How can you say no to these Kraut Burgers? Two kinds of meat, some cabbage and Grandma’s love.
So Hubby was telling me about a dish his great grandmother used to make called “Kraut Burgers.” Now I was skeptical since he absolutely HATES sauerkraut. He said this meal is like a German calzone. Ok, I like calzones…… So I did some Internet research and found out what they were all about and I was intrigued and curious to make them. After lots of looking at pictures, recipes and blog posts & comments, I decided this was my Saturday night kitchen adventure!
And I was not disappointed.
I never had the opportunity to meet Hubby’s grandma but from what he’s told me, she was something else! Plus a good cook. He told me she would can fruits and veggies as well as whip up this dish. I was so excited to try this but wanted to make sure I stuck as close to the recipe and taste that he remembered.
They were surprisingly easy to make and full of flavor. I didn’t go with any specific recipe, but picked different ingredients from several recipes, added some of my own flavors & spices and created a Krautburger I can call my own. This recipe makes 12 burgers so if you’re not feeding a big group, you can halve it.