Sauerkraut mit Speck

German Sauerkraut with Bacon

This sauerkraut recipe is a traditional side to German meat dishes. Serve it as a side with boiled potatoes to Rouladen or with bread dumplings to a crispy pork shank.

German Sauerkraut with Bacon

  • 32 oz. sauerkraut
  • 3 oz. bacon
  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 tsp. butter
  • 1 tsp. garlic paste
  • 1 ¼ cups beef broth
  • 1 tsp. of salt
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/2 tsp. caraway seeds
  • ¼ tsp. pepper
  • 2 whole juniper berries
  • 3 whole all spice
  • 1 tsp. of sugar
  1. Cut bacon and onion into small cubes and add to a medium sized pot.
  2. Add garlic paste and butter, and cook over medium heat for about 5 minutes.
  3. Add the caraway seeds and sugar and let cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add beef broth and spices.
  5. Bring to a boil and add the sauerkraut.
  6. Let simmer for about 1 hour.

You can prepare sauerkraut the day before, it is one of the dishes that tastes just as good or even better the next day.