4 strips bacon
1 cup chopped onion
32 oz. jar sauerkraut, drain, rinse
1 large peeled & shredded potato
1 cup peeled & chopped apples
1 cup no-salt chicken broth
1/4 cup brown sugar or substitute
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/4 tsp. thyme
1/2 cup dry vermouth or dry white wine
1/4 lb. lean ham, cut into chunks (or leftover cooked pork)
Snip bacon into small pieces and place on a microwave broiling rack or paper plate. Cover with a paper towel & cook on high for 3 minutes. Drain bacon & place in slow cooker
Add all remaining ingredients. Cook for a minimum of 4 hours on low.
Optional microwave method: Microwave bacon as directed above; drain & place in a microwave-safe casserole dish.
Add all remaining ingredients except ham. Cook uncovered on high for 15 minutes. Add ham. Cook on 50 percent power for 3 minutes.
Per serving: 263 calories, 6 gr. fat, 920 mg. sodium Xchg: 1 starch, 1 lean meat, 1 fruit, 3 veg.
To reduce sodium, substitute cooked pork for ham &/or fresh cabbage for sauerkraut.