Polish Sausage and Sauerkraut Casserole (Kapusta)

Recipe by Mareesme
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READY IN: 1hr 45mins
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Bring sausage to boil and simmer 15 minutes; drain and set aside.
  • Cut bacon into small pieces.
  • Begin browning, then add diced onion.
  • Saute together until bacon is almost crisp.
  • Drain mixture, reserving bacon grease.
  • Drain sauerkraut (do not rinse).
  • Add sauerkraut and brown sugar to bacon mixture.
  • Mix in about 2 Tablespoons reserved bacon grease and water.
  • Place in large casserole dish.
  • Cut Polish sausage into 3" pieces and place on top of sauerkraut.
  • Cover and bake at 325 degrees Fahrenheit for 1 hour 15 minutes, checking sauerkraut mixture halfway through to add more water if sauerkraut appears very dry.
  • Finish baking; remove from oven.
  • Taste sauerkraut and, if desired, adjust flavor by adding salt and pepper, or a little more brown sugar, vinegar or bacon grease to your taste. (Note: In the old days, Busia (Grandma) would soak a cup of yellow peas overnight to soften them and would mix them into the sauerkraut. It was probably to stretch the quantity, but I don't do it anymore!).
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