This is a recipe from my Husband's grandmother. Even people that aren't crazy about sauerkraut have raved about them. For a Rueben twist, serve on a good rye roll with a slice of Swiss.

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Ingredients

20
Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Crumble the ground beef in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir until no longer pink. Pour in the sauerkraut and chicken broth and add the green pepper, celery and onion. Simmer for at least 1 hour. Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve on a good hard roll or a semmel (Kaiser) roll.

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Nutrition Facts

148.1 calories; 14 g protein; 3.2 g carbohydrates; 48.5 mg cholesterol; 545.3 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
09/17/2009
I think this would have been good as written but I did change it quite a bit. I used crumbled polish sausage didn't use the chicken stock just the sauerkraut juice. I also added about a half cup sour cream at the end and that gave it a great taste as well as the saucy texture of a regular sloppy joe. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
09/03/2010
This was not to our liking.--That is not what I wrote. I wrote we threw it out. Read More
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24 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
09/17/2009
I think this would have been good as written but I did change it quite a bit. I used crumbled polish sausage didn't use the chicken stock just the sauerkraut juice. I also added about a half cup sour cream at the end and that gave it a great taste as well as the saucy texture of a regular sloppy joe. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
(37)
Rating: 5 stars
09/17/2009
I think this would have been good as written but I did change it quite a bit. I used crumbled polish sausage didn't use the chicken stock just the sauerkraut juice. I also added about a half cup sour cream at the end and that gave it a great taste as well as the saucy texture of a regular sloppy joe. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
(37)
Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2009
Made this for New Years Eve - Loved it too much!! We used the juice from the kraut instead of the broth added a tsp of worcestershire a little black pepper and garlic salt. Excellent!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/15/2008
Good taste. Nice light alternative to bbq sloppy joes. Next time I'll leave out the broth and include the liquid from the kraut and add the kraut at the last minute to keep the tanginess from cooking out. I couldn't find kraut with caraway seeds so I added 1 tsp caraway seeds. These are good on Rye rolls with swiss cheese. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/27/2008
This was easy/quick to make and had a lot of flavor. It was hard to keep the filling on the bun. I reduced the recipe to just one third and I got six sandwiches. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/10/2008
These are a really good alternative to the tradional sloppy joes with red sauce. Very yummy! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/16/2008
This was good. I felt like it needed more of a sauce.. I'm just a condiment girl.. but it was good and may make again.. Read More
(11)
Rating: 4 stars
09/14/2009
We reallyy enjoyed this and I made this per the recipe. We had it on rolls with thousand island dressing and swiss cheese. This disappeared quickly in our house. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/09/2009
Great recipe. I used a 4 pound pork roast as I had no ground beef baked it shredded it and put it in the slowcooker for a few hours with 1 quart sauerkraut with juice 1 cup chicken broth 1 onion and 3 celery stalks. No bell pepper. Nice change. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/11/2008
I made these for my Tuesday card club lunch and all the ladies liked them I found the joes easy to make and delish. I made half a recpie as there are 6 of us. I couldn't find sauerkraut with caraway seed so I added 1tsp. caraway seed with the sauerkraut. My only change next time will be the rolls the kaiser ones ( to me) are just to much bread ( I'm not a bread fan). Thanks Laurie for a different sloppy joe that is oh so good! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
09/03/2010
This was not to our liking.--That is not what I wrote. I wrote we threw it out. Read More
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