When we were first married my husband wanted me to make sauerkraut like his mother. She did hers on top of the stove and made dumplings on top. It was good, but nothing like what my grandmother made. Now 40 plus years later he never asks for sauerkraut his mother's way.
Layer slightly drained sauerkraut, sliced onions and apples in a large roasting pan. Sprinkle with brown sugar.
Sprinkle salt, pepper and garlic over pork. Lay on top of sauerkraut. Cover roaster. Bake for 1 3/4 hours.
Add kielbasa, cut into 2-3 inch pieces to roaster and continue baking for another 30 minutes.
I serve this dish just like my grandma did. Mashed potatoes, homemade applesauce and a good dark rye along with a good beer. Not the prettiest dish color wise with everything being the same color, but delicious never the less.