There are only so many hot dogs a person can eat, so what else can you do with leftover sauerkraut? It’s versatile stuff, says The Professor: “Sauerkraut and kidney bean soup is an old family favorite, as is Szekely Goulash (pork braised w/ sauerkraut, paprika, and sour cream).”

Pork, of course, is a classic kraut pairing. melly likes pork ribs and sauerkraut, and WhatThePho has an old family recipe for pork sausage, bacon, and sauerkraut, served over hot potatoes.

pasuga likes a recipe for pork chops that’s straight out of the ’50s: the chops bake in a bath of sauerkraut, cream of mushroom soup, shredded apple, and chopped onion. “Serve with baked potatoes. No need for butter or sour cream, just mash the kraut into the potato,” says pasuga. “My Dad used to call this peasant food—lucky peasants!”

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