German Sausage and Kraut


1 1-pound bag sauerkraut, rinsed
8 small fingerling or red-skinned potatoes, halved if large
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
12 ounces turkey kielbasa or chicken sausage, cut into 2-inch pieces
1 6-ounce boneless smoked pork chop, trimmed and sliced
1 large onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, smashed
1 teaspoon coriander seeds, crushed
1 teaspoon juniper berries (available in the spice aisle), crushed
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
1 apple, grated
1 cup dry white wine
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
Whole-grain mustard, for serving


Soak the sauerkraut in a bowl of warm water. Cover the potatoes with water in a small saucepan and simmer over medium heat until tender, about 10 minutes. Drain and keep warm.

Meanwhile, heat the vegetable oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Prick the sausages with a fork and add to the pot along with the pork; cook until browned on one side, about 4 minutes. Turn the meats and add the onion, garlic, coriander, juniper berries, and salt and pepper to taste. Cook until the onion is golden brown, about 6 minutes. Add the apple and cook 2 more minutes.

Drain the sauerkraut, then add to the pot along with the wine and 1 cup water. Cover and simmer 10 minutes, then uncover and cook until thickened, about 5 more minutes. Transfer the sauerkraut, meats and potatoes to a platter. Top with the parsley and serve with mustard.

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