- 1 can Sauerkraut (27 oz)
- ½ lb Smoked Ham, diced
- ½ lb Onions, diced
- 1 can Sliced Stewed Tomatoes (27 oz)
- 1¾ lbs Ground Beef
- 2 quarts Vegetable Broth
- 8 tbs Vegetable Oil
- 2 tbs Paprika
- 1 tsp Ground Caraway
- 1 tsp Sambal Oelek
- ¼ tsp Chili Powder
- Salt, Pepper, Marjoram, Thyme and Sugar to taste
Drain the sauerkraut and squeeze out excess juice, coarsely chop sauerkraut. Drain the tomatoes, reserving the juice and cut slices in half.
In a stock pot brown the ham and onions in some oil, remove and set aside.
In the same pot brown the ground meat next, also remove and set aside.
To the remaining oil add the sauerkraut and braise lightly.
Add the reserved tomato juice, ground meat, ham, onions and broth.
Season and add the tomatoes.
Simmer for 30-
Sprinkle with fresh chopped parsley before serving.
Sambal Oelek, a chili based sauce or relish from Indonesia, added for some heat.
We also like to use it for a little heat in a home-