample!