Serbian Pork and Beef Casserole


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

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
6 servings


  • cup olive oil

  • 1 pound ground beef

  • ¼ cup bacon

  • 4 pork hocks, meat removed

  • 2 onions, chopped

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon pepper

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can sauerkraut, drained

  • 2 cups uncooked short-grain white rice

  • 4 cups chicken broth


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

  2. 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.

  3. 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 (per serving)

726 Calories
37g Fat
60g Carbs
35g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 726
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 37g 48%
Saturated Fat 13g 63%
Cholesterol 113mg 38%
Sodium 698mg 30%
Total Carbohydrate 60g 22%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 35g
Vitamin C 13mg 63%
Calcium 43mg 3%
Iron 6mg 33%
Potassium 664mg 14%

* 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.