Total Time
6hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 6 hrs

Delicious comfort food.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Slice 1 onion into thin strips and caramelize.
  2. Drain and rinse sauerkraut.
  3. Slice kielbasa into 1-inch lengths.
  4. Combine water, cider and brown sugar.
  5. Combine all ingredients well in crock pot.
  6. Cook on high 6 hours.


Most Helpful

Made this recipe substituting 1 cup fresh cut apples in place of cider. It turned out beautifully. Thanks for this great recipe. I tasted it at a party and had to have it. I was going to fly at the seat of my pants with it and I'm so glad I checked on this site first. Thanks Queen! Definitely a keeper.

wantgoodfood January 15, 2011

Made this recipe with a few tweaks. I used apple cider vinegar (1/2 cup) and 1 apple peeled and cut up. Served to Polish friends who loved it and had to have the recipe.

cfrook July 18, 2015

My uncle made this for Christmas Eve...I don't even like kielbasa and I HATE sauerkraut but this was absolutely incredible. He used fresh kielbasa from a butcher and I think the draining/rinsing the sauerkraut so it's not so bitter did the trick. He also added an apple (I assume small diced) and a dash of worcestershire. MUST TRY this recipe!

VJeandell December 31, 2013

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