Mason Jar Sauerkraut Recipe: This Easy Sauerkraut Recipe Is Good for You & Fun to Make by Gwen Johnson

Mason Jar Sauerkraut Recipe: This Easy Sauerkraut Recipe Is Good for You & Fun to Make

Sauerkraut is cabbage that goes through a fermentation process to become a tangy condiment. Sauerkraut has many health benefits and is packed with healthy vitamins and minerals. Here's a quick sauerkraut recipe that's made in a mason jar.

Cuisine: German
Prep Time: 3 days to 3 weeks to ferment
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 3 days to 3 weeks

Servings: Makes 1 quart 



Here's how to make it: 

  1. Put the cabbage into a large bowl. Add the salt and caraway seeds. Let the mixture sit for about 20 minutes, massaging the cabbage with your hands every so often to help release the juices.
  2. Pack the mixture into a quart mason jar along with all the released juices. Pack tightly. 
  3. Weigh the cabbage down by placing a clean rock or something heavy on top. Cover the mouth of the jar with cheesecloth or a kitchen towel and tie with twine or string. 
  4. Place the jar out of sunlight to ferment, which can take up from three days to three weeks. Taste the sauerkraut every few days until you get to desired taste. Store the sauerkraut when fermented to your taste in the refrigerator.

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Sauerkraut is one of those gotta haves especially this time of year. Bonus that it's good for you!
Elisa Schmitz
So easy! I wouldn't have thought to make it myself, but why not?!
Sauerkraut is a different kind of vegetable it reminds me of like a really good salad and jarring it I need to have some tips on how to jar it and what kind of jars to use I'd appreciate your help thank you

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