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creamy kielbasa/kraut surprise

(10 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Rosemarie Zub
Clark, NJ

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!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

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

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(10 ratings)
yield 2 serving(s)
prep time 40 Min
cook time 1 Hr 45 Min
method Pan Fry

Ingredients For creamy kielbasa/kraut surprise

  • 1 pkg
    small bag in refrigeration section of sauerkraut drained
  • 1
    small carrot shredded
  • 1
    small onion diced
  • 1
    ring of smoked kielbasa sliced into circles or diced however you like
  • 1
    large onion sliced
  • 1/2
    ½ jigger of vodka (or not)
  • 4 oz
    sour cream
  • 1
    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

How To Make creamy kielbasa/kraut surprise

    In a large frying pan, on med-high heat add your fatback, then add sauerkraut, shredded carrot and small onion
  • 2
    Cook until translucent and soft. Add your Kielbasa and stir till cooked, add the large onion and the vodka and cook until the onions are translucent.
  • 3
    Once all incorporated and cooked lower the gas to med/low and add the sour cream...cook until cream is nice and soft and creamy throughout the pan.
  • 4
    Mix well and lower to simmer to get the favors all combined..Serve! ENJOY!