Sausage Sauerkraut Balls


A flavorful sausage and sauerkraut mixture is breaded and baked into delicious appetizer balls. They'll be requested over and over again. Serve them with spicy mustard sauce or sweet and sour sauce.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
6 dozen balls


  • 1 ½ pounds ground pork sausage

  • 1 onion, finely chopped

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ teaspoon ground dry mustard

  • 4 drops hot pepper sauce

  • ½ cup milk

  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley

  • 1 (16 ounce) can sauerkraut - drained, rinsed and finely chopped

  • ¼ cup butter

  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten

  • ¼ cup cold water

  • ¾ cup dry bread crumbs


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  2. Place ground pork sausage and onion in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain and stir in all-purpose flour, dry mustard and hot pepper sauce. Whisk in milk. Stirring constantly, continue cooking approximately 5 minutes. Remove from heat and mix in dried parsley and sauerkraut.

  3. Place butter in a 9x13 inch baking dish, and melt in the preheated oven.

  4. In a small bowl, stir together the eggs and cold water.

  5. Roll the sausage mixture into 1 inch balls. Dip sausage balls into the egg and water mixture, then roll them in the bread crumbs.

  6. Arrange coated sausage balls in the baking dish in a single layer. Bake in the preheated oven approximately 30 minutes, turning after 15 minutes, until golden brown.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

364 Calories
28g Fat
17g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 364
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 28g 36%
Saturated Fat 11g 56%
Cholesterol 81mg 27%
Sodium 721mg 31%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 8mg 38%
Calcium 57mg 4%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 249mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.