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!
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.
A very good meal on a fall evening.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.