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Sausage Sauerkraut Sloppy Joes

Sausage Sauerkraut Sloppy Joes are quick and easy to make and if you love sauerkraut you will love these!

Sauerkraut Sloppy Joes

My husband and both my girls love sauerkraut. My son and I on the other hand are not big fans of it. We will eat it, but it certainly not something that we pile high on a hot dog or sausage. It is okay, but we can easily do without.

My girls and husband on the other hand will eat it on hot dogs, sausages, and have even been known to eat it by the spoonful. So, when I saw a recipe in a Taste of Home magazine for Sloppy Ottos I knew I had to give a version of them a try.

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The recipe was called Sloppy Ottos, but we decided to change the name up and call them Sauerkraut Sloppy Joes. They are the same basic idea of sloppy joes, but they are made with sausage and sauerkraut instead of ground beef and tomatoes. Whatever you call them they are good. Even my son and I enjoyed these!

The recipe was pretty basic, but I did change it up some. I increased the meat and I decreased the sauerkraut. The sauerkraut lovers in my family thought I could have easily increased the sauerkraut. My son and I though thought it was the perfect amount. It was there, but it was not overwhelming. If you love sauerkraut feel free to increase it.

My husband and son eat this over a regular bun. My girls and I eat it over a gluten free hamburger bun or gluten free bread.

I love how simple this is to make and I think it will freeze great.

Sauerkraut Sloppy Joes


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  1. Here is a good question: Does sauerkraut go bad? Especially if you keep it in the fridge. How would you know if it had gone bad? I made this several months ago and we loved it. We had a large jar and didn’t use it all. I would love to make it again!

    • Sorry it took me awhile to answer this. I have no idea what the “official” answer is to this. I have had a jar of sauerkraut in the fridge for a couple months and had it be fine as long as the brine/liquid is covering the kraut. It seems to get funny tasting and colored if it doesn’t have enough brine. Again I don’t know what the correct answer is, that is just what I have had experience with. Take that advice at your own risk. ๐Ÿ˜‰ You can also freeze sauerkraut, which might work well in the future when you want to make this.You could easily divide the jar up and freeze it for next time. The texture is slightly different when you freeze it, but for a recipe like this it would work fine. I hope that helps.

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