Braised Sauerkraut with Apples and Crispy Bacon


Recipe by Suzanne Nuyen of Bun Bo Bae 

Serving size: 6-8 servings

Prep time: 15 min 

Cook time: 45 min

This braised sauerkraut with apples and crispy bacon dish brings much needed brightness and acidity to your table.

4 sli bacon chopped
2 tbsp butter (optional)
1 small onion
1 sweet apple
1 tsp fennel seeds
12 oz beer (any type)
salt and pepper to taste

Sauté the bacon on medium heat in a heavy-bottomed pan or dutch oven until the fat has rendered out and the bacon is crispy. Set the bacon bits aside but keep the fat in the pan.

Add some butter if you did not get enough rendered fat out of your bacon (mine was pretty lean) and add your onions and apples and fennel seeds. Cook them until the onions are softened, about five minutes.

Add two cans of Libby's Crispy Sauerkraut and mix well before adding the beer. Bring to a boil and lower the heat, simmering the mixture uncovered until the beer has evaporated, about 30-45 minutes.

Season with salt and pepper and sprinkle with crispy bacon before serving!