Autoimmune Paleo (AIP), Dairy-free, Egg-free, Gluten-free, Ketogenic, Nut-free, Paleo
Looking for an easy way to get more fermented foods in your diet? If you’re not, you should be! Fermented foods like sauerkraut have a number of health benefits. For instance, fermented foods:
- Provide us with beneficial bacteria (probiotics)
- Increase the bioavailability of nutrients in food, like iron
- Contain or enhance important vitamins like vitamin C, B12, and folate
- Support the immune system
- Improve digestion
Source: Shockey, Kirsten, and Christopher Shockey. Fermented Vegetables: Creative Recipes for Fermenting 64 Vegetables and Herbs in Krauts, Kimchis, Brined Pickles, Chutneys, Relishes & Pastes. Storey Publishing, 2014, p 21.
But, if the nutritional benefits of sauerkraut aren’t enough to entice you to incorporate more of it into your life, the taste will. It’s delicious! Especially when paired with ground beef, onions, and apples. This easy, one pan meal brings together these sweet and savory flavors for your whole family to enjoy.
How to Make Beef-Sauerkraut Skillet
1 lb ground beef
1 red onion, chopped
1 bell pepper, diced
2 apple, diced (optional)
3 cups sauerkraut
2 tsp apple cider vinegar
2 bay leaves
1 tsp ground black pepper
1 tsp dried oregano
Cook the ground beef, onion, pepper, and apples over medium heat until the meat is browned and the apples, onion and pepper are tender. Be sure to stir occasionally.
Add the remaining ingredients. Heat over medium, stirring occasionally, until the sauerkraut is hot. Serve and enjoy.
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Shockey, Kirsten, and Christopher Shockey. Fermented Vegetables: Creative Recipes for Fermenting 64 Vegetables and Herbs in Krauts, Kimchis, Brined Pickles, Chutneys, Relishes & Pastes. Storey Publishing, 2014, p 21.