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Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Sauerkraut and Kielbasa

Sauerkraut might not be your first choice for a delicious springtime dinner, but take another look, because this combination of Sauerkraut and Kielbasa (with a touch of bacon!) is delicious! 

This is actually a very light dinner, contrary to the popular opinion that sauerkraut with sausages is a fall or winter dish for hearty appetites. The tangy kraut is a very nice change of pace. Plus this is a great recipe to keep in mind when there is not a lot of fresh meat at the market. Which happened this week, when we completed our grocery shopping...

You may use any form of sauerkraut you wish. Sauerkraut can be found in jars or cans on the grocery shelves. As well as in some dairy cases wrapped up in sealed plastic bags. We used our homemade sauerkraut for this dish. Honestly, we can't wait to make Sauerkraut and Kielbasa again, but first, we will need to make more 'kraut! 

The preparation is simple, and as with all slow cooker meals, there will be plenty of time for relaxing or getting other chores completed, the choice is yours. Serve with dark bread or boiled red potatoes and butter, then just call the family to the table and enjoy!

Ingredients needed for this recipe:
  • bacon
  • sauerkraut
  • kielbasa
  • onion
  • brown sugar, you can make your own!

You will also need the following:
  • slow cooker
  • kitchen knife
  • chopping board
  • measuring spoons

Now we are ready to begin!

How to make Sauerkraut and Kielbasa in your slow cooker.
Sauerkraut and Kielbasa

Sauerkraut and Kielbasa
adapted from:  Fix it and Forget It, New cookbook

5 slices bacon
1 medium onion, diced
2 pounds sauerkraut - drained
2-3 T brown sugar
1 pound kielbasa, cut on the diagonal into 3/4 inch slices

Saute the bacon until crisp, lay on paper toweling to drain. In the drippings, saute the onion. Remove from skillet and allow to drain off the excess bacon fat.

Crumble the bacon slices, and mix with the sauerkraut, onion, brown sugar, and sliced kielbasa in a 5-qt slow cooker. 

Cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours. 

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  1. This sounds delicious - thanks for sharing!

  2. My turn to say I don't know what Kielbasa is. Off to google!

    1. Kielbasa is tasty, but any sausage of your choice would go nicely!

  3. oh sounds so good it has bacon in it why did I never think of that before
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    1. I was amazed, that little bit of bacon makes it pretty darn good!

  4. I like that this is good and simple, quick to make... with taste. Thanks for sharing at Fiesta Friday!

  5. We are so excited to feature your post on our Top Ten Views on Full Plate Thursday,486! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us and hope you will come back soon!
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  7. A delicious German meal - any time of year! Thanks for sharing this at the What's for Dinner party! Glad you're part of the fun.


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