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Old 01-28-2009, 10:06 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Kielbasa & Kraut

Kielbasa & Kraut

1 (16 oz.) pkg. Polska Kielbasa (or) Smoked Sausage
1 qt. (32 oz.) or (2 lbs.) bagged Sauerkraut

Cut meat up; cover with sauerkraut (including juices) in crockpot.
Cover, cook on high for 2-3 hours. Serve over mashed potatoes.

Note: Since there is plenty of sauerkraut in this recipe,
I would add 2 lbs. of kielbasa or smoked sausage.

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Old 01-29-2009, 02:59 AM   #2
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For added flavor, some grated onion, potatoes, and apples as well as some juniper berries and kummel can be added to the kraut. 30 minutes before the completion of cooking the sauce can be thickened with a few tablespoons of flour.
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Old 01-29-2009, 02:34 PM   #3
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Hey Bill, for me personally, I wouldn't add the onions, potatoes, apples, or juniper berries, nor would I thicken it with the flour, as this tastes wonderful just w/the Keilbasa and Kraut (or) Smoked Sausage, and served with the mashed potatoes on the side.
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Old 01-29-2009, 04:37 PM   #4
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I always put a little chicken broth in the dutch oven, and maybe add a bay leaf. It takes the kraut to the next level IMHO.
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Old 01-29-2009, 05:37 PM   #5
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This sounds heavenly.....mmmmmmmm
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Old 01-29-2009, 06:23 PM   #6
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Mmmmm I have a 1/2 jar of kraut in the fridge and a kielbasa in the freeze.. I think I have my Saturday dinner here! Thanks DG
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Old 01-29-2009, 11:52 PM   #7
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PeppA and her mother always made this, but added dumplings to it. They called "knee-knockers and mash", although there was no mashed taters in it. I can't remember if they made mashed and served it on the side.

I usually made myself scarce when they made this. I can handle the sausage, but all that kraut usually made my nose head for the hills.
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Old 01-29-2009, 11:56 PM   #8
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I think this is one of those recipes where everyone has a family tradition...
Dad made flour and egg dumplings for his version.
Yum.
And I bought a big Costco value pack tonight! Thanks for the idea!
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Old 01-30-2009, 07:35 AM   #9
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Try adding two or three tablespoons of dark brown sugar when you begin to cook it. It will take away some of the sharpness.
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Old 01-30-2009, 08:48 AM   #10
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Love this and make it often, I do add a little choped onion and a clove of chopped garlic. Put some crusty bread and yummy.
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