Shepard’s Pie with Sauerkraut

I was looking for ways to use sauerkraut. This is a twist on Shepard’s Pie. Naturally fermented sauerkraut adds a spectrum of nutrients to this ol’ standby recipe.

You’ll want to purchase natural sauerkraut with no added vinegars available in most natural food stores. Naturally fermented sauerkraut contains beneficial live bacteria which aid digestion and helps with regularity. Natural sauerkraut contains anti-inflammatory properties as well.

Also, you’ll want to add sauerkraut to grilled cheese sandwiches on rye bread. Add sauerkraut to boiled potatoes for a change in flavor. Also, apples pear nicely with sauerkraut side dishes.

Shepard’s Pie with Sauerkraut

Ingredients:
1 pound lean ground hamburger or ground bison
1 onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, chopped
1 cup sauerkraut
4-5 potatoes, cooked and mashed with butter

Method:
1. Brown ground meat and onions, season to taste. Add sauerkraut and garlic cook for 5 minutes.
2. Cook potatoes in boiling water until fork inserts easily. Drain and mash. Add butter.
3. Put meat mixture in bottom of 2 1/2 or 3 quart casserole; then top with mashed potatoes.
4. Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

 

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