Prep 15 mins
Cook 6 hrs
This is a great quick and easy dinner to prepare, and it's very tasty. It is adapted from a recipe in Fix-It and Forget-It Slow Cooker Cookbook.
- 3 slices bacon, cut into small pieces
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 2 (15 ounce) cans sauerkraut
- 2 small potatoes, cubed
- 2 small apples, cubed
- 3 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons caraway seeds
- 3 lbs Polish sausage, cut into 3 inch pieces
- 1⁄2 cup water
- Fry bacon until crisp.
- Drain, reserving drippings.
- Add flour to bacon drippings.
- Blend well.
- Stir in sauerkraut and bacon.
- Transfer to crockpot.
- Add remaining ingredients and cook on LOW for 6-8 hours, or HIGH for 3-4 hours.
This came out wonderful! It looked so easy, I had my husband put it on while I was at work. He used 2 lbs. of kielbasa and 1 lb. of hot dogs and it worked out great. It was cooked on high for about 4 1/2 hours, which I think was a bit too long, because the meats got a little too soft, but it could not be avoided...no one was home to turn it off! I think if we let it go for 3 hours or so, it would have been perfect. The sauerkraut was absolutely delicious and the caraway was not overpowering at all, which was what I expected. I think the apples disapeared during cooking, but the potatoes were very good also. We had this with potato and cheese pierogies. Thanks for sharing this delicious dish!
I left out the potatoes, (lower the carbs), and also the apples. I just love sauerkraut, but not with apples. But...other than that, I followed the recipe. This was very, very good! The caraway seed was just right. And the kraut with the sausage AND bacon......YUM! Thanks, Ann for another great recipe!
I had an odd hankering for sauerkraut and chose this recipe to make...it was a smart move. I added a chopped onion, which I cooked a little bit after the bacon got almost crisp; then I added the rest of the ingredients to the pan and cooked it on top of the stove for around 21/2 to 3 hours on the lowest setting. Instead of cooking the potatoes with the sauerkraut, I made some mashed potatoes to serve alongside. I'm not usually a fan of caraway, but it was delicious in this recipe. This is a wonderful, fail proof dish that will be saved in my cookbook!