We somehow found ourselves with a can of sauerkraut, and I'd been trying to figure out what to do with it. For some strange reason, I began to imagine it with beef. Just to make sure I wasn't totally crazy, I did some google searches to see if such recipes exist, not that I actually follow recipes...
The recipes I found, and there are many, weren't at all kosher. They also required "slow-cookers" which I don't have. But at last I got some reassurance that people do cook beef with canned sauerkraut. Then I asked in a facebook group that prides itself on "real world" recipes, not those awfully complicated ones. Some nice people answered. They gave recipes/cooking ideas that also use "slow-cookers" or "cover well and bake in the oven," which I didn't feel like doing. I generally simmer beef on the stove for a few hours.
Now, to be honest, we haven't eaten it yet, but it looks and smells delicious.
kilo plus of the least expensive frozen beef in the store, onion, celeriac, a few carrots, a couple of tomatoes, a can of sauerkraut, a bit of oil, coarse ground black pepper and a couple cups of water.
- thaw beef
- soak beef or awhile in water, and then throw out the water
- put beef in pot with some oil, high heat
- add the onions, and then turn the beef over so it browns a bit all around
- add vegetables, sauerkraut, water and pepper, then cover
- as soon as it starts to boil, turn down heat to slow simmer
- simmer for at least two hours