4 smoked pork (ham) hocks (or around 4 lbs)
4 cups water
1 onion, sliced
½ tsp marjoram or Italian seasoning
3 One pound cans sauerkraut
½ tsp celery seed
1/8 tsp pepper
Optional 1 apple, chopped
Place meat, water, onion and marjoram or Italian seasoning in crock pot . Sprinkle pepper on top.
Heat to boiling on High. Reduce setting to Medium and let it cook for 4 – 5 hours until meat is falling off the bone tender. Add kraut and celery seed. Cook until kraut is warmed through.
NOTE: You could cook this in a large kettle on the stove top if you prefer. Bring to boiling, reduce heat, cover and simmer until meat is falling off the bone tender. Add kraut and celery seed. If using apple, add it now. Cook until kraut is warmed through.
Some people like to drain the kraut. Bob is a huge kraut fan and loves the extra sour taste.
By Bob, for Chew Wanna Eat? ©2015
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