German-Style Pork Sandwich Dinner

Make weeknight dinner fast and easy. Here's a main course recipe and three suggestions for rounding it out into a complete meal. Find out how to effortlessly dress up starters, sides, and desserts to fit the meal's main course.


Whether you make Sauerkraut and Pork Shoulder Roast just for sandwiches or make it for dinner and save leftovers, this is another delicious German-style meal. Soup and sandwich is a natural combo, and lentil is great with savory pork and sauerkraut. Crunchy Green Bean and Dill Salad and Lemon-Gingersnap Parfaits make this meal quick and easy. Cans of soup, pudding, and gingersnaps in the pantry and green beans in the freezer mean you can pull this meal together in minutes.

The Menu
  • Open-Face Pork Sandwiches (see recipe below)
  • Lentil Soup
  • Dill-Green Bean Salad
  • Lemon-Gingersnap Parfaits
Open-Face Pork Sandwiches

Open-Face Pork Sandwiches recipe

Lentil Soup

Serve your family's favorite. Accent the flavor of the lentils by adding a touch of dry sherry just before serving.

Dill Green Bean Salad

Cook green beans tender-crisp in boiling salted water, about 4 minutes. Drain and chill in ice water; drain again. Dress with a simple vinaigrette made with 1 part vinegar, 3 parts vegetable oil. Sprinkle with chopped dill and season to taste.

Lemon-Gingersnap Parfaits

Layer lemon pudding with crumbled gingersnaps in parfait glasses. Top with a sprinkle of finely chopped crystallized ginger.

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