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Transylvanian Casserole

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Ingredients
  Whole green onions 7 , minced
  Bacon fat/Pork fat 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Chopped parsley 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Uncooked rice 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste
  Bacon slices 6
  Minced green pepper 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Sauerkraut 3 1⁄2 Cup (56 tbs), drained
  Luncheon meat 1 Can (10 oz), sliced
  Sour cream sauce mix 1 2⁄3 Ounce (1 Package)
  Milk 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Tomato juice 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Chopped fresh parsley/Fresh dill 1 Tablespoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Preheat the oven to 300°F.
2) In skillet, heat the fat and sauté onions until tender, add parsley, rice, salt and pepper.
3) Sauté for 10 minutes more, stirring constantly.
4) Set aside.
5) In a bowl, mix sour-cream sauce mix, milk and tomato juice, and mix well.

MAKING
6) In the skillet, cook bacon until crisp.
7) Drain off fat and crumble bacon.
8) Add bacon and green pepper to rice mixture.
9) Combine well.

FINALIZING
10) Arrange half of sauerkraut in the baking dish.
11) Cover with half of rice-bacon mixture.
12) Arrange half of meat slices over previous layer.
13) Repeat layers of sauerkraut and rice-bacon mixture.
14) Pour the tomato juice mixture over the sauerkraut mixture.
15) Arrange remaining meat slices on top.
16) Sprinkle with chopped dill.
17) Bake, covered, oven for about 1 hour.

SERVING
18) Serve hot on a flat serving dish.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
German
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Pork
Interest: 
Everyday, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
25 Minutes
Cook Time: 
80 Minutes
Ready In: 
105 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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