Here's an old recipe I have used for years. Sauerkraut and pork sausage cooked slowly in a slow cooker. Yummm!

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Ingredients

5
Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a medium bowl, combine the sauerkraut and brown sugar. then place in slow cooker. Arrange the sausage and onion over the sauerkraut.

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  • Cook on high for two hours, check for dryness, adding some water if necessary, then reduce to low setting, and cook on low for two more hours.

Nutrition Facts

639.8 calories; protein 17.2g 34% DV; carbohydrates 19g 6% DV; fat 55.1g 85% DV; cholesterol 92.6mg 31% DV; sodium 1652.7mg 66% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2008
I make this recipe every New Year's Day for my family. I couldn't stand this stuff as a kid, but I love it today (and so does the hubby)! One change I make is using thinly sliced apples instead of the onions. I also RINSE my sauerkraut lightly in strainer. Other variations we also love is using kielbasa or beef smoked sausage. I cut pieces into 1/2", layer a small amount of sauerkraut on bottom of crockpot, then some sliced sausage, then thinly sliced apples, then small amount of brown sugar. I repeat this until everything is inside. I always end with sauerkraut on top so the sausage doesn't become hard and overcooked. Before eating salt and pepper to taste. It's even better the NEXT day! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/08/2005
This was fairly average in my opinion but I served it at a party and it was gone in a few minutes and I got several compliments (I trippled the recipe for the party). This was SUPER easy and very economical. My complaint was that I did add a few (3 small) diced potatoes to this (as someone suggested) and after 3 hours on high they weren't finished cooking so it went another hour or two on low and by then the potatoes and kraut were done but the sausages were WAY overcooked. I think next time I'd add the sausages in the last 2 hours of cooking and then everything would be done at the right time. Read More
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  • 4 star values: 48
  • 3 star values: 12
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 6
Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2008
I make this recipe every New Year's Day for my family. I couldn't stand this stuff as a kid, but I love it today (and so does the hubby)! One change I make is using thinly sliced apples instead of the onions. I also RINSE my sauerkraut lightly in strainer. Other variations we also love is using kielbasa or beef smoked sausage. I cut pieces into 1/2", layer a small amount of sauerkraut on bottom of crockpot, then some sliced sausage, then thinly sliced apples, then small amount of brown sugar. I repeat this until everything is inside. I always end with sauerkraut on top so the sausage doesn't become hard and overcooked. Before eating salt and pepper to taste. It's even better the NEXT day! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/17/2008
A great starter recipe. I used beer brats,3 cans of sourkrout,1 green apple (sliced), 1/4 cup brown sugar and half a can of beer. Cook on low in the slow cooker for 6 six hours. It turned out so yummy. I offered hoogie rolls if people wanted them. I made a huge salad and some baked beans to go with! Will make again and again. Thank You Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/07/2006
Great for kielbasa sausage. I added a tablespoon or two ( I didn't measure; just squirted some in) of dijonaise mustard and it seemed to help sweeten the taste of the kraut. I also used the bagged type of kraut, which seems to lend better flavor than the canned or jarred types. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/10/2008
Mrs. Morrison (3/17/08) totally changed the recipe didn't she?! I wonder what she thinks of the original recipe. I'll take grannycancook's version. If it ain't broke don't fix it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/13/2003
Drain and rinse the sauerkraut to get rid of the salt. Try turkey kielbasa for the sausage it will have much less fat. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/27/2003
Good flavor. For those of us who really like sauerkraut it's a winner!!! Better with Keilbasa. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/27/2006
Excellent recipe one we have used for several years..just never with the turkey sausage till now. We always layer the top with canned biscuits for the last 20 minutes. Delicous. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/02/2005
Delicious! The onion and brown sugar give it just the right flavors. I used polish sausage and chopped the onion. Will be making this again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/08/2005
Lovely! I had a package (plastic tube type stuff) of breakfast type sausage 12 oz. and reduced the recipe using the calculator to 3 servings. I slit a hole near the crimp in the sausage and squirted it out in a loop around the crock and it turned out wonderfully! Other than that I followed the recipe to the letter (using the 3 servings measurements as a guideline) but added a few ounces of water before turning it to low. Turned out great! I also used about half a jar of sauerkraut (usually 32 oz.) and added all of the juice. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/08/2005
This was fairly average in my opinion but I served it at a party and it was gone in a few minutes and I got several compliments (I trippled the recipe for the party). This was SUPER easy and very economical. My complaint was that I did add a few (3 small) diced potatoes to this (as someone suggested) and after 3 hours on high they weren't finished cooking so it went another hour or two on low and by then the potatoes and kraut were done but the sausages were WAY overcooked. I think next time I'd add the sausages in the last 2 hours of cooking and then everything would be done at the right time. Read More
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