Polish Smoked Meatballs With Savory Kraut

Total Time
1hr 45mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

It is important to use fresh sausage in this and not the presmoked type. Otherwise you will never shape it into meatballs.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Combine meatball ingredients until smooth, then chill.
  2. Saute the onion, celery and juniper berries in the oil until tender. Stir in the kraut, salt, pepper, apple juice, and water. Bring mixture to a boil, then reduce heat, cover and simmer for 60-90 minutes or until most all of the liquid has cooked away. Keep warm.
  3. Form meat mixture into meatballs, using wet hands. Grill meatballs (you can place on soaked skewers if you like)(I like grilling them on an oiled fine-mesh grate) over hot coals or broil or bake until cooked through. Serve meatballs with kraut.