Photo: Karry Hosford
8 servings (serving size: 1 pork slice, 1 sausage piece, and about 1/2 cup sauerkraut mixture.)

Choucroute garni is French for "garnished sauerkraut." This dish is just that, with hearty pork tenderloin, bacon, and turkey sausage. Use a good dark beer (such as stout) for extra flavor.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine first 7 ingredients in a Dutch oven; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 30 minutes. Remove from heat, and keep warm.

Step 2

While sauerkraut mixture is cooking, cut pork crosswise into 8 equal slices. Place each slice between 2 sheets of heavy-duty plastic wrap; flatten each piece to 1/4-inch thickness using a meat mallet or rolling pin. Lightly coat both sides of pork slices with cooking spray, and sprinkle both sides of pork with salt and pepper.

Step 3

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add half of pork slices; sauté 2 minutes on each side or until pork loses its pink color. Remove from heat, and keep warm. Repeat procedure with remaining pork slices. Serve pork with sauerkraut mixture.

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