We really loved this dish! The addition of pears is genius. On Auntie's advice, I drained the pears but saved the juice, and I did end up adding about 1/3 cup of it back to the skillet. I used turkey Italian sausage, and only about 1 tablespoon of oil to fry them in. (Always looking to cut back on fat!) We love sauerkraut, so I drained it but did not rinse it. The sour from the kraut and the sweetness of the pear liquid was a nice taste combination. I'll definitely make this again. Thanks Auntie!
Made for Feb., 2008 Bevy Tag. In the words of Rachael Ray, this recipe is YUMMMMMO! I followed the recipe as written, except that I added about 2 tablespoons brown sugar. I love sauerkraut, but have never had it with pears in it before. You can't really tell that the pears are there, but they do sweeten the kraut. I will be making this recipe often. Thanks for another wonderful recipe, Auntie!
Another 'keeper'! Really tasty version of sausage and sauerkraut and so quick and easy to put together. I used a package of 5 Schneider's Oktoberfest sausage and Coors Light beer. I usually use apples or grated potato or grated carrot to make my Kapusta (Sauerkraut) but I really liked the pears in this recipe for a change. I simmered it, stirring occasionally, for about one hour, and served it with small boiled unpeeled new potatoes buttered and garnished with dill, pickled beets, and rye bread.