Grandpa's Sauerkraut and Kielbasa

Total Time
3hrs 20mins
20 mins
3 hrs

I grew up asking for sauerkraut instead of candy as a child, and my grandfather always made it for me. This is my version of what he would make.

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  1. Put the cold butter in a cold pan with the diced onion, and slowly bring to a simmer on medium heat.
  2. This brings out the sweetness of the onions.
  3. Simmer for about 10 minutes.
  4. Add minced garlic and simmer 2 more minutes.
  5. Add next 3 ingredients.
  6. Combine with the sauerkraut (undrained and not rinsed), kielbasa and potatoes.
  7. Bring to a simmer on the stove top.
  8. Cover loosely with foil and place in a preheated 225°F oven for 3 hours.