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

Delicious comfort food.


  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 16, 2011

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

You can't beat crock pot cooking. Throw everything into the crock pot and come home to a yummy meal. I scaled this recipe to 4 servings, and followed the recipe as written. Easy and delicious. Made for Jan 2010 Comfort Cafe.

Crafty Lady 13 January 11, 2010