Crock-Pot Candied Bacon Sauerkraut

Crock-Pot Candied Bacon Sauerkraut | Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

I really do wish New Year’s Eve could take place every year on a Saturday. Having a Friday and a Monday off to celebrate the holiday gave us two days to party with friends, and an additional two days to catch up on all of the things we’ve needed to get around to but haven’t had the time to even dream about accomplishing. And before you ask, no, none of those things that we did eventually get around to, included our non-existent bathroom project, which has not been touched in over six months. We’ll get there. Maybe. I’ve learned to shut my brain off when I enter that empty room containing a rough wood floor and unfinished walls. If it weren’t for doing laundry, I could happily pretend that particular room was entirely invisible. Although, I must admit that it’s been a nice room to store stuff in over the holidays. Perhaps I should have B.O.B. Bob build me a secret stash room where I can hide all of the things that would normally get in the way. Hmmmmm, maybe we should just stick to one project at a time. After all, we’re only one stomach bug away from a breakup. Living in a house with one tiny little bathroom tends to bring the out the worst in us, especially when there’s vomiting involved. Maybe 2017 will be our lucky year. The year when dreams come true and miracles really do happen. The year we finally become a two-bathroom household again.

Crock-Pot Candied Bacon Sauerkraut | Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

Ingredients:

Candied Bacon:

  • 1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Pure Maple Syrup
  • 1 Tablespoon Dijon Mustard
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Chipotle Powder
  • 1 Pound Thick-Cut Bacon

Sauerkraut:

  • 1 (32-oz.) Bag Sauerkraut, Drained
  • 8 Slices Candied Bacon, Roughly Chopped
  • 1/2 Cup Light Brown Sugar, Packed
  • 1 Tablespoon Whole Grain Dijon Mustard
  • 1 (12-oz.) Bottle of Good Quality Lager Beer
  • 4 Tablespoons Premium Salted Butter, Sliced

Crock-Pot Candied Bacon Sauerkraut | Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

Directions:

Candied Bacon:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line a baking sheet with tin foil, and then place a baking rack on top.
  3. Lay the bacon slices on top of the baking rack.
  4. Mix the brown sugar, maple syrup, mustard, and chipotle powder in a bowl, until all lumps are gone.
  5. Brush the mixture on top of the bacon slices.
  6. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes.
  7. Allow to rest for 5 minutes, before removing from the baking rack.

Sauerkraut:

  1. Place the drained sauerkraut and chopped candied bacon in a crock-pot.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the brown sugar, mustard, and beer.
  3. Pour the liquid over the sauerkraut, and stir to combine.
  4. Set the crock-pot on low temperature for 6 to 8 hours.
  5. Spoon the sauerkraut into a bowl, discarding as much of the cooking liquid as possible.
  6. Stir the butter into the sauerkraut and serve immediately.

Crock-Pot Candied Bacon Sauerkraut | Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

Suggestions:

  • Try to drain as much liquid off of the sauerkraut as possible.
  • Use premium butter in this recipe, because cheap butter has a lower butterfat content and much less flavor. I prefer using European or Irish butter in this recipe.
  • Serve with Boiled Crusted Potatoes and Dip Mix Fried Pork Chops.

Crock-Pot Candied Bacon Sauerkraut | Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

Improvements:

Nonstick Cooling Rack

Crock-Pot Candied Bacon Sauerkraut

Crock-Pot Candied Bacon Sauerkraut

Ingredients:

    Candied Bacon:
  • 1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Pure Maple Syrup
  • 1 Tablespoon Dijon Mustard
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Chipotle Powder
  • 1 Pound Thick-Cut Bacon
  • Sauerkraut:
  • 1 (32-oz.) Bag Sauerkraut, Drained
  • 8 Slices Candied Bacon, Roughly Chopped
  • 1/2 Cup Light Brown Sugar, Packed
  • 1 Tablespoon Whole Grain Dijon Mustard
  • 1 (12-oz.) Bottle of Good Quality Lager Beer
  • 4 Tablespoons Premium Salted Butter, Sliced

Directions:

    Candied Bacon:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line a baking sheet with tin foil, and then place a baking rack on top.
  3. Lay the bacon slices on top of the baking rack.
  4. Mix the brown sugar, maple syrup, mustard, and chipotle powder in a bowl, until all lumps are gone.
  5. Brush the mixture on top of the bacon slices.
  6. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes.
  7. Allow to rest for 5 minutes, before removing from the baking rack.
  8. Sauerkraut:
  9. Place the drained sauerkraut and chopped candied bacon in a crock-pot.
  10. In a medium bowl, whisk together the brown sugar, mustard, and beer.
  11. Pour the liquid over the sauerkraut, and stir to combine.
  12. Set the crock-pot on low temperature for 6 to 8 hours.
  13. Spoon the sauerkraut into a bowl, discarding as much of the cooking liquid as possible.
  14. Stir the butter into the sauerkraut and serve immediately.
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  • Sheena Tweed

    Yummy, this looks so good. I can’t wait to try it.

    • Colleen Delawder

      Thanks Sheena…I’m excited to eat it again tonight!

  • kierra

    I have no clue where you come up with all these recipes. They always look so good. I need to start doing cooking projects like you.

  • CHIMEE AHAIWE

    Definitely going to try this! Looks delicious

    • Colleen Delawder

      Thanks Chimee…it truly is delicious!

  • You had me at Bacon and brown sugar! lolol

    • Colleen Delawder

      It’s hard to ignore bacon and brown sugar!

  • Monika Dabrowski

    What a fabulous recipe! I come from the sauerkraut country (Poland!) so this recipe is right up my street! And I love the sound of candied bacon. Thanks for linking up to FF:)

    • Colleen Delawder

      Thanks Monika…sauerkraut is one of my faves!

  • Candied bacon?! I am all over it! It sounds super yummy as I also love sauerkraut! Happy 2017! 🙂

    • Colleen Delawder

      Happy 2017 Petra!

  • Susan

    Wowza! You’ve combined two of my favorite flavors – bacon and sauerkraut. I can’t wait to give it try. Thanks for sharing at the #ThisIsHowWeRoll Link Party.

    • Colleen Delawder

      Hope you enjoy it Susan…I don’t think there’s any way you could not!