Old-Fashioned Kraut Dinner Recipe

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Although I've collected countless cookbooks, I enjoy creating my own recipes even more. I came up with this recipe as an easy way to put dinner on the table after a long day's work.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 50 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 50 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 pound fully cooked smoked Polish sausage, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 6 pork chops (3/4 inch thick)
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 cans (14 ounces each) sauerkraut, rinsed and well drained
  • 1 teaspoon sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 502 calories, 31g fat (11g saturated fat), 140mg cholesterol, 1467mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 41g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, brown sausage and pork chops in oil; drain. Add the next five ingredients; cook until vegetables are tender. Stir in tomato sauce and water; cover and simmer for 40 minutes.
  2. Remove pork chops to a serving platter; keep warm. Add sauerkraut and sugar to skillet; mix well. Heat through. Serve with pork chops. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Old-Fashioned Kraut Dinner in Country Pork 1996, p57

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.

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