"Every New Year's Day, my mom would make her 'famous' sauerkraut. It is more than a traditional meal to ensure a prosperous new year; it is simply delicious (and easy)! Even for those who do not usually enjoy sauerkraut, this recipe's sweet flavor is hard to resist!" — MellieLynn
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sauerkraut, drained and rinsed
1 1/2 cups
sweet onion, minced
salt and ground black pepper to taste
fully cooked kielbasa, cut into 1-inch pieces
I have used this site many times and have found some very good recipes but have never made the effort to rate until making this for New Year's.It took me back many years ago,to my late mother and her family who were of Eastern European descent.Followed the recipe as written,with the exception of the caraway seeds that were not available in my local stores.I also used a skinless smoked sausage that I had on hand,cutting it in sandwich size pieces and adding,in error,at the beginning.Stirred a couple of times during cooking and the aroma filled the kitchen.Following tradition,I served it with mashed potatoes and corn.Received rave reviews even from my sister who,in the past,said she did not like sweetened kraut.It was even better the next day.Adding this to my recipe book.Thank you!
Nice recipe. I cut the brown sugar to 1/4 cup and used chicken broth instead of water cuz I had it left over from another recipe. Authentic, polish dish. I served with mashed potatoes.
I made this exactly like the recipe said except that I left out the carrots simply because I didn't have any. Also, I cooked it on top of the stove as it was a last minute meal. It was delicious! Next time I will double the kielbasa because we had quite a bit of sauerkraut left over. I will definitely make this again1
Would give it 5 stars except that I changed a little and don't think it's right to give a 5 if I've added/changed anything. Basic recipe is very good. Used beer instead of water, and sautéed everything before putting it all together in crock pot. Also added some ground mustard to fit our taste. We all loved it! Think sautéing before helps meld the flavors even more.
THanks for the recipe. It's now in my favorites slot!!
Very good! I had very little brown sugar (probably about 1/4 cup or less) so that is all I used and it was fine. I don't think I would want it much sweeter. I had frozen smoked sausage and was going to be in and out all day so I went ahead and added it at the beginning. Served with homemade potato salad it was a heavenly meal!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Sandy's Sweet Slow Cooker Sauerkraut
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 142
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