While bringing your water to a boil, chop all your veggies, slide/dice your kielbasa. squeeze a little bit of the juice out of your sauerkraut, do not rinse, or drain completely. when water comes to a boil, add bouillon, spices, veggies(except potatoes), sauerkraut, and kielbasa and bring back to a boil. hard boil for 2-3minutes and reduce to a simmer. 10min. then add potatoes, and simmer for an additional 20min.
to save on time i always quickly scrub my potatoes and leave the skin on -- same with the carrots, saves time and adds nutrition to your final product.