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After reading Redheadz45's comments I just had to say that if you would like more of the flavor omit the 1/2 cup brown sugar. I've seen older Polish Women do this because they don't like the bite of sauerkraut!!
Oh my gosh, this is good!! I made this a little different, using the crockpot as some suggested. I made a smaller batch using l-lb. package of Kielbasa (diced), 2 cans of kraut (one regular & one Bavarian-style with the juice), 1/3 c. brown sugar, no water, black pepper and put in slow cooker at the lowest setting (#3 for my cooker). I just mixed it all up. Four hours later, I served with mashed potatoes (which by far wasn't necessary, just trying to make it more filling for my husband). There was a nice amount of juice to go with the potatoes and we didn't think this was too sweet at all (I prefer sweeter than not). THIS IS A KEEPER!! Thanks so much for posting. I love grandma recipes!! ;-) Note that I omitted step 2 since I wasn't using fresh sausage.
My family loved this! I agree with other reviewers that the final product is a bit sweet, but we really enjoyed the sweetness. Personally I sometimes find sauerkraut bitter, but not this time. I also felt that the sweetness balanced the seasoning in the sausage.The prep was pretty easy and not too time consuming. Great with unsweetened applesauce and mashed potatoes.
I am definitely adding this to the regular rotation!
I grew up eating Kapusta and this is as good as I remember. We loved it. I wished I had tripled the recipe it was so good. I'll bet this freezes well too. Thanks for such a great recipe. I can't wait to make it again.
I made this recipe by cooking 4 hours in a crockpot and adding potatoes. It is very easy and super-delicious! This will be my go-to from now on for kapusta! Thanks for posting a keeper Mareesme.
Really loved this! I did not have fresh polish sausage, so I used packaged. It still tasted great. Otherwise, I followed the recipe exactly (except I halved it). This will go in my make often category! Thanks for posting Mareesme. Sue
As authentic as those served at Sunday dinners at my grandparents home. I did as poster suggested and added a little more pepper, salt amd vinegar when done to get flavor desired to my taste.
This is great. I also use pork chops in place of sausage and can be layered in crockpot for 4 hours.