A New Year's family tradition. We eat it on New Year's to help us remember to temper the bitter with the sweet in the coming year! It is also kid-friendly; haven't met a kid yet that don't like it! If your kid hates sauerkraut, try this. Quick and easy to make but does have a longer cooking time to reduce the liquids and bring out the sweetness. You can use it as a meal or a side dish and some family members, believe it or not, get a bowlful for a late night snack!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
2 hrs
total:
2 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Empty sauerkraut and turnip greens into a colander and rinse lightly; drain. Spread sauerkraut, turnip greens, and onions in an even layer in a large baking dish and season with salt and black pepper.

  • Whisk apple juice concentrate, water, and brown sugar in a bowl, dissolving the sugar. Pour juice mixture over vegetables. Arrange pieces of kielbasa sausage into dish atop vegetables.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until most of the liquid has evaporated and the kielbasa is browned, about 2 hours, stirring every 20 minutes.

Cook's Note:

Get the darker-colored apple juice. I have used grape, cran-apple, cran-grape, cran-blueberry, and pineapple juice in a pinch if outta my favorite apple juice, but apple tastes best!

Nutrition Facts

866 calories; protein 26.7g 54% DV; carbohydrates 72.5g 23% DV; fat 52.7g 81% DV; cholesterol 121.6mg 41% DV; sodium 3969.1mg 159% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
06/11/2016
Although I'm sure this is good as written there is one step in the recipe I knew I'd have to tweak to get my husband to eat it. He will not eat canned greens of any kind and even when eating fresh ones they cannot be too wilted or cooked. They must retain some of their bright green color. He is not a picky eater so this is the one thing I work around for him. So on that note I used fresh chopped greens and mixed them in after I pulled the dish out of the oven. I made one other change which wasn't necessary but something we really like and that is that I browned my sausage in a skillet prior to adding it to the kraut and sticking it in the oven.This dish had deep flavor and the kraut had a really nice caramel on it. Even scaled in half this recipe makes quite a bit so keep that in mind. If you are a kraut lover like me then I highly recommend you give this one a try! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/11/2016
Although I'm sure this is good as written there is one step in the recipe I knew I'd have to tweak to get my husband to eat it. He will not eat canned greens of any kind and even when eating fresh ones they cannot be too wilted or cooked. They must retain some of their bright green color. He is not a picky eater so this is the one thing I work around for him. So on that note I used fresh chopped greens and mixed them in after I pulled the dish out of the oven. I made one other change which wasn't necessary but something we really like and that is that I browned my sausage in a skillet prior to adding it to the kraut and sticking it in the oven.This dish had deep flavor and the kraut had a really nice caramel on it. Even scaled in half this recipe makes quite a bit so keep that in mind. If you are a kraut lover like me then I highly recommend you give this one a try! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/09/2017
I made it on top of the stove in a pan since I didn't have two hours for it to bake:) It turned out great and was delicious! Excellent flavor. Read More