Sandy's Sweet Slow Cooker Sauerkraut

Sandy's Sweet Slow Cooker Sauerkraut

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MellieLynn 1

"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!"
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8 h 20 m servings 264 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 264 kcal
  • 13%
  • Fat:
  • 15.7 g
  • 24%
  • Carbs:
  • 23.5g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 8.3 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 37 mg
  • 12%
  • Sodium:
  • 1302 mg
  • 52%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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Amount Per Serving
  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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  1. Place sauerkraut, water, carrot, brown sugar, apple, sweet onion, caraway seeds, salt, and black pepper in a slow cooker. Cook on Low for about 7 hours; add kielbasa. Cook for one more hour.


  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.


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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 an...

I have to tell you, I was very nervous about following this recipe as written, but I'm glad I did. I only varied from the recipe in two minor details; one, I cooked on high for half the time,...

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 delicio...

This is a great recipe. I substituted beer for the liquid and served it over homemade mashed potatoes!

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 wa...

I made this exactly as the recipe specified. I did condense the cook time, cooking for a total of 6 hours with 2 hours on high, and it was quite tasty! I will be making this again!

Just made this for dinner this evening as hubby wanted something "different." I followed the recipe exactly as written & it's absolutely delicious! It reminds me of a cabbage dish we get at our ...

Fantastic !! Don't change a thing

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