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Baked potato stuffed with sauerkraut is a delightful vegan treat that will serve 4 adults as a main meal or make 8 servings as a side dish. The preparation and baking time in about 40-45 minutes. We have combined the times because the preparation and baking times are overlapping, the longest time being the initial baking time for the potatoes.
To keep the potato skins intact, select large baking potatoes that are free of cuts or bad spots that would have to be cut out. If you are using smaller potatoes, increase the number so that the total weight is about the same.
Thoroughly wash the potatoes under warm water. A vegetable brush is helpful, but be careful not to damage the skins. With a knife, punch a couple of holes in the top of each potato to allow steam to escape during the baking process. Bake on a ceramic or metal pan at 350 degrees for one hour. For a quicker method, bake the potatoes in a microwave oven until they are tender but not mushy (about 20 minutes).
While the potatoes are baking, open the bag or can of sauerkraut and place the contents in a mixing bowl. Add the mustard and smoke flavor and mix well.
Spoon the mashed potato and sauerkraut mix into the potato shells, pressing down lightly to remove any air pockets, while being careful not to damage the shell.
Remove from the oven and, for a great meal, serve with a large tossed salad. You can store leftovers in a covered container for a day or two, and warm them up for another great meal.
The above recipe is in keeping with God's creation intent (Genesis 1:29-31): 'Then God said, "I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds of the air and all the creatures that move on the ground-- everything that has the breath of life in it-- I give every green plant for food." And it was so. God saw all that he had made, and it was very good.' (NIV) Let no animal suffer or die that we may live!