Tuesday's Cupboard—Sauerkraut & Canadian Bacon

This simple & tasty traditional German dish is fantastic in the slow cooker!

A delicious slow cooked supper for chilly Fall evenings

Use fresh sauerkraut in plastic bags (in the deli & refrigerated vegetable cases in the grocery store).  If you can't find fresh, go for the large jarred variety.  Canned sauerkraut loses its freshness and is a little stale.

Find Canadian bacon at the grocery store alongside regular bacon or look for it near the lunch meat & cheese section.

From Weight Watcher Slow Good Super Slow-Cooker Cookbook, ©2005 

Makes 8 servings

Sauerkraut & Canadian Bacon
Crock Pot


2½ pounds fresh sauerkraut

1½ pounds baby Yukon Gold or small red potatoes, chopped in half

1 pound Canadian bacon, cut into 1" pieces

1 pkg sliced Granny Smith apples (or 3 medium, cleaned & chopped)

2 tablespoons classic French Dijon mustard

1½ tsp. caraway seeds

1 tsp. dried & crumbled sage or 2 sprigs of fresh sage

½ tsp. freshly ground black pepper

Wunderbar seasonings!

Just clean, cut in half & drop them into the pot!

Make It!

I bulked up this recipe for my 7 qt. oval crock pot.  I used...

•  About 4 pounds of sauerkraut
•  1 pkg. of baby Yukon Gold (the equivalent of 4 medium-sized gold potatoes) 
•  2 pounds of Canadian bacon
•  2 pkgs. of Dole sliced red & green apples
•  3 T. of Dijon
•  3 tsp. caraway seeds
•  2 tablespoons of fresh sage
•  1 tsp. of freshly ground black pepper

Place sauerkraut, potatoes, Canadian bacon, apples, Dijon, caraway seeds, fresh sage & ground pepper into the crock pot.  Mix well.  

Cover & cook until the potatoes are fork tender, about 4 hours on high or 6-7 hours on low.

This will make the house smell heavenly!

Yummy with dark rye or light rye bread!


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