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keilbasa, saurkraut and potato stew

Recipe by
Christine Hutchins
White River Junction, VT

This recipe comes from my great-grandmother. She came over from Yugoslavia when she was 15 yrs old and landed at Ellis Island. During the depression my family was lucky enough to have owned a butcher shop. However, even though she owned this, she gave her customers the better qualities of meat and fed her family everything else. This recipe is hearty and filling and goes a long way and costs very little. You can also substitute hotdogs for the keilbasa.

yield 8 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 45 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For keilbasa, saurkraut and potato stew

  • 2 lb
    keilbasa, i prefer hillshire or fresh from a butcher
  • 1 lg
    yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 can
    saurkraut, rinsed and drained
  • 10 lg
    potatoes, any kind
  • 2 sprig
    bay leaves
  • 2 tsp
    onion powder or granules not onion salt
  • 3 Tbsp
    hungarian paprika
  • 1 tsp
    salt or add more to taste
  • water to cover

How To Make keilbasa, saurkraut and potato stew

  • 1
    Wash potatoes and cube them into good size chunks but be sure they are bite sized. Place them in a large dutch oven pot. Second layer, add chopped onions, bay leaves, salt, paprika and onion powder. Cover with just enough water to barely cover the potatoes. Stir together. Make another layer by adding the meat. DO NOT STIR THIS LAYER IN AT THIS TIME. Last layer, saurkraut. Be sure that you spread it out in an even layer.
  • Keilbasa, Saurkraut and Potatoes
    Cook on Medium high heat until a rolling boil, turn down to medium low after this. Stir after 10 mins of cooking, so all of the flavors will blend together. Cook until potatoes are fork tender. Let sit 10 mins.
  • 3