1 large yellow onion
2 tsp crushed garlic
2 cups carrots chopped
2 lbs ground beef ( can sub 2 cans kidney beans)
1 lbs ground pork (can sub 1 can garbanzo beans)
1 medium zucchini diced
6 large tomatoes cubed
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
1 1/2 tsp caraway seeds
white pepper to taste
2 tsp oregano
1 tsp italian seasoning
2 cans diced tomatoes with juice
1 1/2 cups sauerkraut (separate the liquid and save)
1 1/2 cups cooked rice
Fresh grated or shaved parmesan, micro greens and paprika for garnish
Hold off on salting until the end because some sauerkraut can be quite salty
Cook onions and garlic in oil of choice (I used butter) until translucent, add in carrots and cook until they begin to soften. Add in meats (or legumes for vegetarians), spices, fresh tomatoes and zucchini and cook till browned. Add in canned tomatoes with juice and begin adding in sauerkraut juice until it reaches a taste you like. Simmer to combine ingredients. If your recipe is too sour add in a tsp of honey. Once the spices taste balanced to you add in the rice and mix together.
Serve toped with sauerkraut (the leafy part that you reserved), fresh grated parmesan, micro greens and a dash of paprika.
*Keep in mind that with all recipes spices can vary in potency. My spices are very fresh and so quite strong yours may not be so feel free to add extra oregano, italian seasoning or caraway to meet your spice requirements.