I’ll be honest, I wasn’t a huge fan of sauerkraut until recently. In fact, I was nervous to try this recipe, for fear the sauerkraut would overpower everything. However, this casserole includes plenty of meat and egg noodles, plus a surprise ingredient that pulls it all together… brown sugar! Paired with tomato soup and swiss cheese, this combination is seriously amazing! I was blown away by the slightly sweet, earthy flavor, with just a hint of bitterness from the sauerkraut.
Don’t believe me? See how it all comes together in the video below, and scroll down to get the full ingredient list and step-by-step directions!
To make this classic comfort dish, preheat the oven to 350°F. Then, grease a 9×13 pan and set it aside. In a large skillet, add ground beef, onion, garlic powder, parsley, and salt and pepper. Brown the hamburger and cook the onion until it’s translucent.
Prepare egg noodles according to package directions. While noodles are cooking, drain sauerkraut and pour into the bottom of the prepared pan. Sprinkle with brown sugar.
Next, pour drained (but not rinsed) egg noodles over the sauerkraut and brown sugar layer, followed by the hamburger mixture.