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Choucroute Garni Recimeal

ReciMeals are designed to be complete meals that need only be accompanied by a beverage, and sometimes a side salad or slice of bread. A ReciMeal provides significant amounts of at least three of the five MyPyramid food groups: about 1/2 cup of fruits, 1/2 cup of vegetables, 1 ounce equivalent of grain foods, 2 ounces or the equivalent of lean meat or beans or 1 cup or the equivalent of milk per recipe serving. A classic French dish, choucroute garni is simply "garnished sauerkraut" - topped with ham, pork or sausage and boiled potatoes. As a French dish, it's served with crusty French bread. And did you know, sauerkraut (made of cabbage) is another way to fit vegetables into your meal?

Recipe by Canned Food Alliance
french, dairy free, nut free


  • Vegetable oil spray
  • 1 1/2 pounds lean boneless pork, cut into six pieces
  • 1 can (15 ounces) sauerkraut
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 1 medium apple, sliced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons caraway seeds
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1 can (15 ounces) whole-new potatoes, drained
  • Parsley for garnish
  • 6 slices crusty French bread


  1. Coat a large, non-stick skillet with vegetable oil spray; brown pork on both sides, for about two minutes.
  2. Drain any fat.
  3. Layer sauerkraut, onion and apple.
  4. Add bay leaf and caraway seeds.
  5. Pour wine over top.
  6. Cover; turn heat to simmer.
  7. Cook for about 40 minutes.
  8. Add potatoes.
  9. Simmer covered for about 10 more minutes.
  10. To serve arrange sauerkraut topped with pork and potatoes on a platter.
  11. Garnish with parsley.
  12. Serve with French bread.