By Queen of Everything on September 06, 2005
Photo by gailanng
Photo by gailanng
"Delicious comfort food."
Serving Size: 1 (434 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 8
"Made this recipe substituting 1 cup fresh cut apples in place of cider. It turned out beautifully. Thanks for this great recipe. I tasted it at a party and had to have it. I was going to fly at the seat of my pants with it and I'm so glad I checked on this site first. Thanks Queen! Definitely a keeper."
"My uncle made this for Christmas Eve...I don't even like kielbasa and I HATE sauerkraut but this was absolutely incredible. He used fresh kielbasa from a butcher and I think the draining/rinsing the sauerkraut so it's not so bitter did the trick. He also added an apple (I assume small diced) and a dash of worcestershire. MUST TRY this recipe!"
"Was liked by all. I didn't have apple cider, used apple juice, also cut back on the brown sugar since DH likes his kraut a bit on the sour side. Only cooked on high for 3 hours cause my c/pot seems to cook hot. Very good and DH loved the left overs for work."
"This was awesome. I veganized it by putting the cooked onion, sauerkraut, sugar, water, and cider in the crock all day. Then when I got home, fried up some vegan sausage and added it to the kraut just before serving. I served it over mashed potatoes which really hit the spot. My boyfriend and I loved it. I found it had a little too much liquid though, and would probably cut the water by 1/2 cup or maybe omitting the water completely. I will definitely be making this again. Thank you."
"I prepared this exactly as provided in the recipe and cooked on low for 8 hours. AWESOME!"
"Great recipe, made it today. Only thing I change was the length of cooking time. Six hours on high is too long and cooks away any juice. Had to add more water and set on low. The sauerkraut was really good. Thanks for the recipe."
"All gone, you got here too late. To make it up to you, tomorrow's lunch is on me. Is McDonald's okay?"
"This was delicious, and so easy to put together. And so delicious! :) I replaced the cider with 1 cup of fresh cut up granny smith apples (As suggested by a previous commenter, wantgoodfood)."
"I hate giving anything a review of less than 4 stars but this recipe wasn't really a hit with our family. The brown sugar and apple cider gave the sauerkraut a strange taste that we weren't expecting. It also cooked into the kielbasa and changed the taste a lot. I think I may try it again with the the suggestion to add apples instead of apple cider and not rinse the sauerkraut. I need that pickled taste for sauerkraut to taste "right" to me and that taste was missing from this recipe. I'm sorry for the less than stellar review and I will try it again to see if maybe it was something that I did."
"This was fantastic! I took it to two cover-dish dinners and there was less than a soup bowl remaining each time. My only change was to use bratwurst instead of kielbasas, but that was only because these were Octoberfest gatherings. Thanks for sharing."
"You can't beat crock pot cooking. Throw everything into the crock pot and come home to a yummy meal. I scaled this recipe to 4 servings, and followed the recipe as written. Easy and delicious. Made for Jan 2010 Comfort Cafe."
"Really great - I used smoked sausage and I halved the recipe so I only used the cider ( no water) I cooked this on high for 5 hours then turned to low until dinner-I served this with "spaetzle with brown butter". Thanks for the great recipe--will make agin."
"Outstanding! An easy way for me to give my German husband a taste of home."
"Brought this to work and everybody loved it! Personally I don't like sauerkraut, but even I ate some of this. Thanks for an easy, tasty recipe!"
"Very easy and delicious. I kept going back for more. It's a keeper!"
"Easy and excellent. My kind of recipe. Smelled divine and tasted like we were back in Germany. Thanks Queen, this is a keeper!"
"Easy comfort food. I cut the recipe in half and cut the cooking time back to 4 hours. I used a spicy smoked Portuguese sauauge. The cider and sugar gives a pleasant slightly sweet flavor ro the Kraut . Thanks for sharing this recipe"
"After reading the reviews I was really excited to try this recipe. Unfortunately, it was totally bland. Even the Kielbasa didn't have any real flavor. I did add some apples like other reviewers suggested instead of apple cider - not sure if that was the culprit? I didn't even rinse the sauerkraut, though I did drain it. I would try this again but not add apples, use the liquid from the sauerkraut instead of water, and not put in the brown sugar. Then maybe it will have some taste."
"I liked the kraut and the kielbasa, but the juice didn't quite work for me with the other flavors. I thought for sure I would, but now I know. I ended up adding some brown gravy mix and caraway seeds and liked the end result, serving it over mashed potatoes. I'm sure others will really like the flavors of this recipe, but it just wasn't for me. Thanks for sharing."