Beer Braised Smoked Sausage (Kielbasa) and Kraut

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 1 hr

This is an easy way to make this delicious dish. We love it on a cold winter evening or anytime really! We eat this on hot dog buns with spicy mustard, jalapenos, onions and spicy pickles. YUMMY! I also serve these with buttered garlicy potatoes on the side.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sauté kielbasa in a large frying pan or dutch oven until slightly browned (you can also grill the kielbasa for about 4 minutes on each side then add them to the pan and proceed with directions for even better flavor).
  2. Add beer, cover and simmer for about 30 minutes. Remove lid and place kraut over kielbasa. Sprinkle pepper over the kraut and just give the kraut a toss leaving it on top of the kielbasa. Cover and simmer for about 15 minutes. Remove lid and stir the kraut and kielbasa together well. Cover and simmer for another 15 minutes.