I enjoyed this dinner so much! Plus it only took about 20 minutes to make!
First, the sauerkraut. I read somewhere that the tastiest sauerkraut is Libby’s in a can. Sauerkraut does not like light so to stabilize the kraut in bags and jars they have to add chemicals so it won’t turn ugly looking. Read the ingredients. Choose the one with no chemicals in a can. (I used Walmart’s canned brand.)
To brighten up the taste I use a recipe from Loaves and Fishes – https://www.loavesanddishes.net/how-to-cook-canned-sauerkraut/ It uses a little sugar, apple, and caraway seeds. Since you drain the kraut and add some chicken stock it is less astringent. It is always a winner at a cookout.
For the beans I use a simple can of pinto beans. I add a tablespoon of BBQ sauce, a little ketchup, and a glug or two of Worcestershire sauce. Then I tasted it. It was too sweet for me so I added a few drops of fish sauce. Perfect!
John microwaved for 2 minutes my 4 ounce piece of turkey sausage (not raw but like Jenny-o that you find near the hotdogs in the grocery store). The beans and the sauerkraut heated up on the stove top. And there you have it, a super easy, super fast dinner!
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