GERMAN SHEPHERDS PIE
using typically Teutonic ingredients
( meaning sauerkraut and smoked meats)
16 ounces sauerkraut (canned or bagged), drained
1 onion, chopped
2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
Caraway or fennel seeds
1 pound cooked ham steak (You may substitute rope sausage, sliced on the bias; smoked pork chops; or slices of leftover corned beef.)
1 qt. mashed potatoes (
1 pouch prepared mashed potatoes or you can use sliced potatles , 2 cans (15 oz.) whole potatoes, drained and sliced )
Heat the sauerkraut with onions, brown sugar, and a pinch of caraway or fennel seeds until the sugar has melted.
Spray a glass baking dish with cooking spray. Lay in meat and cover with sauerkraut.
Top with potatoes. Bake at 350° F until bubbly, about 30 minutes.