too sweet for me and the sausage really falls apart. 3.5 stars
Savory and delicious.
No more pork and sauerkraut at my house anymore. This is a great meal, and when made on the weekend leaves plenty of leftovers for the week ahead and care packages for family who join us for sunday dinner!!
Wow - absolutely fabulous! We took it to a potluck, and it disappeared quickly. Great combo of flavors! The only change I made was using regular apple cider. I have made kielbasa with German wine, but I wanted to stay as close to the recipe as possible. I used the Granny Smith apple and a large ripe pear. I'm going to get hard cider for the next time. This recipe is a keeper. Thanks for posting, Julesong!
This is delicious, but I did omit the celery...it just didn't sound good to me. I made this for a party and there was nothing left! Be sure to use fresh sauerkraut if you can find it. Try a local deli. It makes all the difference! My guests that don't even like sauerkraut loved this recipe.
I made this recipe this past fall while my mom was visiting. While it cooked in the crock-pot, we went on an excursion to the Amish area near Berlin and Charm, Ohio. All I can say is that it was a perfect way to end such an incredible and memorable autumn day with my mom. I did not and would not want to change a thing!
I used this recipe as a basis and changed slightly. I browned the onion and bacon together before adding the rest of the ingredients, except celery, which I omitted. I cooked on top of the stove instead of the crockpot. I added hard pear cider, which gave it a great flavor. I let it simmer all afternoon, adding water as needed. In the last hour, I added smoked sausage and let it cook together. Wonderful!
Mde this for our dinner yesterday and we both really enjoyed it. I cut the recipe in half as there are only two of us and I have frozen half of that as well. (something to look forward to on one of those cold winter's days) I did everything exactly as the recipe stated except I used apple juice instead of cider. This was delicious served with a side of mashed potatoes and steamed vegetables. Thanks for posting!
Magnificent sauerkraut with a hearty flavor to the whole dish makes this recipe 5*. Because it makes so much and my crockpot isn't that big, I cut the ingredients in half, except for the onions and celery, then followed the instructions to the letter until I got to the hard cider which I didn't have and unfortunately subbed with lowly apple juice. As my crockpot was doing it's job over the 6 hours, everyone in the neighborhood must have been able to smell the sauerkraut through the open kitchen window. What an aroma. I think it was the combination of apples, brownsugar and mustard that we loved with the sausage and sauerkraut..a mixture I'll use again and again. I had one measly serving leftover that I didn't know what to do with and turned it into an unusual, but delicious soup, adding chopped cabbage, potatoes, carrots, noodles and broth to the leftovers. The wonderful flavors of this dish carried right over into the soup and we got two excellent meals from this great recipe. Another crockpot winner from Julesong...thanks!