This is one of my favorite meals. It’s a new twist on an old favorite. It’s one of my comfort foods and takes less than half an hour to make. The barley gives the sauerkraut a sort of gravy & isn’t as strong as regular sauerkraut. Served with or over mashed potatoes, it’s amazing.
I don’t make it very often, because hubby doesn’t like the smell of sauerkraut cooking, so I usually make it when he’s not home. Here’s my recipe for Sauerkraut & Barley with hot dogs, or you could substitute the hot dogs with pork.
The ingredients are simple. A large can of sauerkraut, 1 cup of quick cooking barley, 3 cups of water & 6 to 8 hot dogs.
The first thing that I do is to drain & then rinse the sauerkraut with one or two cans of water. Rinsing it helps to remove the tartness of most canned sauerkraut.
Put the rinsed sauerkraut in a large pan & add 3 cups of water.
Bring the sauerkraut to a boil.
While you’re waiting for the sauerkraut to come to a boil, slice the hot dogs into bite sized pieces.
When the sauerkraut starts to boil, add 1 cup of Quick Barley. Stir well.
Add the sliced hot dogs to the sauerkraut & stir well to mix.
Cover the pot, bring the sauerkraut back to a boil, reduce heat & simmer for 12 minutes.
After it has cooked for the 12 minutes, turn off the heat & let stand for 5 minutes.
After the sauerkraut & barley has been left to sit for 5 minutes, the broth thickens into a sort of gravy.
It’s done! Plate it up & enjoy.
Hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
Happy Creating everyone!