Ground beef, bacon, and pork from hocks are sauteed with onions, and then baked with sauerkraut, rice, and chicken broth to create a delicious casserole of comfort food, Serbian style.
INGREDIENTS (for 6 servings):
- 1/8 cup olive oil
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1/4 cup bacon
- 4 pork hocks, meat removed
- 2 onions, chopped
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 (14.5 ounce) can sauerkraut, drained
- 2 cups uncooked short-grain white rice
- 4 cups chicken broth
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Brown ground beef, bacon, pork meat from hocks, and onions. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in sauerkraut and rice. Transfer contents to a casserole, and stir in chicken broth.
Bake, uncovered, in a preheated oven until rice is cooked, about 30 to 45 minutes. Check liquid level periodically; add water if the casserole is drying out.