A delicious casserole my husband's mother is famous for making.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
45 mins
total:
1 hr 5 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Brown ground beef, bacon, pork meat from hocks, and onions. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in sauerkraut and rice. Transfer contents to a casserole, and stir in chicken broth.

  • Bake, uncovered, in a preheated oven until rice is cooked, about 30 to 45 minutes. Check liquid level periodically; add water if the casserole is drying out.

Nutrition Facts

726 calories; protein 34.8g 70% DV; carbohydrates 59.5g 19% DV; fat 37.4g 58% DV; cholesterol 112.7mg 38% DV; sodium 698.4mg 28% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (12)

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Rating: 5 stars
07/20/2006
I think it calls for 2 hocks too many. Frankly I d use diced pork chops rather than the hocks since the recipe also calls for bacon. I will cook in a frying pan or a Le Crueset type pan that will transfer into the oven fry the rice until golden use the refrigerated sauerkraut not the canned. What no fennel seed? I think I will cover the pan in the oven for 25 minutes then remove the cover and cooked an additional 10 or 15 minutes. It sounds delicious - Serbians rock! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
06/01/2012
I followed the recipe and I just found it to be rather bland though I'm also not big on casseroles Read More
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16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
07/20/2006
I think it calls for 2 hocks too many. Frankly I d use diced pork chops rather than the hocks since the recipe also calls for bacon. I will cook in a frying pan or a Le Crueset type pan that will transfer into the oven fry the rice until golden use the refrigerated sauerkraut not the canned. What no fennel seed? I think I will cover the pan in the oven for 25 minutes then remove the cover and cooked an additional 10 or 15 minutes. It sounds delicious - Serbians rock! Read More
(27)
Rating: 4 stars
01/12/2008
I made this recipe for my boyfriend's serbian family party and it was the favorite dish among several people there including myself. It's still being talked about a week later. Read More
(26)
Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2011
Awesome! I slow cooked only one hock in the chicken broth, then used the chopped hock meat and then followed the directions exactly. Very good! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/14/2011
I really like beef pork sauerkraut and rice and I also enjoy trying new recipes. My expectations were modest mostly due to the lack of seasonings in this casserole (which according to Wikipedia is typical for Serbian cooking). But wow. This casserole is amazing! The ingredients themselves provide ample flavor. The only changes I made were cooking it entirely on the stovetop instead of baking it using a pork chop instead of pork hocks and using a good-quality chicken stock instead of broth. I'll definitely make this again--in fact I'm going to get up and do that right now! Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
02/04/2011
Thank you for posting this! I made it for my family of 5 and all loved it. Cooked it exactly as listed here - oh sorry a little lie there - I chopped up 2 pork chops instead of the meat from the hocks. Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
04/15/2011
Mmm! This is so good! I did everything exactly as written and cooked it for 35 mins! Thanks! SO yummy! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/26/2012
I didn't have pork hocks or chops so made it with ground beef and a little more bacon than the recipe called for. I was a bit unsure of what to expect from this recipe although all the other reviews were good. It is a fantastic dish! I was surprised how flavorful it is with very little seasoning. I guess the bacon and saurkraut gives it all it needs. My husband loved this and had three servings! It made a great leftover for lunch. Thanks for sharing this interesting recipe. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
02/21/2012
I used a ground veal/beef/pork packet I got on sale. I also did the stovetop method browned the rice and added 1 tsp. ground fennel 1/4 tsp. dill seed and about 1/2 tbsp. paprika and was generous with the pepper. Adding this to my winter repertoire...it's fabulous! Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
07/18/2012
Being unfamiliar with Serbian food I can't claim that this is "authentic." Tasty though it is! It has very interesting flavors and my teenage boys have requested that I make it again some time. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
06/01/2012
I followed the recipe and I just found it to be rather bland though I'm also not big on casseroles Read More
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