Savory Sauerkraut and Ham Rolls

Ham Sauerkraut Rolls
Flavorful savory rolls are filled bacon, ground pork, and sauerkraut and seasoned with leeks, juniper berries and clove. Delicious served with sour cream. Perfect for Oktoberfest entertaining.
Course Appetizers
Servings 6


  • 1/2 cup cream
  • 1 cup mushrooms chopped
  • 2 slices bacon
  • 1/3 pound ground pork
  • 1/4 cup sliced leek
  • 1 clove
  • 3 juniper berries crushed
  • 1 cup German wine sauerkraut
  • 1/2 cup crushed tomatoes canned are fine
  • 1 package crescent rolls 10 ounces
  • 1/2 cup shredded German Emmentaler cheese
  • sour cream


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Soak mushrooms in 1/4 cup of cream. Cut bacon in cubes. Begin cooking bacon on medium/high heat. Add ground pork and heat until cooked through. Let cool and drain excess grease.
  • Combine leek rings, clove, juniper berries, sauerkraut and tomato in a sauce pan. Simmer for 15 minutes. Add creamed mushrooms and allow to simmer until mushrooms soften. Drain liquid from mixture and let cool.
  • Unroll crescent roll dough into a rectangular shape and press seems together. Cover evenly with bacon and ground pork, then with the drained sauerkraut mixture. Roll dough into a log. Slice dough log 6 times and lay slices on a baking sheet (slices should look similar to cinnamon rolls). Pour remaining cream into rolls and cover with shredded Emmentaler cheese.
  • Bake at 375 degrees F for 20 to 25 minutes or until dough is golden brown. Serve with sour cream.