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Sauerkraut Goulash

Polish family cooking

Here is a recipe for another of our family’s favourite dishes. I’ve adapted this slightly from the recipe included in my grandmother’s handwritten cook book.

Sauerkraut Goulash

Ingredients

1.5 kg sauerkraut
2 onions
1 kg pork, cubed
3 tablespoons sunflower oil
2 tablespoons paprika
2 teaspoons caraway seeds, crushed
350 ml sour cream

Instructions

Heat oil in a large saucepan and fry meat. Add onions and cook until soft. Add paprika and caraway seeds. Rinse sauerkraut thoroughly, drain, and add to pot. Top up pot with water and simmer until meat is tender. This will take at least one hour. Remove from heat and mix in sour cream. Serve with rice or buckwheat groats.

Related content: our recipe for traditional Polish Goulash.

Polish Goulash / Polskie Gulasz

Polish traditional cooking

Goulash is a stew of meat and vegetables, which has for generations been a popular dish in Poland. This is our own Poznan region recipe for Polish goulash.

Polish Goulash / Polskie Gulasz

Ingredients

400 g of pork, cubed
1 red pepper, sliced
1 red pepper, sliced
300 g green beans
3 large onions, diced
3 large carrots, sliced
1 can plum tomatoes
6 allspice berries
2 bay leaves
1 teaspoon dried mixed herbs
1 teaspoon ground paprika
salt
sunflower oil
250 ml stock (vegetable or beef)

Instructions

Cut meat into cubes and fry in oil. Add the onions, bay leaves, allspice berries and cook until tender. Season with salt. Add the carrots, beans, peppers, and stock. Cook until the vegetables are tender. Add meat and a tin of tomatoes to the pot. Add extra water if needed. Season with salt, paprika, mixed herbs, and pepper, and simmer for about 30 minutes. Serve with buckwheat groats (kasha / kasza) or bread.

SMACZNEGO!

  • We often add a handful of wild mushrooms to the recipe.
  • If it’s a special occasion we add a few glugs of red wine to the pot during cooking.
  • Venison, wild boar, beef, or a mix of different meat can be used instead of pork.

Related content on Polish Poland: Bigos (a Polish cabbage and meat stew).