Pressure Cooker Sauerkraut Recipe
Sauerkraut is an iconic German recipe that has a distinct flavor and a surprisingly healthy nutritional profile. Making sauerkraut may seem complicated, but you can easily make flavorful sauerkraut recipes using a pressure cooker. The following is a delicious sauerkraut pressure cooker recipe that will delight your taste buds.
1. Classic Sauerkraut
This classic sauerkraut recipe results in simple, traditional sauerkraut that makes for a perfect snack, a starter for a more complex recipe, or as an accompaniment to a meal. Making classic sauerkraut is easy and doesn’t require a lot of ingredients, so this is an ideal dish to make when you are looking to use up cabbage, or you don’t feel like making something with many ingredients.
- 2 heads cabbage – chopped
- 2 cups white vinegar
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/4 cup salt
- The first thing you need to do is take your chopped cabbage and place it into your pressure cooker.
- At this point, turn off the pressure cooker.
- Then, add your water, vinegar, and salt.
- Stir until the mixture is well combined, then lock the lid on your pressure cooker.
- Select the “Meat” setting and cook for 15 minutes in this setting.
- It will take about 10-15 minutes for the pressure to build, and then it should cook for 15 minutes.
- Release the pressure naturally, which should take anywhere from 10 to 40 minutes.
- Lift the lid and serve!
2. Pork and Sausage Sauerkraut
If you’re looking for a hearty sauerkraut recipe that will fill you up at dinnertime, this meaty sauerkraut recipe is a perfect choice. This recipe assumes that you have premade your sauerkraut; if you haven’t, refer to recipe #1 first so that you can make your sauerkraut. This recipe is typically served with a side of mashed potatoes or rice, but you can eat it on its own.
- 1 lb. pork ribs – boneless is best
- 14 oz. sausage – such as kielbasa; sliced
- 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
- 1/3 tsp pepper
- 1/3 tsp salt
- 4 cups premade sauerkraut
- 1 Tbsp. brown sugar
- 1/3 cup water
- Turn your pressure cooker on “sauté” mode and add your oil.
- Brown the ribs for several minutes, adding salt and pepper to taste.
- After browning the ribs, add your sauerkraut and brown sugar; take care to sprinkle the brown sugar on top of the sauerkraut, as this will help with the caramelization.
- Then add in your slices of sausage and cover with water.
- Lock the lid of your pressure cooker and make sure that the vent is sealed.
- Cook on manual setting for 15 minutes.
- Let the pressure cooker vent naturally if you wish, or you can vent it manually if you do not want to wait for the natural release.
- After the steam has been released, unlock and open the lid.
- Finally, mix the sauerkraut slightly to combine flavors.
- Your dish is now ready to serve.