sauerkraukOne of the joy’s of spreading the lust with family and friends is what they do with it, here is my son Kevin’s Sweet and Savory Lusty Monk Sauerkraut

Ingredients:
1- 16oz package of Boar’s Head Sauerkraut
1- Bosc Pear, julienned
1/2- Onion, sliced thin
1 cup of your favorite Ale, Pilsner, or Kolsch to make your kraut more savory
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1 cup Apple Juice to keep your kraut sweeter
1 big ole’ heap of Lusty Monk Original Sin Mustard (1-2 Tbsp depending on preference)
Sea Salt
Black Pepper
2 Tbsp Olive Oil
Optional seasonings:
Rosemary
Thyme
Sage
Garlic Powder

Directions:
Heat up oil over medium low heat in a medium sized saucepan, add onions, a dash of salt and pepper and saute until onions just start to become translucent. Next add in the pears and continue to saute until onions are fully translucent. Now add the beer or apple juice and turn up the heat! The flame should be on high, and just before reaching a rolling boil add the sauerkraut and Lusty Monk. Keep it hot, and when it starts to bubble, turn it down to a simmer. Let it simmer, stirring occasionally, for 10-15 minutes. As it is simmering, season to taste with salt and pepper. I have a “Bavarian Seasoning” by Penzeys Spices that is basically a mix of crushed brown mustard, rosemary, garlic, thyme, bay leaf and sage, it is optional, I only added 1/2 teaspoon at most.

Serve with grass fed all natural beef brats in a roll or just enjoy your brats on a pile of Kevin’s sweet and savory Lusty Monk sauerkraut!

Beer Pairings: Gaffel Kölsch, Sünner Kölscher, or a German Pilsner like Weihenstephaner Pilsner

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