Sauerkraut Pork Kielbasa and Biscuits

Sauerkraut is a traditional meal to serve on New Years Day and is said to bring good luck in the new year.  So, I made a lot of it for the shelter.  My ovens were finally fixed on Monday so I am good to go once again.
 I bought 4 pork loin roasts and browned them in a heavy pot.

 I put some sauerkraut on the bottom of the restaurant pans and placed the roasts, some smoked ham and some smoked turkey necks on top of it.  I added some beef stock.

 I covered the meat with more sauerkraut and some diced apples. I added some granulated garlic and minced dried onion, salt and pepper, caraway seeds and brown sugar.  This baked at 300 degrees for about 6 hours. I removed the roasts and sliced them very thin and returned the pork to the sauerkraut. I refrigerated it overnight and finished it this morning.

 Before reheating it, I added about 8 pounds of kielbasa sliced thin and 2 cups of sour cream to each pan.

 About 30 minutes before it was finished heating, I removed it from the oven and turned the ovens to 350 degrees.

 I topped each pan with biscuit dough.  I just made a simple parsley and black pepper biscuit dough.

After baking, I spread the tops with melted butter and sprinkled them with paprika.  This recipe made 50 quarts.

Here's wishing you a very Happy New Year!


Dee said…
I am just hearing about this dish for good luck. Being born and raised in the south, it was always black eyed peas and turnip greens! Looks good though. I love learning about traditions in other parts of the country.
jody said…
looks so good! bet it smells wonderful in your kitchen! enjoy your day!!
Anonymous said…
wow, that was a lot of work! Sounds amazing! Happy New Year to you and your family !
Nellie said…
The shelter is certainly going to have a Happy New Year's Day!
Patty Woodland said…
I am so glad your ovens are fixed! You must be thrilled.

Happy New Year
If anyone needs good luck for the year, it's the shelter guys. May 2014 be a better year for all!

So glad your ovens got fixed -- finally, eh? Happy New Year!
Laura said…
Glad your ovens are fixed! I know that was a real pain for you waiting on them. Now I'm craving sauerkraut!
Happy New Year!

ps...hugs to Teddy!
Anonymous said…
Sauerkraut isn't traditional here and come to think of it I actually don't know of any traditional food aroundn new year. Must check if we have any :-)

Have a good continuing of then new year!
Earlene said…
It looks so good!!! YUM!!!! I love saurkraut.
Hippo said…
Pork and sauerkraut in the same sentence has me slavering like a Nile crocodile. Just can't get sauerkraut here and I am not sure how to make it in a hot country.

The traditional dish here in Angola is Bacalhão com Natas, dried salted cod (soaked and rinsed a few times) with cream and potatoes, deelish!
Guillaume said…
Can you put something else than ham? I love sauerkraut, but hate ham.
Jim said…
Oh my goodness!!! I am now very hungry thanks to you and this wonderful recipe!! I bet this was a hit at the shelter.
have a very Happy New Year! And always good to see you at 'my post'.
I did not know sauerkraut is a traditional meal to serve on New Years Day and is said to bring good luck. Thanks for the information. HAPPY NEW YEAR.
NanaDiana said…
My husband would love this. Shall I send him over for a plate?;>) xo Diana
My son and his wife fix New Years dinner for the family and it's something like this..but I don't remember what it is called but I think it's different than yours. I will have to have Cheryl look at this recipe. It sounds wonderful.
I hope your day was nice and a great start to the new year before us.
Oops! Black eyed pea's and turnip greens...where I got the idea it was something like this dish you cooked..I have NO idea! :) It's for good luck too. (they are going to tease me about this one!) :)
Kay said…
Wow! You are such an amazing cook! My husband is a fan of sauerkraut.
Wow you work so hard for the shelter and this looks delicious. Have a fantastic 2014. Diane
luckybunny said…
Drooling here - WOW
Jennifer said…
That sounds soooo good! This far south, we eat greens (turnip or collard) and black eyed peas on new year's day. But I love sauerkraut with any sort of pork, now I'm craving it. Mmmm!
chickpea678 said…
Yum! What a good way for the shelter to start their new year! Sounds and looks delicious!