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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!

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Karen=^..^= September 09, 2003

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!

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MizzNezz February 20, 2004

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!

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Geema October 19, 2003

Yum! This is good stuff! It does make a lot of juice, so I'll probably skip the water next time - I think they'll still be plenty of juice. Otherwise, I put in 4 potatoes (2 just didn't seem like enough) and I used Lean Turkey Bratwurst instead of Polish- to reduce the fat. Really delicious! Not too strong or sour - more like a sweet and sour - like how German Potato Salad is. I made this w/ a dark soda bread -- and it went great together. My hubby isn't normally a huge fan of sauerkraut dishes, but he got a generous 2nd helping of this - I think it's b/c the little bit of sweetness in it that did it for him - versus just regular sauerkraut.

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Heath*J April 13, 2008

A very good meal on a fall evening.

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Beer-n-brats June 24, 2007

Very good dish! I fixed it in the morning and had it after work with almost no work. The sauerkraut wasn't as crisp as we like it so I may skip the water next time, but thought the apples/sugar addition was great for those that are iffy on sauerkraut--it got rid of a lot of the sour taste usually associated with sauerkraut dishes. Thanks for sharing this easy-to-make dish!

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ellie_ February 13, 2006

I thought that this dish was fantastic! I didn't have any bacon on hand so I just left it out and I did not miss it at all. I cooked it on high for about 3 hours, the apples were soft and the potatos were cooked perfectly. Thanks for a recipe that I know I will make many more times.

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CWatson November 05, 2005

Something just wasn't right with this recipe...(Maybe the caraway seed?) the dish had a unpleasant smell and taste....Other then that I picked this recipe to make because I've made other recipes with sausage and kraut which have turned out great!..next time NO CARAWAY SEED.

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Jackie in Manitoba September 28, 2005

The taste of this is very good! My only comment is make sure you have a large crock pot! I thought mine was a large crock pot, but all the ingredients wouldn't fit, so I had to freeze some for a later date.

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wildeyeris January 03, 2005

Excellent! I added chopped onions and extra potatoes. Also, I didn't have bacon thawed, so I put a couple tblspoons of olive oil in pan, added real bacon bits (30% less fat) to flavor the oil and then mixed in the flour which is a bit healthier.

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ROCHELLE SHUGRUE December 19, 2004
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