slow cooked healthy kielbasa, sauerkraut & flavor

a recipe by
sherry monfils
worcester, MA

I love kielbasa and sauerkraut but wanted a healthier version & so decided 1 busy morning to toss it all into the slow cooker. It was all gone by that night, lol..hubby at 3 bowls.

serves 4-6
prep time 25 Min
cook time 4 Hr
method Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients For slow cooked healthy kielbasa, sauerkraut & flavor

  • 3 md
    yukon potatoes, cut into 1-1/2" pieces
  • 1 tsp
    dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1
    14 oz pkg turkey kielbasa,cut on the bias , 1-/12" slices
  • 1 Tbsp
    canola oil or vegetable oil
  • 1 md
    yellow onion, sliced thin
  • 1-1/4 c
    low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 Tbsp
    dijon mustard
  • 1
    16 oz jar or bag sauerkraut w/ caraway seeds, do not drain
  • 1 Tbsp
    fresh choped thyme

How To Make slow cooked healthy kielbasa, sauerkraut & flavor

  • 1
    Spray a 5 quart slow cooker w/ cooking spray. Place potatoes, 1 tsp thyme, salt & pepper in bottom of cooker, toss to coat. Place oil in a large skillet over med-high heat. Add the sliced kielbasa and cook, stirring until lightly browned. Set aside the kielbasa in a bowl.
  • 2
    To the skillet, add onion & cook, stirring until light brown, about 5 mins. Put onions on top of potatoes in cooker. Add broth to skillet, scraping up any brown bits. Pour into cooker.
  • 3
    In th bowl w/ set aside kielbasa, add Dijon mustard & toss to coat. Arrange kielbasa on top of onions in cooker. Spread sauerkraut, ( with any added ligiud reserved,) over kielbasa on top. Add reserved liquid. Cover & cook, on low for 4 hrs or until potatoes are tender. Sprinkle w/ 1 tbsp fresh, chopped thyme.