When I saw this recipe I knew that Dear Hubby would love this meal. I can't even imagine what came over me when I decided to make this the first time. Although, I do remember thinking that I would scrape the sauerkraut off of mine. I was pleasantly surprised how good this dish smelled as it was cooking, and when I tasted it I loved it and even ate the sauerkraut. Now it is one of my favorites. Of course, Dear Hubby loved it too and I have made it many times since then.
This is a one pot meal and it can be cooked in the oven or on the stove top. I found the original recipe here on Recipezaar, which is now Food.com. I now double the sauerkraut in my version.
This recipe works well with a dutch oven, or any roasting type pan with a lid. You start by browning your floured and seasoned meat in hot oil in the pan. When browned, you transfer the meat to a plate, and add your sliced onion and minced garlic to the pan and saute until translucent. Next, you add the sauerkraut, crushed pineapple, caraway seed and bay leaves and mix it together. Then you place the meat back into the pan and carefully stir it up until it is well mixed. Now you are ready to put the lid on your pan and let it simmer on the stove top or cook in your oven for about 3 hours. That is it. Be prepared to have your neighbors drop by to see what you are fixing for dinner. The aroma will draw them in!
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Here is the printable recipe: