Creamy Kielbasa/Kraut Surprise

Rosemarie Zub


I married a Ukrainian and he loves kielbasa and kraut , so about 30 years ago I wanted to make something for him but wouldn't take to long and came up with this recipe, Its so delicious! I use the fatback but you can dice up 2 strips of bacon an cook to get the same affect. Its a definite favorite, I make it with an without the vodka!

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40 Min


1 Hr 45 Min


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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Just the name of this recipe says comfort! The kraut and kielbasa are delicious together.... a delightful surprise, indeed!


1 pkg
small bag in refrigeration section of sauerkraut drained
small carrot shredded
small onion diced
ring of smoked kielbasa sliced into circles or diced however you like
large onion sliced
½ jigger of vodka (or not)
4 oz
sour cream
slice of fatback can get this in supermarket need a small amount for frying the sauerkraut mixture.or 2 slices of bacon then after cooked chop up and leave in pan

Directions Step-By-Step

In a large frying pan, on med hi heat add your fatback, then add sauerkraut, shredded carrot and sm onion…cook till translucent and soft. Add your Kielbasa and stir till cooked, add the large onion and the vodka and cook till onions are translucent. Once all incorporated and cooked lower the gas to med/low and add the sour cream...cook till cream is nice an soft and creamy throughout the pan. Mix well and lower to simmer to get the favors all combined..Serve! ENJOY!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Eastern European
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids