Sauerkraut with Polish Sausage

Sauerkraut With Polish Sausage Recipe

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Vicki Butts (lazyme)


Sauerkraut gets a smoky taste from bacon and sausage in a recipe from Orbit, a Polish restaurant in Chicago.


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15 Min
1 Hr
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6 slice
smoked bacon, cut into 2-inch strips
1 large
onion, sliced
carrot, chopped
2 lb
sauerkraut, rinsed, drained well
2 c
dry white wine
2 c
dry white wine
1 1/2 c
chicken stock or canned low-salt broth
1 Tbsp
caraway seeds
juniper berries, crushed, or 1 tablespoon gin
1 1/2 lb
kielbasa sausage, cut into 3-inch lengths

How to Make Sauerkraut with Polish Sausage


  • 1Preheat oven to 300°F. Place bacon, onion and carrot in heavy large ovenproof Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Saute until onion is tender but not brown, about 5 minutes.
  • 2Squeeze as much liquid as possible from sauerkraut. Add sauerkraut to Dutch oven. Add wine, stock, caraway seeds and juniper berries. Bring to simmer. Cover tightly, place in oven and bake 1 hour.
  • 3Add kielbasa to Dutch oven, pushing into sauerkraut. Cover and bake 1 hour. Season to taste with salt and pepper. (Can be prepared 1 day ahead. Cover and refrigerate. Rewarm over medium heat, stirring frequently.)

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About Sauerkraut with Polish Sausage

Course/Dish: Pork
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: German

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